Hiring Process

  1. Phase 1 - Application
  2. Phase 2 - Testing
  3. Phase 3 - Oral Boards
  4. Phase 4 - Background Investigation
  5. Phase 5 - Final

Submit an application

Applications will open soon - for inquiries contact Corporal Bryce Kennedy at bkennedy@celina-tx.gov

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Basic Peace Officer Academy 

Non-TCOLE-Certified recruits hired by the Celina Police Department will be required to attend the Basic Peace Officer academy. Celina Police Department uses but is not limited to using the Collin College Law Enforcement Academy in McKinney, Texas, or the Denton County Regional Academy. Recruits who are sponsored by the Celina Police Department will attend the Full-Time Basic Peace Officer Academy. The schedule is Monday-Friday from 0730 - 1630 and runs for approximately five months. 

Lateral Officer Applicants

Lateral entry candidates must have full-time patrol experience and must be out of probation with their current agency. If separated from the agency, have less than a 1-year break in service. Candidates with 3+ years of full-time experience start at step 2 and candidates with 5+ years of experience start at step 3 on the Celina Police Department pay scale. 

 Any applicant who fails the oral board, background investigation, psychological examination, polygraph examination, or medical/drug testing will be disqualified from testing for one year.