Patrol Officer

Granbury, TX
Granbury Police Department

Salary: $32.58 – $48.87.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Under direction of the Patrol Sergeant, employee performs law enforcement and crime prevention work, including but not limited to; patrolling assigned areas, responding to emergency calls, enforcing state and local traffic regulations, detecting and investigating crime, maintaining law and order, and a variety of other special assignments in support of Police operations.

Essential Functions:

  1. Patrols designated areas of the City to preserve law and order; discover and prevent the commission of crimes; and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances.
  2. Responds to calls and complaints involving automobile accidents as well as misdemeanor and felony offenses.
  3. Responds to general calls for service including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, and a variety of other incidents.
  4. Assists in collecting, processing, photographing, and presenting evidence using scientific techniques including fingerprints, fibers, blood, and related physical evidence.
  5. Checks buildings for physical security.
  6. Enforces traffic laws and ordinances; issues warnings and citations, directs traffic at fire, special events, and other emergency or congested situations.
  7. Conducts traffic accident investigations in accordance with State law and departmental guidelines.
  8. Assists with conducting a variety of criminal investigations involving crimes against persons and property, gathers evidence and prepares cases for prosecution.
  9. Identifies suspects, conducts interviews and interrogations, apprehends and arrests offenders.
  10. Contacts and interviews victims and witnesses; preserve and investigate crime scenes.
  11. Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
  12. Maintains contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with the general public; takes an active role in areas of public education relative to crime and crime prevention.
  13. May be assigned to assist with a variety of crime prevention and community activities, including acting as a representative of the Department in the making of presentations to public groups.
  14. Makes arrests as necessary; interviews victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogates suspects; gathers and preserves evidence; testifies and presents evidence in court.
  15. Serves warrants from this and other law enforcement agencies; remains current on laws and procedures required for processing warrants.
  16. Assists other officers in the resolution of complex problems and situations.
  17. Prepares detailed reports of arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed in accordance with department guidelines.
  18. Stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn drivers against unlawful practices or issues citations and makes arrests as necessary.
  19. Assists ambulance attendants and firefighters and performs emergency efforts to save life and property.
  20. Ability to successfully complete continuing education courses as assigned.
  21. Properly maintains, and is accountable for, department owned equipment.
  22. Uses force in short and moderate duration.
  23. Uses restraining devices.
  24. Uses restraining / control holds.
  25. Uses hands / feet for self defense.
  26. May train and/or supervise others.
  27. May perform other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Police or his/her staff.

Requirements:

  • Must be a United States Citizen;
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain prior to employment, a valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age, but if younger than 21 must have one of the following:
    • Associates degree or 60 college semester credit hours.
    • 2 years of military service; or
    • Received an honorable discharge from the United States forces after at least two years of service;
  • Cannot currently be, nor have been within the last ten years, under court ordered community supervision or probation for any offense above the grade of a Class C misdemeanor;
  • Cannot have been convicted of any Class A or Class B misdemeanor within the last ten (10) years;
  • Cannot ever have been convicted of any offense classified as a felony;
  • Cannot ever have been convicted of any offense involving family violence;
  • Cannot be prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle;
  • Cannot be prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition;
  • Must meet one of the following educational requirements:
    • High School graduate; or
    • Have passed a general educational development (GED) test indicating a high school graduation level and have passed at least twelve (12) semester credit hours from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 2.0 or better; or
    • An honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States at least 24 months of active duty service;
  • Must not have been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions, specifically
    • under other than honorable conditions;
    • bad conduct;
    • dishonorable; or
    • any other characterization of service indicating bad behavior;
  • Cannot have had a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCOLE) license denied by final order or revoked, or have a voluntary surrender of license currently in effect;
  • Must meet the minimum TCOLE training standards and pass the TCOLE examination for each license sought;
  • Cannot have violated any TCOLE rule or provision of Occupation Code, Chapter 1701;
  • Must be of good moral character;
  • Must be capable of performing all essential job functions;
  • Must pass the TCOLE licensing examination for licensing as a peace officer.