What are the steps to becoming a Kennedale Police Officer?

The following is an outline of the hiring process for a successful candidate.
STEP 1 – The Applicant Test (Lateral Officers are Exempt from Testing)
STEP 2 – Complete the Police Background Packet

STEP 3 – Applicant Interview with First Line Supervisors
STEP 4 – Successful Background Investigation
STEP 5 – Conditional Job Offer
STEP 6 – Completion of a Psychological, a Polygraph, and a Medical Examination

STEP 7 – Final Interview with the Chief of Police

  • After a successful meeting with the Chief, a TCOLE certified candidate is given an appointment date and sworn in.
  • A non-certified new hire will be given an academy start date with all training paid for by the Kennedale Police Department. 
If you have any questions regarding our hiring process, please call Captain Mike Holguin at 817/985-2161 or email [email protected]