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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Results of the Police Officer/Recruit Entrance Exam (August 21, 2017)

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

Salary & Benefits

Requirements & Disqualifiers

Study Guide

Physical 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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