Employment Frequently Asked Questions

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This section features commonly asked questions, as well as tips on how to successfully apply online.

 

How to Apply Online

You may apply online from our Careers page on a computer or cell phone

  • From a computer
  • Click "Apply Now"
  • Click "Public Safety Telecommunicator" or "Apprentice Police Officer"
  • Follow steps on page to submit your online application
  • From a cell phone
  • At the top of the page, click "Jump To Subpage..."
  • Click "Apply Now"
  • Turn cell phone sideways (Landscape Mode)
  • Click "Public Safety Telecommunicator" or "Apprentice Police Officer"
  • Follow steps on page to submit your online application

 

Common Questions

1.   Are you hiring?

      Yes! We have openings for 911 Dispatcher, Part-Time Call Taker and Police Officer

2.   After applying online, what happens?

      You will be contacted within 2-3 business days to schedule the next steps of the process

3.   Do you have a lateral entry program?

      Yes! We hire Certified Texas Officers, Out-of-State Certified Officers & Experienced Dispatchers

4.   Are there non-police officer positions available at the Richardson Police Department?

      Yes! The Richardson Police Department employs approximately 100 full-time civilians

      We currently have openings in civilian positions for: 911 Dispatcher & Part-Time Call Taker

5.   How do I apply for the lateral entry dispatcher position? I don't see the posting.

      Apply using the Public Safety Telecommunicator posting and we will contact you with more info

6.   How do I apply for the lateral entry police officer position? I don't see the posting.

      Apply using the Apprentice Police Officer posting and we will contact you with more info 

7.   Are there Internship opportunities available?

      Yes, visit our Internships page to learn more

8.   Are employees allowed to have visible tattoos?

      Yes! Check out our tattoo policy - Basic Job Requirements

9.   What if I want to speak with a recruiter?

      You can contact a recruiter at RPDrecruiting@cor.gov or by calling 972-744-4845