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New officer signing bonus: New officers with no experience will receive $2,500.00 bonus upon completion of field training.  New officers that hold a current TCOLE Peace Officer Certification will receive a $3,500.00 bonus upon completion of field training.

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Civil Service Testing

If you have questions, contact the Duncanville Police Department recruiter.



Applicant Information on Physical Performance Test

As part of the selection standards for appointment to the Duncanville Police Department, you will be required to pass a Physical Performance Test, provided you have met all prior requirements. The Duncanville Police Department utilizes the 2000-meter row test.

To successfully pass the Concept 2 Rower test, an applicant is required to complete the 2,000-meter row and achieve a minimum score of 25%, with the difficulty level set to “5”. The passing score is determined based on your gender, age and weight. All row tests will be administered by a certified tester. To determine your minimum standard for a passing 25%, visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website and follow the steps below:

  • select your gender and age range then type in your weight
  • under the “Desired Results” section, type in “25”
  • click “Calculate”
  • you must achieve that time or faster to pass the Concept 2 Rower test.

Training for the 2000-meter row

Please watch the above videos to familiarize yourself with proper rowing technique.

The Duncanville Police Department allows applicants to familiarize themselves on the Concept 2 Row machine prior to their scheduled test date. To sign up for the familiarization and practice dates, one must:

  1. Apply online for the police officer position
  2. Schedule a familiarization and practice test date(s) once contacted by the Recruiting Unit

Gym type clothing and athletic type shoes must be worn.