Certified Police Officer OR Police Recruit

Hewitt, TX
Hewitt Police Department

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant, enforces Federal, State, and City laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and codes by performing various law enforcement tasks that support law enforcement and crime prevention activities. Performs investigative work and other special assignments; performs various technical and administrative tasks supporting the Hewitt Police Department. Assignments within this rank include Patrol officer, Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, K-9 Officer, and Criminal Investigations. Maintains a high visibility in the community to deter and prevent criminal activity and educating the public in ways to protect themselves from criminal activity and/or prevent accidents and injuries.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts routine patrol of assigned City areas to assist in crime prevention efforts, reports and responds to suspicious circumstances, traffic violations, and hazards to life or property.
  • Responds to calls for service, including investigating civil and criminal activity, citizen complaints, traffic accidents, and domestic violence issues.
  • Mediates and negotiates conflicts and disagreements within the community.
  • Arrests, charges, and books violators of laws or individuals with outstanding warrants for their arrest.
  • Presents testimony and evidence in municipal and county courts on traffic, civil, or criminal cases.
  • Assists with Police Department and City-sponsored events, including traffic and crowd control.
  • Advocates public awareness for crime prevention, neighborhood watch, and other citizen programs. Promotes activities and special events in the community that relate to crime prevention and positive department-community relations.
  • Promotes crime prevention: organizes neighborhood watch groups, Citizen Police Academy, etc.
  • Completes reports, citations, documentation, and case files promptly.
  • Gathers and information in criminal investigations by interviewing & obtaining statements of victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informers.
  • Plans, implements, and completes criminal investigations and law violations using physical evidence, statements, and further evidence gathered within the department and effective law enforcement techniques.
  • Analyzes criminal, emergency, and law violation situations to determine the best method or procedure.
  • Prepares written reports as required by specific areas of assignment.
  • Inform crime victims of prosecution procedures and discuss investigation procedures.
  • Checks condition and status of assigned equipment; secures all equipment before leaving it unattended.
  • Stay current regarding laws, technical developments, legal procedures, and relevant court rulings.
  • Assist with background investigations and interviews.
  • Provide on-the-job training for new officers.
  • Travels to patrol assigned areas, respond to calls for service and attend meetings, conferences, and frequent training.
  • Operates police vehicles safely and courteously.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the superior office and as required by law.

Requirements:

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screening, physical, criminal background check, fingerprinting check, and MVR check.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Possess a valid Texas Class C Driver’s License.
  • Certified Officers must be currently licensed in the State of Texas as a Peace Officer.
  • Non-certified officers must be able to pass the police academy and state licensing test(s).