You must be 21 year old to apply. There is no maximum age limit.
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Interested in joining our force? First, review our eligibility requirements and disqualifications. Qualified applicants may browse current career opportunities and apply online.Selected applicants must complete written and physical agility tests. They must also complete a background check; pass an oral board and polygraph test; submit to medical screenings, drugs tests and psychological exams; and complete a final interview with the police chief and deputy chief.
Allen Police Department offers competitive salaries and benefits. The salary for police recruits is $76,138 during the academy and $79,300 upon being sworn in as an officer. Sworn officers’ salaries range from $87,180 to $102,480 within 5 years based on a step grade system.
Successful police candidates receive salary and benefits while attending the Police Academy as well as in-house TCOLE training and certification pay. Intermediate Certificate is $50 monthly, Advanced is $100 monthly and Masters is $150 monthly. All positions receive paid vacation and holidays, along with life, health and dental insurance. Longevity pay ($4 per month of service) is also provided as a yearly bonus.The City of Allen participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System and offers a 2-to-1 match upon retirement.
Yes, incentive pay is offered as follows:
The Allen Police Department does not offer tuition reimbursement. However, full-time employees are eligible for education assistance to complete a qualified degree plan following the successful completion of their probationary period.
Applicants must complete an online application to be considered for a job with the Allen Police Department. Resumes alone are not accepted.
No, Allen Police is not considered civil service.
The Allen Police Department encourages ride-alongs, especially for potential applicants. Complete the ride-along application and drop it off at the front desk of the police department. After a background check, someone will contact you to set up a date and time.
The minimum standard for all applicants is completing a 2000 meter row at the 50th percentile or above according to their age, gender and weight. The damper setting must be set to 5 for this test. You can check your times under the Texas Department of Transportation Time and Percentage Calculator. Rowing tips may be found with these technique videos.
The written test is a basic skills test, and you must score 78% or higher to pass.
You can purchase a study guide (PDF) at www.fpsi.com/product/npst-candidate-orientation-guide. Cost for the study guide is $15. Make sure to purchase the PACT (Police Aptitude and Character Test).
Patrol officers work in 12-hour shifts (view an example).
Allen Police recruits must abide by the department’s tattoo policy.
Yes. It’s a 4-year contract. The most a recruit would have to pay back is $6,000 (if they leave in the first year). The most a Certified/Lateral Officer would have to pay back is $4,000 (if they leave in the first year). Here’s a detailed look at our contract.
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