Military Qualifications

Leaders Wanted

You built a future for America, now build a future with the City of Irving.

Qualifications for Former Military

  • Age 21 to 44 years old.
  • A U.S. citizen.
  • Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • College hours:
    • Waived completely for applicants who have completed 3 or more years of active duty military service and received an honorable discharge.
  • If time was served in the military, must not have been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions including:
    • Bad conduct.
    • Dishonorable.
    • Any other characterization of service indicating bad character.
  • Must not have any criminal convictions above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or any Class B misdemeanor within the past 10 years.

Additional Benefits

  • GI Bill benefits paid while on a training status.
  • Veteran's preference points awarded on initial testing (5 extra points with a passing score as long as DD-214 is presented prior to written test).
  • 15 paid military days per year for reserve service.
  • Specialized division transfers after two years.
  • Condensed application process for out of area applicants.

Testing Information

Military applicants need to take a police officer exam that is closest to when he/she will have their official DD-214. The official DD-214 is needed to complete the background process. Applicants will need to schedule a police test that is within 30 days of receiving the official DD-214.