Interested in Becoming a Taylor Police Officer?

No Experience? No Problem! 

Notice of Civil Service Examination for Police Officers

The Police Officer protects the City’s residents and property by striving to promote voluntary compliance to laws and ordinances through the use of enforcement, public education and role modeling.  All applicants must meet the MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR POLICE OFFICERS outlined by the Local Government Code Civil Service Chapter 143. Eligible candidates desiring to take this entrance examination shall submit their application packet to the Human Resources Department by Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m.  Failure to return the application packet by the above date shall render the candidate ineligible to take the examination.  
Examination:        Thursday, April 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
                               Taylor Public Library
                               801 Vance St., Taylor, TX  76574

Closing Date to return completed application packets is Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

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Our last recruiting effort resulted in a field of candidates from which we were able to hire an outstanding recruit class.

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 Pay for Your Experience!

(year for year experience on pay chart for departments 15 or more officer, 1:2 for small departments)
We are always seeking qualified applicants seeking to join a great organization with a bright future!
  • Get 3 weeks vacation (120 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
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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 and shall not have reached their 45th birthday.
  • 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.


  • Civil Service Exam (scheduled on an as needed basis)
  • Physical Performance 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.

Want to get notified of our next civil service examination? Email our Civil Service Director!
  1. Police Department

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

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

    Phone: 512-352-5551
    Fax: 512-352-5119
    Emergency: 911

  2. Human Resources

    Physical Address
    400 Porter St.
    Taylor, TX 76574

    Phone: 512-352-5993
    Fax: 512-352-6037