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.

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The Civil Service Exam is scheduled for:

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8 a.m.
Emergency Services Education Center (ESEC)
7601 Steinbeck Bend Road in Waco

*Deadline for applications is January 26th by 4 p.m.

Results of the Police Officer/Recruit Entrance Exam (April 2016)

Application Preparation Course

We are offering an “Applicant Preparation Course” to any citizen interested in going through our hiring process. Our Recruiters will give a brief tour of the Police Tower and the Police Museum followed by the preparation course. Attend to learn all the do’s, don’t's, and frequently asked questions of the hiring process.

Dates & Times

Tuesdays: January 10th, 12th, and 17th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday: January 25th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays: January 19th and 26th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Note: space is limited. If you are interested in attending one of the courses you MUST have a City of Waco application on file with the Personnel Office, expressing your intent to take the Civil Service being held on February the 11th. You must also email the Recruiting Office at Police-personnel@waco tx.gov or call (254) 750-7510 to schedule the date and time that works best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply


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.

Helpful Information

Employment Application
Testing date: Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8 a.m.
Deadline for applications: January 26, 2017 at 4 p.m.

*Chrome users, please download application to your computer before filling out.

Salary & Benefits

Requirements & Disqualifiers

Study Guide

Selection Process

Fitness Test Information

Academy Training

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To contact us about career opportunities in law enforcement:

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.

E-mail us here

Recruiters / Background Investigators:
Investigator B. Torres (254) 750-7524


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