Once officers have completed their first two years of patrol experience, they are eligible for both promotion opportunities and transfers to specialized divisions.

Promotional Exams
Promotions include advancement to supervisory positions based on promotional exams. All study materials for the promotional exams are provided by the department.

Transfer Opportunities
The Irving Police Department consists of a wide variety of transfer opportunities including:
  • Academy Training Officer
  • Crime-Scene Officer
  • Criminal Investigator
  • DWI Officer
  • Full Time Tactical Officer
  • Gang Intervention Officer
  • K9 Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • Traffic Officer
  • Many others
Additional Training
Additional training is offered by the department to prepare police officers for new positions in specialized divisions.