Job Opening - Police Officer

The City of Watonga is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must be at least 21 and no more than 45 at time of hire with no felony convictions. Must be able to pass a physical agility test and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and be able to pass a police oriented aptitude test at that level. (A GED study guide will help prepare you for this test.) Must have a valid Oklahoma State driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to the City’s insurance carrier. The salary for this position is $16.50 per hour for persons with no experience to $17.50 per hour for CLEET certification, plus the fringe benefit package. Certified officers may be given hiring preference. Applications can be obtained at the police department, or City of Watonga website. Completed applications should be returned to the Watonga Police Department. The City of Watonga is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be taken until position is filled.


Police Chief Shawn Kays


Administration Clerk/ Dispatcher: Anitra Harper
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Watonga Police Department
119 E. 1st St
Watonga, OK


Non-emergency: 580-623-7355
Emergency: 911

Watonga Police Department Divisions and Programs:

November 2018 Watonga Police Department implemented a new program "Community Action Group" also knows as the CAG Program.

Our Mission Statement :

The Community Action Group seeks to build relationships and trust between the Watonga Police Department and the community by leveraging best practices in community outreach, community policing; and, community engagement. CAG will work with the Watonga Police Department to ensure that community relations efforts are consistent and directly support all operations with the goal of building long-lasting relationships. The CAG will achieve this mission by:

1. Developing relationships with community-based organizations, leaders, and groups.
2. Engaging our communities; through events and social media.
3. Working closely with our neighboring law enforcement agencies on community policing efforts;
4. Keeping the public and employees informed regarding community outreach efforts.
5. Partnering with community groups to address public safety issues.
6. Coordinating within the Department to ensure consistent messaging on key community concerns and issues.

Officer Michelle Singh oversees all Social Relations and the Neighborhood Watch program. If you would like to participate in any events please contact Officer Singh at 580623-7355 for further information.

Please check out our Facebook page at:

Santa Cops
Santa Cops Christmas Party 2018
Watonga Chamber Dinner
Badges and Bingo
Badges and Bingo Event 2019
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Cops and Coneys 2019
Hot Dog Eating Contest Winner Ofc. Sheridan
Badges and Bingo Fundraiser for Watonga Seniors Prom 2019
K9 Officer Mate



The Reserve Police Officer Program has been a Watonga tradition for over 20 years.  The purpose of the program is to provide a cadre of well trained volunteers to augment regular officers.  Reserve Officers patrol alongside regular officers, and help provide quality police services to the community.  They also provide support at special events such as parades, fairs, and festivals.

The Watonga Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) is a tactical unit with the assignment of carrying out high risk responsibilities.

The SRT completes a monthly training program where all aspects of tactical responses are prepared for.  The topics trained and achieved include; hostage situations, barricaded persons, high risk drug warrants, high risk arrest warrants, search and rescue, surveillance operations, terrorists threats and attacks, threatened suicide intervention and personal security.                                                                  

Since 1972, the National Neighborhood Watch Program (housed within the National Sheriffs’ Association) has worked to unite law enforcement agencies, private organizations, and individual citizens in a nation-wide effort to reduce crime and improve local communities. The success of the program has established Neighborhood Watch as the nation’s premier crime prevention and community mobilization program. Visible signs of the program are seen throughout America on street signs, window decals, community block parties and service projects. For more information on our Neighborhood Watch Program please call 580-623-7355.