Requirements and Disqualifiers
The Wichita Falls Police Department is a family of professionals who are committed to the safety and security of the citizens and visitors in this fine city. Employment with the City Wichita Falls Police Department is more than just a job; the department provides a fulfilling, life-long career with a competitive salary and benefits package as well as excellent career advancement. The Recruiting Division is proud to be able to offer complete details about the application process, position requirements, training academy and benefits offered by the City of Wichita Falls. A career in law enforcement with the WFPD is a career of significant responsibility, community involvement, personal pride, continuing education and training and excitement.
As a Civil Service Agency, all positions open on the WFPD are filled from a list generated by an Entrance Exam. The Entrance Exam is a written test that rates an applicant's reading and writing ability. Following the written test, a Physical Fitness Test and a Video Assessment are given to assess the applicants physical and behavioral skills.
The Wichita Falls Police Academy is 26 weeks of exceptional classroom and hands-on training taught by seasoned Wichita Falls Police Officers who are the best at what they do. Scenario based training is used throughout the academy allowing trainees to experience a vast array of "real life" scenarios in a controlled environment that prepare them for the career that lies ahead. Upon graduation, new officers enter the Field Training Program where they ride with a Field Training Officer for 16 weeks as they gradually take on more police duties.
The Wichita Falls Police Department also accepts Lateral Entry Police Officers who attend a shortened mini-academy. You must be a TCOLE licensed Police Officer meeting certain criteria to apply for the mini-academy. Please contact the Wichita Falls Human Resources at (940) 761-7615 or Training Division at (940) 720-5059 for information on Lateral Entry Positions.
For more information please contact the Training Section 940-720-5059.