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Drug Take-Back Day

October 22nd, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Waco Police Department, there will be an Unwanted Drug Disposal Day allowing folks to safely get rid of prescription and OTC drugs that they no longer need. Please, no liquids or sharps.

Research has shown that pharmaceuticals are present in our nation’s water and may cause environmental harm. We can all help to keep our water safe and clean by disposing of our old prescription and OTC drugs in a safe way!

Poll Completed by Baylor University's Center for Community Research and Development

Baylor University 's Center for Community Research and Development (CCRD) measured the attitudes and perceptions of Waco-McLennan County residents towards crime and victimization, safety and security, and community relations with the Waco Police Department through a telephone survey.

Resident assessments of police performance and evaluations of opportunities to improve police-community relations are included. Each respondent was asked several questions pertaining to attitudes toward various crimes and community problems, their feelings of safety, their assessment of police performance, and their evaluations of opportunities.

Complete Poll Results

About Our History

The Waco Police Department began with the election of a Town Marshall, as provided by the first city charter, in 1871.

The city charter called for annual elections and gave the Mayor the power to appoint four officers that year. Every year, after the election, special committees made recommendationsto the Mayor on who should be hired as city employees.

The largest definitive turning point in the history of the Waco Police Department, the Public Administration Survey of 1956 marks the department's transition into a modern police department.

The Waco Police Department responds to over 100,000 calls for service a year, and they are headquartered at 3115 Pine in WacoMore history.