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Thank you for your interest in the Austin Police Department! Our current job openings are listed below. Please click on the job title for more information, and apply from that page if you are interested. Please note that you will need to obtain and submit a PDF copy of your credit report in order to successfully create a user profile and submit your application. If you've applied with us within the last year, you will need to upload your updated credit report on the user profile page before accessing the application.

The Austin Police Department hires Police Cadets in cycles. If you do not see a listing for Police Cadet below, the application is currently closed. Please email us at to be added to our email list where you will receive updates on future job opportunities. You can also follow us on social media for updates: @JoinAPD on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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Job Locations 1 month ago(5/4/2020 8:57 AM)
This application is for an internship position with the Austin Police Department. Please only apply if you meet the minimum qualifications listed for this position and can commit to the scheduling requirement.    Have you ever considered a career in law enforcement? This internship opportunity might be for you!   We're currently accepting applications for internship positions for the Falll 2020 school semester. Students accepted into our internship program will work alongside a number of units at the Austin Police Department over a 12-week period, including our District Representatives, Crime Scene Unit, Communications team, and Homicide Unit, among others. Interns must commit to 10 hours per week and will be compensated $11.00 per hour in addition to three college credit hours. In order to receive college credit, interns must be enrolled in a college or university that aligns with a field placement/internship course and must complete the full 12-week program. The Fall 2020 internship program will take place from September 6 - November 21. Graduates of the internship program will be placed at the top of the list for our next Regular Academy.    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:   Before applying for this position you must complete a 500-word essay answering the following questions: - Why should you be selected as an intern for the Austin Police Department? - What do you hope to gain from this internship experience? - Please share your career goals (post college) as they relate to pursuing an occupation in law enforcement with the Austin Police Department. Once you have completed your essay, click 'Apply for this job online' to create your profile and complete the application. Your essay should be uploaded in Microsoft Word or PDF format on the profile page, prior to completing the full application. Do not upload a resume!   The Austin Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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Job Locations 4 months ago(2/1/2020 1:01 AM)
This posting is for the position of Police Cadet for the Austin Police Department.  This academy is currently scheduled to start in September 2020.   Applicants should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in a law enforcement career:   - Read and write English. - Confidence and a responsible attitude. - The ability to react quickly and take positive action. - Resilience. - The ability to remain calm in challenging situations. - The ability to work alone and in a team. - Strong communication skills. - Courage and initiative. - Integrity. - Good physical fitness.
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