Lateral Police Officer
Under the general supervision of the Sergeant, the Police Officer operates a patrol unit, enforces federal and state laws and city ordinances, handles preliminary investigations, and makes arrests. This position engages with the community on crime prevention, crime analysis, and public safety.
1. Enforces the law, handles preliminary investigations, and makes arrests.
2. Makes public appearances, speeches and engages with the community on crime prevention, crime analysis, and public safety.
3. Makes written reports on police activity and testifies in court.
4. Drives a motor vehicle for extended periods of time, under normal, stressful, and emergency conditions.
5. Accurately fires handgun, rifle, and shotgun within departmental standards.
6. Cleans and maintains personal and department weapons.
7. Physically arrests and restrains persons of all sizes, ages, physical conditions, and races without unnecessary force or prejudice.
8. Runs extended distances and jumps various objects in pursuit of suspects, backs officers, and assists people in need of help.
9. Administers first aid and CPR as needed.
10. Operates a police radio, telephone, and radio equipment.
1. High School diploma or equivalent is required and a college degree is preferred.
2. Texas Operator’s License without restriction, except A, is required.
3. Active Texas Peace Officer License is preferred.
4. Successful completion of a Basic Peace Officer Training course through a licensed law enforcement academy or successful completion of the college Criminal Justice Transfer Curriculum with law enforcement emphasis and the Texas peace officer sequence as approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education is required.