Police Officer

Prosper, TX
Prosper Police Department

Starting pay: $65,947 (recruit, without experience)
OR $67,148 (with Police Officer experience)

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol a designated area of the Town to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances.
  • Answer calls and complaints involving automobile accidents, misdemeanors and felonies.
  • Respond to general public service calls including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control, and related incidents.
  • Collect, process, photograph and present evidence using scientific techniques including fingerprints, fibers, blood, and related physical evidence.
  • Check buildings for physical security.
  • Serve as Field Training Officer as assigned; train new officers on departmental policies, procedures and activities.
  • Enforce traffic laws and ordinances; issue warning and citations; direct traffic at fire, special events, and other emergency or congested situations.
  • Conduct investigations of private property, non-injury, serious injury and fatality traffic accidents; conduct traffic accident analyses and general traffic surveys.
  • Conduct a variety of criminal investigations involving crimes against persons and property, auto theft white-collar crime, and narcotics; gather evidence and prepare cases for prosecution.
  • Identify suspects; conduct interviews and interrogations; apprehend and arrest offenders.
  • Contact and interview victims and witnesses; preserve and investigate crime scenes.
  • Conduct covert, undercover investigations as assigned.
  • Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
  • Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public; take an active role in areas of public education and relative to crime and crime prevention.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum eligibility requirements for Police Officer are established by the Town of Prosper and are shown below. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:
Two years of law enforcement experience or two years active duty military or two years of college level course work.

Training:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in police science, criminal justice administration or a related field.

Any equivalent combination of education training and experience is considered.

*All applicants must be in possession of a valid driver’s license.