The Killeen Police Department is looking for individuals interested in a career in law enforcement.

The department announced on its Facebook page earlier this week that it was seeking applicants to become probationary police officers.

The position is posted on the city of Killeen’s website, with the application deadline set for Jan. 26.

KPD spokeswoman Carroll Smith said there was not a specific number of open positions within the department.

“Anyone who is qualified is encouraged to apply,” Smith said.

The position is listed as full-time, with an annual salary of $40,381.00, according to the city’s website.

Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by 30 college semester hours from an accredited college or university, or a high school diploma and be licensed as a peace officer in the state of Texas, or an honorable discharge after two years of active-duty experience in military service.

Applicants can qualify if they have a minimum basic jailer proficiency certificate recognized for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education.

If not licensed as a Texas peace officer, those selected for the position must attend a recruit-training course in the police academy, which provides classroom and field instruction in basic police procedures.

For more information go to or call 254-501-7600.

Contact Chris McGuinness at or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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