Interested in Becoming a Taylor Police Officer?

No Experience? No Problem!

When seeking applicants, as most civil service agencies and larger police agencies throughout the State of Texas, we seek all qualified applicants for police officer and police recruit positions, whether licensed as a Texas Peace Officer or not. Those selected for employment who are not yet licensed are sent to attend a regional police academy. Upon successful completion of the academy and passing the State licensing test, police recruits are then sworn in as probationary police officers.

Probationary Officers must then complete an intensive field training program and then continue on to successfully complete their 18 month probationary period prior to receiving full, civil service police officer status.

We're excited to add new officers to our experienced staff. Our police officers as of 04-23-08 currently average 13.86 years of law enforcement experience!

Ready to apply? Click here to initiate your application with the Taylor Police Department!

We Pay for Your Experience!

(year for year experience on pay chart for departments 15 or more officer, 1:2 for small departments)

  • Police Recruit $59,370.53
  • Civil Service Police Officer $61,599.07 to $80,718.52 DOQ*

We are always seeking qualified applicants seeking to join a great organization with a bright future! Click here for more information on pay and benefits!

  • Get 4 weeks PTO (168 hours) after 1 year
  • Earn 3 weeks (120 hours) sick leave after 1 year
  • Get sick leave time paid of up to 720 hours upon separation
  • All uniforms and equipment provided by the City of Taylor
  • 12-hour shifts for Patrol where officers are off every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday

It is our goal to recruit exceptional people who happen to be police officers. If you are exceptional and agree with our values, read on!

Employment Opportunities

The Taylor Police Department operates under Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code--Civil Service.

Qualified Applicant

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age by academy graduation.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. with 12 college hours or be honorably discharged from the US Armed Forces.
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver's license and have a good driving record.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony at any time or a Class B misdemeanor or above in the last 10 years.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must have an honorable discharge from the Armed Forces, if applicable.

Employment Procedures

Forms and Information


  • Civil Service Exam (scheduled on an as needed basis)
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Thorough and Extensive Background Investigation
  • Oral Interview Board
  • Physical Examination by physician
  • Psychological Examination by licensed psychologist

Background Investigation

A thorough background investigation is conducted on all eligible applicants.

Any misrepresentation or omission in the application or other forms will be grounds for rejection or dismissal.

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Hiring Questions? 

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  1. Police Department

    Physical Address
    500 S. Main St.
    Taylor, TX 76574

    Mailing Address
    500 S. Main St.
    Taylor, TX 76574

    Fax: 512-352-5119
    Emergency Phone: 911