Police Officer

Agency: Garland Police Department

Location: Garland TX

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Job ID: 2017-4897
# of Openings Remaining: 20
Min: USD $56,989.00/Yr.
Mid: Target Hiring Range
Newly appointed Police Officer Recruits, $56,989. Lateral Transfer program is available to qualifying current or prior police officers. The Lateral Program has a higher starting salary and may include an abbreviated academy.
Type: Regular Full-Time


Position Summary:

Respond to citizen calls for service, enforce criminal and traffic laws, reduce crime and fear of crime within the City of Garland.



Essential Job Functions:

  1. Pro-active enforcement of all applicable criminal and traffic laws, including the issuance of citations.
  2. Respond to calls for service from citizens.
  3. Maintain high-visibility patrols.
  4. Educate public and citizen contacts.
  5. Prepare and complete all necessary reports and supplements.
  6. Attend state mandated and supplemental training each year.
  7. Testify in court concerning collection of evidence.
  8. Preserve and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Garland, Texas, by following the City's guiding principles.
  9. Perform related duties as assigned.


Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills:

  1. Communicate in the English language
  2. Must be able to pass all steps in the Garland Police Department hiring process:


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Licenses & Certifications:

Must possess a Texas Class "C" driver’s license 
Must be able to meet all minimum requirements under the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for enrollment in a law enforcement training program


Physical Tasks & Working Conditions:

The incumbent works under a variety of unfavorable conditions including exposure to gunfire, harsh weather, poor or no lighting, exposure to hazardous chemicals and smoke, extremes in temperatures, all types of weather conditions, electrical hazards, armed/dangerous persons and communicable diseases.

Minimum Education & Work Experience :

In accordance with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) minimum requirements:

• Must be United States of America citizen at the time of application
• At least age 18 and will have not reached the age of 45 prior to entering a beginning position in the police department
• Must have either a High School Diploma or GED and either**
1. Associate’s degree or completion of a minimum of 60 hours college credit from an accredited college or university, 
with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA, or 
2. Minimum 2 years active United States of America military service with an Honorable discharge, or
3. Minimum 2 years of service as a full-time paid peace officer or law enforcement officer

** Education, prior police, or military experience requirements must be met prior to academy start date.