The Texarkana, Texas Police Department presently employs 91 officers. The department has been recognized since 2008 by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Best Practices Recognition Program which distinguishes the department as an agency which delivers efficient and effective services to the citizens they serve and reduces the risk and the protection of individual's rights. The program is similar in nature to the national accreditation program for law enforcement but is designed specifically for Texas law enforcement agencies.
The Texarkana, Texas Police Department regularly tests for probationary police officer positions. We expect that the next Civil Service test will be scheduled for early 2018. To fill out an online application now for that test, click here.
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Our officers are provided with well equipped patrol units including mobile data computers, digital video recording units, modern weapons, and state-of-the-art radios. We have numerous specialized units within the department, including: