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.

Our next civil service exam will be held at 8am on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at our Special Operations and Training Center located at 1420 S. Park Road in Spring Lake Park.  The city is currently accepting applications for the position of police officer.  The deadline for applications is Friday, February 19, 2016.  You may download an application here.


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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:
  • Bi-State Narcotics Task Force
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Unit
  • Field Training Unit
  • K-9
  • Problem Oriented Policing Team
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • School Resource Officers
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Traffic Enforcement Unit
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