Certified Police Officer

Full Time Waco, TX City of Waco, TX

Job Summary

City of Waco, TX is seeking candidates for a position of Certified Police Officer on Full Time basis located at Waco, TX. Do not forget to review the job posting carefully before apply online.

Job Title: Certified Police Officer
Company Name: City of Waco, TX
Job Location: Waco, TX
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Government Administration
Job Link Expiry: 2023-04-15
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Qualifying Officer Pay: $30.94 per hour up to $35.87 per hour

In order to Qualify, you need to be currently TCOLE certified.

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.

Primary Duties

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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



  • 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 be sent an e-mail with additional requirements needed in order to complete the Police Officer process.

Physical Demands

Very Heavy Work

  • Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Ability to run, jump, turn, pivot, stoop, climb and execute similar movements
  • Ability to push, lift, remove, install and otherwise handle objects and persons weighing 50-200 pounds and subdue resisting individuals by exercise of physical force so as to take into custody and transport them against their will.

EEO Statement

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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