Police Officer

Harlingen, TX
Texas State Technical College

The Police Officer occupies a staff position assigned to a Police Sergeant. The work involves enforcement of Federal, State, local laws and campus rules and regulations. Provides service, information and aid to all as circumstances require, suppress disturbances as well as security of persons and property.

Essential Functions

  • Employee will demonstrate TSTC Core values of Excellence, Accountability, Service and Integrity with internal and external stakeholders, customers, students and members of the community.
  • Serve as a community liaison by interacting and collaborating with the community. Will work with groups and departments to address specific problems or work toward certain goals. Assist visitors to the campus in locating places and people that they desire to locate.
  • Play a preventive role by providing police presence and making presence known in the community.
  • Present to college community on topics of crime prevention, safety and areas of expertise.
  • Investigates all crimes, accidents or complaints on campus; secures and processes crime and accident scenes, and identifies and collects evidence within scope of authority.
  • Prepares appropriate reports, documentations, and pertinent information.
  • Enforces local, State and Federal laws, and enforces compliance within the TSTC Traffic Rules and Regulations.


  • High school graduate or the equivalent.
  • Have a current permanent Peace Officers License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • Experience for the beginning Police Officer is not a requirement of the job provided they possess a basic certification. Experience will be taken into consideration for employment reasons.
  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Effectively communicate with all segments of the campus population.
  • Ability to function under adverse and stressful conditions.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to gather and organize legal evidence.
  • Effectively work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to formulate effective solutions to problem situations in accordance with statutes, regulations, and training.
  • Exercises good judgment and professionalism.
  • Meet minimum licensing standard requirements as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).