Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Regular Academy:
Must be a current U.S. citizen (born or naturalized).
Age must fall between 20.5 and 45 years of age at the time of application.
High school diploma, high school transcripts, or GED.
Valid and current driver's license.
How to Apply
Individuals who are interested in applying will need to complete an online application. You can access the link to our current posting by visiting our main APD Recruiting page. You will need to submit an Experian Credit report along with your initial application.
Once we receive your application it will be placed in a queue. All applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Applicants should review the Additional Information to Applicants document when applying.
Check out our Hiring Process page for specific information on the steps it takes to become an Austin Police Officer.
Academy and Field Training
The Austin Police Department Academy will be comprised of approximately 8 months of training. Recruits will be required to perform classroom academics and perform physical/defensive tactics proficiency while attending the Regular Academy. Graduates of the Academy will be placed into a twelve (12) week APD Field Training Program.