Employment Opportunities

The City of Onalaska is currently accepting applications for Police (Peace Officers).  Applicant must be TCOLE certified and in good standing.  Applicant must complete the Personal History Statement form available on the TCOLE web site and City Application.  Applications can be obtained at City Hall.

Minimum Requirements

Citizen of the United States of America

Twenty-One years of age

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Possess valid Texas Class C Driver’s License

Possess Texas Peace Officers (TCOLE) License

Pass a background check

Have never received a general or dishonorable discharge from a law enforcement agency

Have never made any false or deceptive verbal or written statement relating to your performance as a peace officer

Must be eligible for re-hire at previously employed law enforcement agency


Proficiency, Knowledge, and Capability Prerequisites

Proficiency is the use of law enforcement equipment

Knowledge of law enforcement procedures and practices

Capability to understand, comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions

Capability to accurately conclude reports in a prompt manner

Capability to adapt and accommodate responses to fluctuating demands

Capability to meet the physical requirements at the time of hiring and to meet the physical requirements every two (2) years thereafter

Benefits include: Paid vacation/sick leave/holidays, and retirement.

City of Onalaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Qualified Individuals.  Please submit Personal History Statement and employment application to: Onalaska Police Department, Attn:  Human Resources, P. O. Box 880, Onalaska, Texas 77360 or 372 FM 356 South, Suite 101.