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Drug Takeback Event---
Waco Police will leave a monitored, locked box in the Waco Police Department lobby at 3115 Pine Ave.
It’s open to whomever wishes to bring in drugs/pharmaceuticals for proper disposal.
All locations are open Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Waco Police Department began with the election of a Town Marshall, as provided by the first city charter, in 1871.
The city charter called for annual elections and gave the Mayor the power to appointfour officers that year. Every year, after the election, special committees made recommendationsto the Mayor on who should be hired as city employees.
Sometimes the police department would have a whole new staff every year. Some form of this system of hiring and firing was used all the way up to the 1930s.
The largest definitive turning point in the history of the Waco Police Department, the Public Administration Survey of 1956 marks the department's transition into a modern police department.
The Waco Police Department is headquartered at 3115 Pine in Waco.