Police Department

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.
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For further information, please click the Employment Resources tab.

The Texarkana, Texas Police Department regularly tests for probationary police officer positions. While no test is currently scheduled, you can submit an Application Questionnaire now and will be notified when the next test date has been set.  To fill out an online application, click here and open the "Law Enforcement" tab under the categories.



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Department Divisions

The department consists of:
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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:
  • Narcotics
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene
  • Field Training
  • K-9
  • Problem Oriented Policing Team
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • School Resource Officers
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Traffic Enforcement
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