Weatherford - Lateral Police Officer

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Department Weatherford Police Department
Job TitleLateral Police Officer
Location Weatherford, TX
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Weatherford Police Department, TX Police Jobs

Weatherford Police Department, TX Police Jobs

We value your experience!  Now Accepting Lateral Applications.


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Row Testing and Interviews will be scheduled as needed!

Weatherford is a strong, progressive community of more than 30,000 citizens just 30 miles west of Fort Worth.  We enjoy a small town feel with big city amenities in a community that supports public safety like no other.  The Weatherford Police Department is seeking team members committed to our mission to enrich our community through exceptional professionalism, collaboration, and commitment to proactive policing.  At WPD, we value Justice, Accountability, Integrity, Teamwork, and Innovation.  Our vision is to forge a path toward becoming the safest city in Texas and establishing ourselves as a leader within the law enforcement community; we will remain steadfast in our commitment to this agency, our employees, and our community by delivering servant leadership, advanced training and development, wellness initiatives, and state of the art facilities and equipment. 

We select only the best applicants who represent the best fit in our community.  We care more about who you are than what you’ve done.  If you are a certified officer and think we are the right fit for you, we encourage you to apply. We are looking for Officers with experience who are ready to lead within our agency.  

We encourage you to watch our videos and visit our Facebook page.  If WPD looks like the right place for you to make a difference, then click the apply now button below.

Lateral Officers:

  • Pay $64,743-$95,655

  • Increased pay based on experience and certifications
  • Sign-on bonus up to 10k
  • Modified & expedited hiring process:

  • 1. Row test and Interview
  • 2. Background
  • 3. Command Interview


  • Unmatched community support
  • 12 hour shifts with every other weekend off
  • Uniforms and equipment provided
  • Focused on wellness initiatives
  • Work out on duty
  • College Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive pay for advanced certifications
  • TMRS and 457 Retirement Plans
  • $64,743.31 per year for TCOLE certified Officers, step increases depending on service years and qualifications


  • Patrol
  • SWAT
  • K9
  • Street Crimes
  • Marine Patrol
  • School Resource Officer
  • Investigations
  • Community Services
  • Crisis Negotiations
  • Advanced Accident Investigation
  • Honor Guard


  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must be 21 years of age at the time of licensing
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid driver's license. If out-of-state, must be able to obtain a Texas Driver's License in a specified time after appointment. 
  • General good health, normal hearing/vision and free of color blindness.
  • Must be currently licensed Peace Officer in the State of Texas  (Out of State Applicants must have already successfully challenged the TCOLE Test)

Automatic Disqualification List

The following are absolute disqualifiers for employment as a sworn officer:

  • Conviction of any felony
  • Conviction of a Class A Misdemeanor
  • Conviction of a Class B Misdemeanor in the last 10 years
  • Conviction of any Family Violence Offense
  • Dishonorable discharge from military

If you can answer YES to any of the above questions you are not eligible to be a police officer
with the Weatherford Police Department.

Thank you for your interest in the Weatherford Police Department.


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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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