Lateral Police Officer

El Paso, TX
City of El Paso

$55,372.88 – $84,433.46 Annually

12/15/2022 11:59 PM Mountain

General Purpose
Under general supervision, perform assigned municipal law and ordinance enforcement and crime prevention duties which include maintaining a recognizable community presence to preserve peace and order, protect persons and property, and otherwise provide allied police services requested as well as precisely documenting evidence, circumstances and actions regarding actual and potential criminal violations or other public safety related incidents.

Typical Duties
Participate and complete the Lateral Police Officer Academy. Involves: Attend police academy classroom and designated police command field training, attend lectures and demonstrations, engage in practice sessions, read textbooks and instructional manuals. Prepare and submit study assignments about law enforcement, Texas Penal and related codes firearms and other weapons care and use, marksmanship, department requirements, policies and procedures, traffic laws and control arrest methods, two-way radio operation defensive driving, safety and emergency response techniques, accident investigation, ethics, report writing, and community relations principles.

Education and Experience: High School Diploma, GED or higher and twelve (12) semester hours of credit in any field of study from an accredited college or university. A minimum of three (3) years of patrol duty while employed full time by a state, county or municipal police, college or school police department or sheriff’s department and be twenty-one (21) years of age on or before the date of application. Must have received or be eligible for an Honorable Discharge (as defined by TCLEOSE), from all law enforcement agencies of previous employment. Experience accumulated as a deputy, detention officer, jailer or officer employed at a correctional facility, District Attorney’s office, Constable or as a Federal or Military Police Officer is not applicable experience.

Licenses and Certificates: Texas State Peace Officer License by start of the academy. A state-certified law enforcement officer currently employed by a state, county, or municipal police or sheriff’s department (except as stated above). Texas Class “C” Driver’s License or equivalent from another state by time of appointment.

Special Requirements: All applicants must be current U.S. citizens, pass a background investigation, and successfully complete a physical agility examination, medical examination, polygraph examination, psychological and drug exam prior to starting the Academy. Applicants with prior military service may not currently have a dishonorable discharge or other discharge based on misconduct, which bars future military service.