Entry Level Police Officer

Red Oak, TX
Red Oak Police Department

Salary: $66,321 – $80,691 DOQ.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

The purpose of this position is to perform law enforcement and crime prevention services to the public, to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; and to participate in and provide support and assistance to special Department crime prevention and specialized law enforcement programs. Officers will be required to fulfill all duties of a Police Officer including making arrests, running, climbing, sitting and standing for long hours and writing legible and articulate reports.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols City in radio-equipped vehicle; answers calls for protection of life, property, and enforcement of City, County, and State laws.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, hold-ups, vehicle accidents, deaths, and other criminal incidents.
  • Checks buildings for physical security.
  • Responds to calls related to traffic incidents and any other required emergencies; observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic conditions; assists and advises motorists and enforces traffic safety laws.
  • Stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warns drivers against unlawful practices; issues citations, and make arrests as necessary.
  • Directs traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency or congested situations.
  • Interviews victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogates suspects; gathers and preserves evidence; testifies and presents evidence in court. Searches, fingerprints, transports, and books prisoners.
  • Prepares arrest reports, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed.
  • Plans and executes crime prevention programs and presentations for local schools, churches, businesses, and community groups.
  • Maintains contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems.
  • Assists in the performance of special investigative and crime prevention duties, as assigned.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 years of age.
  • Must hold a Basic Peace Officer’s.
  • License issued by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) or be eligible to obtain.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate.
  • DD214 for U.S. military service.
  • Visual acuity in both eyes, correctable to at least 20/20 binocular vision.
  • Valid driver license with acceptable driving record.
  • Computer literate.
  • Must meet all physical requirements.