Patrol Officer

Lake Jackson, TX
Lake Jackson Police Department

Salary range: $28.39 – $28.39.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

The Patrol Officer performs general duty police work in the protection of life and property through law enforcement.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform patrol work on an assigned shift; conduct preliminary investigation and miscellaneous duties in accordance with departmental rules and regulations.
  • Enforce laws and ordinances; patrol an assigned area during a specific period in a motorized police vehicle or on foot; examine premises of unoccupied buildings or residences in order to discern or confirm suspicious conditions.
  • Investigate suspicious conditions and complaints and make arrests of persons who violate laws and ordinances.
  • Operate radar, video camera and intoxilyzer equipment in enforcing traffic laws; accompany prisoners to police station, jail or court and appear in court as arresting officer/witness.
  • Photograph, fingerprint, and book prisoners into jail; direct traffic and issue violator citations when necessary; work traffic accidents and provide assistance to fire and emergency personnel in assigned area as directed, giving all possible assistance, administering first aid, and preparing necessary reports.
  • Maintain order in crowds and may occasionally escort parades, funerals, or attend other public gatherings; watch for stolen vehicles and wanted and missing persons; perform investigations and enforce City and State laws pertaining to juvenile offenders; and, respond to criminal complaints and take necessary corrective action.
  • Provide general information to the public; operate and maintain radio patrol vehicle as required, perform minor maintenance such as adding gas and oil and checking tires; report major malfunctions of police vehicles to the shift commander.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • High school graduate or GED. Graduation from basic police academy and successful completion of the State of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) examination.
  • Prior experience in law enforcement preferred but not required.
  • Texas class C driver’s license, Texas Peace Officer’s License.