Entry Level Police Officer – (Police Recruit)

Waco, TX
Waco Police Department

Salary: $29.05 per hour.

Closing Date: 7/26/2024.

Position Summary:

Under close supervision, attends training from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and Waco Police Department (WPD) to obtain Basic Peace Officers License and certification.

Essential Functions:

  • Attends classroom training sessions and takes notes required to obtain Basic Peace Officer Certification.
  • Completes and passes written, oral and skills proficiency examinations for a wide variety of required Peace Officer skills and knowledge and maintains required levels of proficiency.
  • Participates in physical conditioning training and testing and maintains required levels of physical fitness.
  • 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.
  • Successful performance in and progression through Police Academy training.
  • Ability to testify in court proceedings.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Driving is essential.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Fifteen (15) hours of college credit with at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale,
  • OR Two (2) years of active-duty military experience from the US Armed Forces with an honorable discharge;
  • OR Two (2) years continuous experience as a paid full-time peace officer.
  • Must be a minimum of twenty (20) years of age to apply, must be 21 by the Police Academy completion date
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.