City of Alvarado

The Crossroads of Johnson County
Photo montage: butterfly, bicyclists on a trail, a father and daughter playing outside, and sunflowers

Employment Opportunities

The Alvarado Police Department is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
  • Police Officer

    The Alvarado Police Department accepts applications to fill openings for the position of Police Officer on a continuous basis.  Located approximately 12 miles south of Fort Worth, and at the crossroads of two major highway systems (IH35W and US67), the City of Alvarado is poised to experience substantial growth in the near future.  This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and progressive agency that will afford you opportunities to grow your career along with the city / organization.  Starting pay is $36,285.60 (annually), with additional pay for certifications through TCLEOSE, and a competitive health plan.  

    To be eligible, a person must be TCLEOSE Certified (or TCLEOSE Certified by start date, not to exceed 1 month beyond test date) and pass a thorough background check (may include a polygraph examination).

    In order to reserve / ensure a slot to take our next written entrance exam; interested parties should submit a “Police Entrance Exam Sign-up Sheet”.  The form can be obtained by visiting the police department’s webpage through www.cityofalvarado.org.  The form should be completed and delivered in one of the prescribed manners, stated on the form, to the Alvarado Police Department Administration (600 S. Parkway, Alvarado TX), during regular business hours.  Applications will be held and applicants contacted as openings become available and our next test date is determined.   


  • Reserve Police Officers (Prior Experience Required)

    Applicants wishing to apply as a Reserve Police Officer must meet all requirements as those applying to be a full-time officer. 

City of Alvarado, Texas | 104 W. College St. | Alvarado, Texas 76009 | Phone: 817-790-3351 Fax: 817-783-7925