Police Officer

Bastrop, TX
Bastrop Police Department

Salary: $58,487.00 Annually.

Position Summary:
Under direct supervision of a Patrol Sergeant, performs a wide variety of police and law enforcement activities. Tasks are service and protection oriented, and include collecting and dispensing information, arbitrating disputes, providing assistance, protecting and recovering property, preventing crime and providing other public protection services. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with state and local laws and ordinances, as well as established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise independent judgment. Performs related work as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to calls for police service and takes action upon observing a circumstance or situation requiring police attention, i.e., traffic accidents, DWI/DUID suspects, domestic disputes and disturbances, disputes among neighbors, criminal complaints.
  • Serves and arrests suspects on warrants; serves search warrants.
  • Interviews witnesses, victims, suspects, arrested persons, and informants to obtain pertinent information concerning accidents/crimes.
  • Provides assistance and service to the public, i.e., changing tires, directing traffic, etc.
  • Responds to emergencies, burglary and fire alarms, robbery in progress calls, and performs initial building searches.
  • Performs or assists with scene control in all situations, i.e., fire, EMS, traffic accident.
  • Conducts initial crime scene investigations, i.e., identifies and collects crucial evidence to be secured for processing, labels evidence with data for crime scene reconstruction, packages and stores evidence in a manner to protect chain of custody.
  • Enforces laws and apprehends misdemeanor and felony violators and fugitives; arrests and transports persons found to have committed a criminal act.
  • Testifies in civil, juvenile, traffic, and criminal court proceedings.
  • Performs considerable report and record maintenance duties, i.e., traffic citations, family violence reports, subpoenas, daily activities, statements, vehicle impounds, inventory and search, property receipts and dispositions.
  • Maintain current knowledge of changes in laws, new methods of enforcement, and other trends and developments in law enforcement by attending in-service workshops and training.


  • Basic Peace Officer certification from TCOLE.
  • A valid Texas Class C Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record to be maintained throughout employment.
  • Required to complete all Incident Command Trainings.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
  • Must be able to work holidays, weekends, or after hours for special events, meetings, or during emergency situations as required.