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. While there is no Civil Service examination currently scheduled, we anticipate that the next opportunity to test will be later in 2018. However, you can apply for a position at any time, and qualified applicants will be notified when the next test date is set.
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: