Women in Policing


The McKinney Police Department (MPD) is looking for dynamic, dedicated women to join our team. We want our force to reflect the community we serve, and that means adding more women officers. Police work is a challenging and rewarding career requiring a wide range of abilities. Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills enable officers to interact with a diverse community and diffuse tense situations. If you thrive on a career that involves teamwork, the ability to help others and a new challenge every day, a career at the MPD could be for you.

No previous experience is required. We provide training, advanced technology, equipment and competitive benefits.

Contact a recruiting officer today.


Work / Life Balance

“I chose a career in law enforcement because I wanted a respectable profession that would allow me to help others and have an impact on people’s lives. I can enjoy being a working mom, still have time to be there for my kids’ recitals, school plays, field trips and sporting events. The MPD offers a variety of positions, work schedules and duties; it’s only a matter of discovering which one fits best.”   

Officer Michelle Read, Serving since 2014

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“I love being a part of this community and knowing that I play a role in making it safe for the citizens to live here. The city and department are growing at a rapid pace and there are opportunities for officers here that would not be available at other departments. My career has benefitted from several of those opportunities and I look forward to what is to come.” 

Lieutenant Ana Shelley, Serving since 2005


Fulfilling Career 

“I first became interested in law enforcement to help children and teenagers who needed guidance. I was only 21 when I became an officer. Since that time, I have married and have three children. This career path has given me financial stability and job security. There have been ample opportunities to move around to different areas within the department where I have excelled as a sister in blue.”

Sergeant Ursula Watson, Serving since 2000


Making a Difference

“I got into law enforcement to make a difference in the community. This job has had a profound effect on my life and goals. I have been able to speak to local groups in the community, assist with youth camps and internet safety talks. I love to build student relations and make a positive impact on young people. I have been afforded opportunities to continue training and advance myself toward my career goals.”

School Resource Officer Maureen Messner, Serving since 2006