Argyle - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Argyle Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$57,977 Starting Pay, Step Pay & Lateral Transfer Pay Scale In Place
Deadline Jul 31, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Argyle, TX
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Argyle Police Department, TX Police Jobs




To start the application process, the applicant must complete the following:

1. Complete your application on

2. Copies of the following documents will also be submitted with the application:

    • Texas Peace Officer License (if applicable) 
    • Driver’s License
    • Information Release

The hiring process will consist of the following steps:

  1. Receipt of written application
  2. Telephone Interview
  3. Submission of first writing prompt
  4. Ride-along with current Argyle Police Officer
  5. Submission of Personal History Statement
  6. Background Investigation
  7. Oral Board and, if oral board passed, second writing prompt
  8. Interview with Chief of Police
  9. If a Conditional Offer of Employment is made:
  10. Physical Screening
  11. Polygraph Examination
  12. Submission of fingerprints (FAST)
  13. (if necessary) Psychological Examination

Applicants may be removed from consideration for employment at any point in this process.  Completion of any step in this process is not assurance of moving forward. 

The minimum qualifications for all police officer applicants include the following:

  • 21 years of age.
  • High school graduate or GED.
  • Pass a background investigation. 
  • Licensed by TCOLE.
  • Pass a polygraph test.
  • Pass an oral interview.
  • Pass a physical examination, psychological screening, and drug test.
  • Be of good moral character. 
  • Any other standards set by law or by policy of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement

  • Possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.



It is an exciting time at the Argyle Police Department as we continue to grow in both population and professionalism. This is an excellent place to work and call home. Argyle is ranked as the top public-school system in Texas, based on the Lone Star Cup awards, and is home to the top private school in the state of Texas, Liberty Christian. Our economy and tax base are strong as we grow, yet we continue to maintain our rural feel by design.

We have a relaxed employee atmosphere where you can make a difference each day, and you will find that you are an important part of a team here instead of just a badge number. Although small today, we are growing and adding officers on a yearly basis. The Town encompasses approximately 12 square miles in southern Denton County.  We have a strong commitment to service in the community, demand excellence in everything we do, and focus our efforts in that direction.  As part of the hiring process, you will take part in a ride-along where one of our patrol officers will give you the opportunity to discuss what it is like to work for the Argyle Police Department.  We are certain you will come away from this experience understanding just how special this department is. 

We have a heavy commitment to evolution in the police department and consistently update or upgrade our equipment and policies to remain modern and relevant.  We answer about 5,000 calls for service in the community per year and serve an extremely active population that provides overwhelming support for everything we do.

Our schedules are flexible 12-hour shifts, and we strive to keep the family first when arranging for time off.  The department furnishes uniforms and every tool you could need to be successful. We have a competitive employee benefits and pay package and our retirement system is the best TMRS has to offer.

Argyle PD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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