Career Opportunities

Police Officer Openings

The Bedford Police Department is currently accepting applications for Police Officer. Please read the information on the application and hiring process webpage before submitting an application. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cpl. Chris West at


  • Be eligible for certification from TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement). (Please refer to Texas Administrative Code Title 37 Chapter 217.1 for clarification.)  
  • Must be 21 or older (at the time of certification)
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License (or ability to obtain)
  • 30 hours college credit from an accredited college (college requirement waived if certified peace officer OR two years active duty military experience with an honorable discharge)
    • Please note, the 30 hours of college credit must be from one of the seven accrediting entities recognized by TCOLE, which are the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC), Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), WASC Senior College, and University Commission (WSCUC)
  • Salary

Types of Career Opportunities

Bedford police officers have the opportunity to pursue a variety of specialized positions within the department, such as:

  • Field Training Officer (full-time)
  • Traffic (10-hour shifts/full-time)
  • Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (full-time)
  • Motorcycles (full-time)
  • SWAT (part-time)
  • Drone Team (part-time)
  • Honor Guard (part-time)
  • Narcotics (full-time)
  • Criminal Investigations Division (10-hour shifts, full-time)
  • Training and Recruiting (full-time)
  • Behavioral Intervention Unit (full-time)
  • School Resource Officer (full-time)
  • Community Services (full-time)
  • Explorer Program (part-time)
  • Warrant Officer (Courts, full-time)