($5,000 to start / $2,500 fast track (if qualified) / $2,500 1st year) – years of service credit
($5,000 to start / $5,000 fast track completion / $5,000 1st year) – years of service credit
*A minimum time of service will be required in order to maintain eligibility for the Hiring Incentive Bonus.
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.
Officer Annelise Kephart (254) 230-5570
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.