Career Opportunities

Now Hiring 2022
"Make the Difference" - HVPD is a progressive law enforcement agency proudly serving the citizens of Highland Village. The department's unique community policing practices and value based policing model create an atmosphere of safety and security unrivaled by any other law enforcement agency in the state.  For more information contact Cdr Karl Schlichter, 972-317-5558, Ext 502,

The dedicated men and women of our department are honest, mature, loyal, and compassionate individuals who have both a strong moral character and work ethic. Their lifestyles exemplify strong values and do not compromise their integrity.  In order to become a Highland Village Police Officer you have to hold yourself to a higher standard. During the background process, applicants are disqualified due to poor past choices they have made earlier in their lives.

Tips on What We Look For
Don’t do drugs and don’t associate with others
who use illegal drugs
- if you do, stop now.
When asked about past drug use be honest.

Make physical fitness a way of life
- Applicants are
not selected for the position due to poor physical fitness.
Make sure you maintain a healthy diet and exercise
regularly. Your life or somebody else’s life may depend on it.

Be honest - A lot of applicants are disqualified for lying
or for integrity issues. Tell the truth no matter how
embarrassed you are about your past mistakes.
Remember all applicants are administered a polygraph
examination during the hiring process.

Keep your driving record clean - Applicants are
disqualified for too many tickets, accidents, and license
suspensions. In addition, make sure you are properly

Maintain your values and integrity
- Don’t let
your friends or co-workers pressure you into
compromising your values or integrity. Remember
integrity is “What you do when nobody is looking.”

Be responsible on the internet and social media -
Remember what you post on the internet represents
who you are. What kind of impression are you making?

Do a great job - Your employment history is very
important. Make sure you develop and maintain a
strong work ethic. Don’t call in sick if you are not sick.

Don't be a job-hopper - If you do leave, give two weeks
notice if you resign from a position. Report to work
on time with a great attitude.

Make a good impression - We need applicants
who believe in themselves. Be assertive, self-confident,
outgoing, compassionate and learn to communicate well
with a wide variety of people.

Sharpen your writing skills
- Strong writing skills
are very important for a successful career in law
enforcement. Applicants are not selected for poor
grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Pay your bills - The way you manage your personal
finances assists the department in determining your level
of responsibility and maturity.