Our mission is to provide police services to the Waco Community with integrity, professionalism, accountability and respect, to preserve life and property, to enforce the law within the framework of the Constitution, to work in partnership with the community, and to be good stewards of the public’s trust and resources.
If you want to make a difference by being involved in your community, performing a valuable service and adding to the quality of life, then the Waco Police Department is the place for you.
Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m., Thursday, August 3, 2017. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline. Once you submit a City of Waco application you will receive a confirmation email with the background packet documents attached. Packets are due in at the Waco Police Department Personnel Office no later than 4 p.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017. Background packets will not be accepted after this deadline.
Testing will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the McLennan Community College Emergency Services Education Center, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Road. There are no other test dates scheduled at this time after August 2017. Any future test dates will depend on if there are vacancies. If you have not already done so, please visit our website to learn more about our requirements, disqualifiers, selection process and the great benefits the Waco Police Department has to offer. Applications can be submitted via email.
The tentative start date with the City of Waco will be January 8, 2018. The police academy will begin Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Applicants who have a permanent and current TCOLE peace officer’s license may qualify for a modified Academy.
After completion and return of the application, you are required to keep the Personnel Unit informed of any changes (address, phone numbers, etc.). Note: failure to do so could result in your disqualification.
The Waco Police Department accepts no responsibility for lost, delayed or misdirected mail. All applications must be returned directly to the Personnel office, or can be emailed to Police-Personnel@wacotx.gov.
The personnel office is located at the Waco Police Headquarters, 3115 Pine Avenue in Waco.
Any one who does not have a preliminary application on file in the Waco Police Department Personnel Office will not be allowed to take the Civil Service Entrance Exam.
The study booklet will be made available to applicants who have a Preliminary Application on file. The booklet includes examples of material covered on the Civil Service Entrance Exam and is designed to assist you in preparing for the examination. Study booklets can also be downloaded in a printable .pdf format.
All applicants who score 70% or higher will be ranked on an Eligibility List based on their score. Tied scores will be ranked according to Civil Service Rules. All other phases of the selection process are either 'pass' or 'fail'.
Waco Police Department, Personnel & Recruiting Unit
Sgt. Vrail George, Personnel/Recruiting Unit, SWAT Team Leader
3115 Pine Avenue,
Waco, Texas 76708
or call (254) 750-7510 or 1-800-299-JOBS (5627)
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Recruiters / Background Investigators:
Investigator B. Torres (254) 750-7524
THE CITY OF WACO IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.