Employment Requirements

Carthage Police and Municipal Court
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

Click link below for Employment Application. Applications are also available at the Carthage Police Department and Carthage City Hall.

Application for Employment