Patrol Officer

Angleton, Texas
City of Angleton, Texas


Enforces laws related to the protection of life and property, directs and controls traffic, prevents crime or disturbance of peace, and arrests violators by performing the following duties.

**This position is safety sensitive and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.


To perform this position successfully, an individual(s) must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Patrols assigned area in patrol car in order to enforce laws, prevent and discover crimes, investigate crimes, maintain order, and answer calls and complaints.
  • Answers radio-dispatch or citizens’ requests for police services at the scene of accidents, domestic disputes, law violations, and peace disturbances.
  • Familiarizes self with assigned area and with persons residing in the area.
  • Investigates illegal or suspicious activities, persons, and establishments; quells disturbances.
  • Locates, searches, detains, and arrests law violators, following recognized police procedures.
  • Interviews and questions victims, witnesses, and suspects.
  • Gathers and preserves evidence.
  • Performs first aid and provides other assistance to accident and other victims.
  • Investigates causes and results of accidents, and unusual or suspicious conditions. Directs and controls traffic.
  • Issues written citations for traffic and other minor violations; serves warrants.
  • Inspects public establishments requiring licenses to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Conducts security checks on commercial buildings and residences.
  • Arrest persons suspected of misdemeanors or felonies.
  • Maintains vehicle and personal assigned equipment.
  • Guards, transports, detainees.
  • Performs jail duty as assigned.
  • Operates police communication and computer equipment to obtain, disseminate, and report information.
  • Addresses and works with community groups to promote good public relations, to inform citizens of police activities, crime prevention and crime problems.
  • Writes accurate, timely, detailed incident, investigation, activity, and other reports.
  • Testifies in court as needed to present evidence by describing conditions, situations, and actions.
  • Assist other agencies and departments as required.
  • Performs related duties as assigned and required.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


The preferred way to obtain the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position are listed below. The city reserves the right to allow substitutions in the event that a candidate or incumbent exceeds requirements in one area but may be deficient in another.


Successful completion of a certified police academy is required.

Associate degree from two-year college or technical school preferred


Prior experience and/or training is preferred but not required.

Required Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Texas Class “C” Driver’s License in good standing

Basic Peace Officer Certification from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is Frequently required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The employee is Occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment may vary in each situation.

***This position is considered essential and is required to respond in the event of an area wide or local emergency.

The City of Angleton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.