My wife and I moved here from Indio, California, in 2008. I have been with Irving PD for 13 years. I have always been treated fairly and respectfully by my Irving PD brothers and sisters up and down the chain of command. The Texas schools and economy are second to none, period. Your dollar goes miles further here in Texas than California. You no longer must work over 40 hours a week to barely survive. Having prior experience is a great asset, use it to better the department and those around you. Remember, no one owes you anything because you have experience. You can do whatever job you want in this department, but no one will give you a specialty assignment because you merely say you have “skills” in that area. You must earn everything. Be humble and remain confident in your abilities.