Our mission is to provide outstanding police services, in partnership with the community, to maintain a safe environment that contributes to the quality of life.
Department Accreditation The City of Plano Police Department is proud to have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) since 1992. In November 2012, the department received the Accreditation with Excellence Award, which designated Plano as an extraordinary example in Law Enforcement.
A Meritorious Service award, given to agencies with 15 or more continuous years as an accredited agency, was also presented to the Plano Police Department at that time. View more information regarding our accreditation status.
Our most recent Police Recruit Civil Service Entrance Examination was held at on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Plano Police Officers are hired from an eligibility roster consisting of the names of individuals who have successfully passed a Police Recruit Civil Service Entrance Examination.
If you are interested in taking a future Civil Service Examination test for the position of Police Officer, please submit your nameinto an upcoming employment opportunity database with the City of Plano Police Department.
Open Carry and Campus Carry in Texas
In accordance with House Bill 910, Texans will be allowed to carry handguns in plain view starting January 1, 2016. To help citizens understand these changes, the Plano Police department has compiled some answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions.
This information is only intended to provide general information about the changes involving open carry and campus carry. The laws pertaining to firearms in Texas can be complex so make sure that you have a thorough understanding of what is allowed by both Texas and federal law.