Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is the mass transit agency for the Dallas metropolitan area and employs almost 4,000 personnel serving over 70 million riders annually. The DART Police Department provides police services for the transportation system throughout 13 cities in 6 counties, covering over 700 square miles. The department has 429 positions, which are comprised of 257 sworn officers and 172 civilian employees.
Given the size of the department, DART Police offers a wide variety of special assignments, such as canine handlers, detectives, motorcycle officers, bicycle officers, special operations officers, training officers, and background investigators. As a medium sized police department, each officer is a valued team member and our officers personally know each other, which leads to a heightened level of support and camaraderie.
The DART Police Department also offers career advancement opportunities due to growth related to planned rail expansion over the next few years. The D2 subway is scheduled to open by the end of 2021 and the silver line is scheduled to open in December 2022.
Given the large size of the entire agency, DART offers a generous benefits package that includes: multiple affordable health insurance options, as well as dental, vision, life, AD&D and AFLAC insurance, three retirement plans (defined contribution plan, 401k plan, and 457b plan), paid time off that increases with seniority, paid holidays, full uniform provided, tuition reimbursement, military leave, among many other benefits.