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Waco Police Department - Waco, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$37,260.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$40,718.00 annual
$51,696.00 annual
Top Pay:
$53,924.00 annual

Job Description

Participate in a variety of law enforcement activities by arresting offenders and suspects for traffic and criminal offenses, appearing in court for criminal, civil, and other law enforcement related matters, investigating complaints and violations, performing work related to juveniles, vice and narcotics, reporting abandoned or damaged vehicles, patrolling campus locations, serving subpoenas, taking prisoners to court, and performing crime prevention activities such as patrolling and educating citizens. Perform administrative duties by preparing a variety of statistical and narrative reports regarding special assignments, events, functions, crimes and activities, attend roll call briefings and administrative meetings. Communicate with other law enforcement agencies and citizens by cooperating with agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses. Interacting with citizens regarding existing and potential law enforcement and crime prevention problems by responding to requests and inquiries from the general public.

Additional Information

The Waco Police Department’s mission is to provide services to the Waco Community with professionalism, integrity, accountability and respect, to preserve life and property, to enforce the law within the framework of the Constitution and to work in partnership with the community to enhance the quality of life in Waco.

To help accomplish this mission, the Department seeks dedicated men and women to be a part of this growing team. If you want to make a difference by being involved in your community, performing a valuable service to our citizens and adding to the quality of life, then the Waco Police Department is the place for you.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 up to 45yrs of age
  • Education: High School diploma or GED and must have completed 15 college hours with at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale OR have at least 24 months of active duty service from the US armed forces with an honorable discharge OR 24 months active police service.
  • Experience: Not Required but could make you eligible for higher starting pay.
Must be within four months of your 21st birthday by academy start date, and not have reached your 45th birthday by entrance exam date. Vision 20/100 correctable to 20/20. Must have normal peripheral vision and be free from colorblindness. Never been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B Misdemeanor or convicted of any Family Violence Offense. Officers who have five (5) or more years of experience may qualify to start at Waco's five (5) year pay rate. Applicants who have a permanent and current TCLEOSE peace officer’s license may qualify for a modified Academy or Fast Track Program.

Contact Informaton

Sherri Swinson

Waco Police Department
721 N 4th Street
Waco, Texas 76701
phone: (800) 299-5627

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