Police Officer

Agency: Farmers Branch Police Department

Location: Farmers Branch TX

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Closing Date/Time:            Continuous

Salary:                                   $28.72 - $37.39 Hourly
$59,728.03 - $77,781.43 Annually 

Job Type:                             Full Time


Are you a service minded professional?
Are you looking for a career in law enforcement?
We are looking for dedicated individuals to join our team.

Physical Agility Test and Written Exam will be held on:


Please note:
There will not be any re-schedules or alternate test dates available. Application must be complete and include a current email address. "See Resume" is not acceptable. Applications that are incomplete or missing information will not be considered.  A new application must be submitted for each test date.

Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen, polygraph examination, psychological assessment, background investigation, and physical exam.


 Essential Job Functions:

Answers radio calls for all types of police services; patrols assigned geographic area to identify and deter criminal activity and public safety hazards. Investigates traffic accidents; arrests criminal and traffic law violators; issues citations and testifies in legal proceedings; conducts investigations of criminal offenses, missing persons, and attends all public safety incidents.


Writes reports of offenses, accidents, arrests and other public safety incidents; directs traffic; intervenes and mediates in crisis situations and all types of disputes; performs building and residence security checks; provides high law enforcement visibility to deter crime and inspire community sense of security; refers citizens with non-law enforcement problems to appropriate social service agencies.

Executes misdemeanor and felony warrant of arrest; may serve as Court Bailiff for Municipal Court; receives crime victims and general public at front desk, refers them to the proper authority; takes fines and bonds and releases prisoners; fingerprints immigration applicants, licensing applicants, employment applications and clearance applicants as assigned. Presents crime prevention programs; provides residential and commercial security surveys. Responsible for regular attendance and arriving to work on time. 


 Education and Experience:


 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Good knowledge of modern law enforcement practices and procedures; good knowledge of criminal structures and traffic ordinances; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; good knowledge of local, state and federal laws; ability to remain calm and decisive under extreme stress; skill in analysis and problem solving techniques; skill in the use of negotiation and mediation techniques; skill in the use of communication equipment; skill in the use and care of firearms; ability to physically restrain subject and make arrest.



Must be able to work rotating shifts including weekends. Obtain TCOLE License and Basic Certificate within six months; annual continuing education as necessary to retain certification. Valid Texas Class "C" Driver's License. (Salary consideration will be given to lateral transfers.)

Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen, polygraph examination, psychological assessment, background investigation, and physical exam.







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