Certified Police Officer

Sunnyvale, TX
Sunnyvale Police Department

Salary: $29.90 an hour.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Work is performed under the general supervision of a patrol sergeant.

Essential Functions:

  • Practices community policing techniques.
  • They shall enforce all statutes, laws, ordinances, regulations and procedures of the Town and Department.
  • They shall be responsible for maintaining law and order, protecting life and property and performing related assignments.
  • They shall become familiar with State traffic Codes, Criminal Procedure Codes, City Ordinances, Department Orders and Memos.
  • They shall be courteous and helpful in the relations with the public and superior officers, as well as provide general assistance as required.
  • Patrols assigned area, generally by patrol car, to enforce laws, prevent and discover crimes, investigate crimes, maintain order, and answer complaints.
  • Answers radio-dispatched or citizens’ requests for police services at the scene of accidents, domestic disputes, law violations, and peace disturbances.
  • Investigates illegal or suspicious activities, persons, and establishments, and quells disturbances.
  • Locates searches, detains and arrest law violators, following recognized police procedures as well as guard and transport prisoners.
  • Interviews and questions victims, witnesses, and suspects and gathers and preserves evidence.
  • Investigates causes and results of accidents, as well as gather and label evidence, taking photographs and fingerprints.
  • Directs and controls traffic.
  • Issues written citations for traffic and other minor violations.
  • Writes detailed incident, investigation, activity, and other reports.
  • Testifies in court to present evidence by describing conditions, situations and actions.


  • High School Diploma or GED, some college preferred.
  • A valid Texas Driver’s license without restrictions except “A”
  • A citizen of the United States.
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age at time of written test.
  • Applicants with military experience require discharge be under honorable conditions.
  • No felony or class A misdemeanor convictions.
  • No class B misdemeanor convictions within the past 10 years.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Must meet and maintain all regulatory requirements for Texas Police Office License.
  • Must obtain and maintain all required departmental and TCOLE certifications.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen,psychological test, physical assessment including a 1.5 mile run, criminal background check and post-offer physical exam and polygraph exam.