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Carthage Police Department
Employment Requirements

The Carthage Police Department is always interested in accepting applications
from individuals who meet our hiring requirements. .

  Requirements for Police Officer:

  • Must be 21 years of age

  • Must be able to work shift work, which includes nights, weekends and holidays

  • Have a high school diploma or GED

  • Must be certified by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE)

  • Polygraph test is required

  Requirements for Police Dispatcher:

  • Must be 21 years of age

  • Must be able to work shift work, which includes nights, weekends and holidays

  • Have a high school diploma or GED

  • Polygraph test is required

  • Computer skills are needed

  • Must have ability to multi-task and work with the public

Application for Employment

Applications are also available at the Carthage Police Department and Carthage City Hall.