Employment

Employment
The Waxahachie Police Department is currently registering candidates for a testing opportunity on October 16, 2021. Applications must be turned in by September 29, 2021. Please click the link below for complete information. 

October 16, 2021 Testing Opportunity

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Basic Requirements
 
  • Must be a citizen of the United States, 21 years of age or older and not 45 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate with 12 hours of college credit from a TCOLE approved accredited college
  • 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  
Cadet Hourly Bi-weekly Monthly Annual
  $24.188 $1,935.040 $4,192.587 $50,311.04
         
Police Officer        
Entry $28.850 $2,308.000 $5,000.667 $60,008.00
1 year $30.063 $2,405.040 $5,210.920 $62,531.04
2 years $31.273 $2,501.840 $5,420.653 $65,047.84
3 years $32.557 $2,604.560 $5,643.213 $67,718.56
4 years $33.860 $2,708.800 $5,869.067 $70,428.80
5 years $35.213 $2,817.040 $6,103.587 $73,243.04
6 years $36.624 $2,929.920 $6,348.160 $76,177.92
7 Years $37.330 $2,986.400 $6,470.533 $77,646.40
         
Corporal        
Entry $38.090 $3,047.200 $6,602.267 $79,227.20
I Year $38.750 $3,100.000 $6,716.667 $80,600.00
2 Years $39.406 $3,152.480 $6,830.373 $81,964.48
3 Years $40.064 $3,205.120 $6,944.427 $83,333.12
         
Sergeant        
Entry $40.197 $3,215.760 $6,967.480 $83,609.76
1 Year $42.206 $3,376.480 $7,315.707 $87,788.48
2 Year $44.216 $3,537.280 $7,664.107 $91,969.28
3 Year $46.192 $3,695.360 $8,006.613 $96,079.36
         
Lieutenant        
Entry $46.268 $3,701.440 $8,019.787 $96,237.44
1 Year $48.796 $3,903.680 $8,457.973 $101,495.68
2 Year $51.323 $4,105.840 $8,895.987 $106,751.84
3 Year $53.852 $4,308.160 $9,334.347 $112,012.16
         
Assistant Chief        
Entry $56.686 $4,534.880 $9,825.573 $117,906.88
1 Year $58.826 $4,706.080 $10,196.507 $122,358.08
2 Year $60.967 $4,877.360 $10,567.613 $126,811.36
3 Year $63.107 $5,048.560 $10,938.547 $131,262.56
 
       
Special Pays:      
  Intermediate Certification $60 per month  
  Advance Certification $120 per month  
  Masters Certification $180 per month  
    (Max certification pay $180 per month)
  FTO Pay $100 per month  
  Longevity Pay $6 per month for each year of service
       

Benefits
Medical Insurance / Dental Insurance / Paid Life Insurance / Paid Vacation / 10 Paid Holidays / 20 Year Retirement / City Matches Your 7% contribution towards retirement at 2 (city) to 1 (employee) / Generous Sick Leave Plan / Uniforms/Firearm/Ballistic Vest / Deferred Compensation Plan
Non-TCOLE licensed personnel will be sent to Basic Police Academy.  The department will cover academy expenses and pay the individual during the academy. Military personnel may receive VA benefits and pay while attending the Basic Police Academy.   

Contact a Recruiter
Come by the police department at 630 Farley or contact Training Coordinator  at 469-309-4443. or sgarner@waxahachiepd.org for more information or for the next testing date.