The Waxahachie Police Department is currently accepting applications for our upcoming Civil Service Police Entrance Exam on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2024. To apply and register for the exam or to see complete information on the position, please click the link below.

March 16, 2024 Police Entrance Exam

Additional Resources:
NCTCOG Police Academy Video With Waxahachie Officers

WPD Requirements & Disqualification Factors

Personal History Statement

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Basic Requirements
  • Must be a citizen of the United States, 21 years of age or older 
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate with 12 hours of college credit from a TCOLE approved accredited college or 24 months of active duty service in the military
  • Meet all initial license requirements of Texas Commission On Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • No felony or class A misdemeanor convictions; including deferred adjudications
  • No misdemeanor convictions, including deferred adjudications, above the grade of class C within the past 10 years
  • Not on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of class C misdemeanor
  • Be of good character and have a stable school, work and driving record
  • No DWI convictions within the past 10 years
  • Must read, write and speak the English language
  • Must possess 20/20 vision, either corrected or uncorrected in each eye. Must be free of dichromatic color blindness, night blindness, and any other visual deficiencies or limitations
  • Shall be able to hear sounds at 40 decibels from 500  - 4,000 hertz
  • Officers must conceal any tattoos, body art or branding by use of the authorized uniform or city-authorized clothing
  • Applicants must be able to pass a physical exam as determined by a physician
  Salary & Benefits  

Step Annual Salary 
Cadets* $71,052.91
Entry (post-academy) $77,231.38
Year 1 $80,320.72
Year 2 $83,533.46
Year 3 $86,874.96
Year 4 $90,349.94
Year 5 $93,963.95
Year 6 $97,722.36

Benefits for Officers
  • Benefits effective Day 1! Multiple plan options for Medical, Dental, and Vision with premium rates starting at $0 per month.
  • Life insurance coverage is provided by the city at no cost to employees
  • Employee + Family options for additional Life, Accident, Short Term & Long Term Disability, and Critical Illness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Account
  • Investment options with our 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Retirement security – Our state pension plan through TMRS provides a contribution match of 2:1, and employees are fully vested after 5 years of TMRS service. Employees may retire at age 60 if vested, or any age after 20 years of service.
  • 15 days of Vacation Leave earned every year that rolls over every year!
  • 15 days of Sick Leave earned every year that rolls over every year, without accrual limits!
  • 11 paid Holidays, 1 Bonus day, and 1 Wellness Day off work!
  • Up to $180 of monthly Certification Pay
  • Longevity pay every month that increases with each year of service

In addition to our employee benefits, non-licensed civilians will receive these benefits upon hire:

  • Enrollment in the Basic Police Academy enrollment, all expenses paid for by The City of Waxahachie.
  • Receive a full salary while attending the academy
  • Military veterans may receive their VA educational benefits while attending the academy

Contact a Recruiter
For more information on the hiring process, we welcome you to stop by the Waxahachie Police Department located at 630 Farley St. You can also contact our recruiting team by email or phone: PoliceEntry@waxahachie.com or 469-309-4410.