How many openings do you have?

The Denton Police Department currently has 204 authorized sworn positions. We average about 10 openings at any given time.

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1. How many openings do you have?
2. How does civil service work regarding the entry level position?
3. I took the test a couple of months ago and I still have not been contacted. Why not?
4. I passed but did not score very well on the test, should I give up on coming to work for the Denton Police Department this time around?
5. Is there a physical agility test?
6. How long is the hiring process?
7. If I am a licensed peace officer, will you require me to attend another police academy?
8. Where do you send recruits for the police academy and how long does it last?
9. How long is field training?
10. How is the current patrol shift configured?
11. How long do I have to work in patrol before becoming a criminal investigator, a sergeant or assigned to any other section?
12. Is there any financial cost incurred by me upon being hired?
13. How much will a pistol and associated gear cost me?
14. When is the next civil service test?
15. How can I study for the civil service test?