Employment Opportunities

The City of Merkel, Merkel Police Department is currently taking applications for the follow positions:


The City of Merkel is located approximately 15 miles west of Abilene, Texas located in Northern Taylor County.  The city is home to the Merkel Badgers, K-12 schools and including a new Pre-K-5th elementary school with the newest facilities located in the heart of Merkel.  Merkel is home to approximately 2,700 residents and growing.  Interstate 20 also a main thoroughfare and we are responsible for approximately 4 miles of interstate traffic.  We are a growing community with new additions being added yearly.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual that is a TCOLE certified Peace Officer and/or will be certified by the closing date.  City of Merkel offers an extensive medical benefits package including dental, along with TMRS retirement with x2 city match. Supplemental insurance and vision available at a minimal cost to the employee.  Applicants are offered take home patrol vehicles if they meet department eligibility and live within the municipality of Merkel.

Officers will also receive incentive pay such as holiday and certification pay.


Applicant must be able to work shift work, including weekends and holidays. Applicants must pass extensive background investigation, weapons qualification, board interview.  No experience is required to apply however, applicant must hold a valid TCOLE Peace Officer certification.  We provide 90-day field training for new recruits and an accelerated program for experienced officers.


•    EDUCATION: High School diploma or GED Certificate
•    LICENSE: Valid Texas Driver’s License
•    CERTIFICATION:  TCOLE Basic Peace Officer Certification

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City of Merkel, Merkel Police Department

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The Merkel Police Department is a Municipal Department of the City of Merkel, Texas