Police Department - Certified Police Officers


The Canyon Police Department is accepting pre-employment applications to generate an eligibility list for future openings. Candidates must be TCOLE Certified Police Officers or attending a Texas Approved Law Enforcement Academy.

Pre-employment Applications and Authority to Release Information (PDF) forms are available at the Canyon Police Department, 301 16th Street, Canyon, Texas 79015 (806)655-5005, or can be downloaded by clicking each, filled out and returned to same address. Please read over the Applicant Information sheet and full job description (PDF), both are available for downloading.

The Canyon Police Department is committed to preserving the quality of life enjoyed by the citizens of Canyon, Texas. Police Officers serve the community through preventive patrols, enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, investigation of reported crimes and respond to calls-for-service.


  • TCOLE Certified Police Officer
  • Minimum age 21
  • Valid Texas Driver's License with good driving record
  • No DWI arrest within the last 5 years (Exception: Class C DUI-Minor)
  • High School Graduate, GED or 12 College hours
  • US Citizen
  • No felony convictions or on probation for other crimes
  • Never convicted of an offense resulting from Family Violence
  • Honorable Military Discharge, if applicable
  • Complete pre-employment application (PDF)
  • Pass physical agility examination
  • Pass written entrance examination
  • Pass pre-employment interview and receive Police Employment Packet
  • Pass background investigation
  • Pass oral interview
  • Eligible for rehire from previous employers
  • Successfully complete 6 month probationary period


  • First Year Annual Salary $43,884
  • Compensated at higher entry salary based on prior LE experience up to 3 years
  • TCOLE Certification Pay: Intermediate or Advanced TCOLE Certificates
  • Firearm and leather apparel, if applicable
  • Uniforms and protective vest
  • Overtime pay
  • Cell phone stipend
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System
  • 9 paid holidays and 1 floating holiday
  • 2 week paid vacation leave
  • 12 days annual sick leave
  • Employee Health Insurance
  • Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Gym membership (3) locations to choose from

Full Job Description (PDF)

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Police Officer, Amarillo College offers an outstanding Certification Program. Amarillo College Criminal Justice Program is an approved provider for TCOLE.


If you live outside of the Canyon Community or are unable to personally pick one up, you may fill out the online application (PDF), print it out, sign, attach all required documentation and then mail to:

City of Canyon
Attn: HR, Misti Hickman
301 16th Street
Canyon, Texas 79015