Waco Police Honor Guard

Police Contact Phone (non-emergency): (254) 750-7500

Latest News: Violent Crime Strategic Plan 2022

Watch: A message from Mayor Dillon Meek - June 2022

Watch: A message from Chief Sheryl Victorian - June 2022

Watch: Chief Victorian's Waco City Council Presentation - June 8, 2022 (Crime Prevention & Organizational Updates)

The Waco Police Department is Hiring!

Immediate Incentives & Bonuses

Apply now!

New Hire Bonus: $7,500

($2,500 upon graduation / $2,500 successful completion of FTO program / $2,500 after probationary period)

Hiring Bonus 3+ Years of LE experience: $10,000

($5,000 to start / $2,500 fast track (if qualified) / $2,500 1st year) – years of service credit

Hiring Bonus TCOLE Certified: $15,000

($5,000 to start / $5,000 fast track completion / $5,000 1st year) – years of service credit

All new hires qualify for relocation Expense: up to $3,000 

*A minimum time of service will be required in order to maintain eligibility for the Hiring Incentive Bonus.

Neighborhood Camera Initiative

We are asking citizens who have video cameras facing public areas to help out with investigations. Please click the link below if you have a camera on your home or business. Note: your information will be a valuable tool for detectives to utilize for ongoing investigations.

Neighborhood Camera Form

Other Information

2021 Racial Profiling Report

LGBTQ Liaison Information

Officer Annelise Kephart (254) 230-5570

Our History

Our 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 department, the Public Administration Survey of 1956 marks the department's transition into a modern police department.

We respond to over 100,000 calls for service a year, and they are headquartered at 3115 Pine in Waco. More history.