Entry Level Police Officer

Harlingen, TX
Harlingen Police Department

Position Summary
Under immediate supervision of Sergeants, employees of this class are responsible for maintaining law and order, for preventing crimes, and for protecting life and property. Work methods are developed and demonstrated in detail by superior officers consistent with Departmental policy, rules and regulations.

Police officers must be able to exercise sound and independent judgment in emergency situations where danger to life or property may be involved. Officers must be able to exercise independent discretion in meeting emergencies.

All assignments involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of police functions, for tactful and courteous treatment to the public, and conscientious and efficient performance of duties without immediate supervision. Work is supervised by a superior officer through assignment of duties, personal inspections, and review of daily reports.