Police Officer – TCOLE Certified

Website City of Waco

Police Officer – TCOLE Certified

City of Waco

Salary: See Position Description

Job Number: 2023-01192

Location: Waco, TX

Department: Police

Job Type: Full Time


Qualifying Officer Pay: $30.94 per hour up to $35.87 per hour
To be considered, you must hold a valid TCOLE License as a Peace Officer.


• Meaningful and challenging work
• Make a difference and improve communities
• Competitive Salary and Benefits

• Full Range of Benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life Insurance
• Mandatory TMRS Retirement Plan with a 2:1 City Match
• Education Assistance Program
• Paid Parental Leave
• Employee Assistance
• Longevity Pay
• And more!

• Chance to do work you are passionate about
• Job Security
• Desire to give back

Are you looking to serve your community, make a difference in people’s lives, and build camaraderie with your coworkers? Waco Police Department is accepting applications for TCOLE-certified Police Officers to join the WPD family. If this sounds like you, apply with the WPD today!


• High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required;
• AND successful completion of Police Academy training;
• AND 15 hours of college credit with at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale,
• OR two years of active-duty military experience from the US Armed Forces with an honorable discharge
• OR 2 years continuous experience as a paid full-time police officer.
• Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
• Peace Officer’s License and certification from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) is required.
• Depending on the needs of the City, additional licenses and certifications may be required.

Additional Requirements:

• After Human Resources reviews your application, you will receive an e-mail with additional requirements to complete the Police Officer process.
• MUST submit documents within 90 days of your initial preliminary application.

Under basic supervision, patrols, investigates, responds to calls for service, enforces laws, prevents crimes, and assists the general public for the Waco Police Department (WPD); conducts surveillance, monitors traffic, arrests suspect, and maintains order in the City.


• Enforces state and federal laws and City regulations; identifies, prevents, and terminates unlawful activities using experience and technical training; identifies, pursues and arrests suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts; duties will vary according to job assignment.
• Performs work according to WPD policies to enforce laws, preserve peace, maintain order, solve problems, respond to requests for service and promote crime prevention through community policing.
• Consistently applies WPD regulations and procedures and provides professional police services.
• Responds to incidents, accidents and calls for service; initiates basic investigations and coordinates responses with regional law enforcement and emergency services agencies.
• Patrols City to preserve the peace, enforce the law, control vehicular traffic and prevent and detect misconduct, misdemeanors, felonies and other law violation; intervenes to ensure the safety of citizens in mental health crisis; investigates and renders assistance at crime and accident scenes; serves and protects the community.
• Preserves the peace of the community through mediation, investigation, intervention, assistance and arrest; utilizes all lawful means to improve the quality of life by recognizing and resolving problems.
• Works with citizens to address the issues of safety, crime and neighborhood disorder.
• Conducts security checks, responds to citizen complaints and treats citizens with courtesy and respect.
• Performs crime investigation and analysis; secures crime scenes and interviews and interrogates suspects and witnesses; preserves, analyzes and evaluates evidence; takes measurements and draws diagrams of crime and accident scenes; searches scene of crimes for clues; arrests persons involved in crimes and misconduct; prepares cases for court proceedings and testifies in court.
• Performs specialized functions in areas of expertise, including general and specialized training, K-9, SWAT, community outreach, crime prevention, event security, warrant service, computer systems, armory and other special enforcement, assessment, surveillance, intervention, investigative and inter-agency teams.
• Cross-trains in a wide variety of law enforcement skills and disciplines.
• Prepares accurate and detailed reports and required paperwork.
• Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the Police Department by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.
• Able to testify in court proceedings.
• Must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet Department standards.
• May be required to respond on off days or non-scheduled holidays, in the event of a departmental or City-wide emergency.
• Performs all related and assigned duties as required.
• Driving is essential

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The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

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