All applicants, regardless of position applying for, are required to fill out the City of Gladewater general application at the bottom of this page.


Officer Employment Requirements:

The Gladewater Police Department does not hire individuals for the position of Police Officer who are not currently certified Peace Officers in the State of Texas.

 Our department does sponsor individuals through the police academy.  Individuals who are “sponsored” by the Gladewater Police Department do not receive monetary compensation while enrolled in the academy and are not considered to be an employee of the City of Gladewater and are not eligible for benefits.

 If you are not yet certified as a Texas Peace Officer and are interested in a career in law enforcement you are encouraged to visit the police department for more information.


Application Process:

  1. Physical Ability Testing
  2. Background Investigation
  3. Physical Examination
  4. Drug Screening

Application is available for download here:
City of Gladewater – Employment Application
Applications are also available at and should be turned in to

Gladewater Police Department
511 S Tyler St
Gladewater, TX 75647