Police Officer

Burnet, TX
City of Burnet Police Department

Rate of Pay: $58,700 – $71,000

**The City of Burnet Police Department is accepting both TCOLE certified and non-certified applicants.**

For non-certified applicants: This position will be sponsored through an approved TCOLE Police Academy. Upon successful completion of the academy, candidate will enter the Field Training Program.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws, the protection of life and property and preserving the peace.

To serve and protect the citizen’s of the City of Burnet through the enforcement of state and municipal law. To assist the Chief of Police as necessary to provide for the safety of the citizens of Burnet.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Patrols an assigned area to ensure law compliance and to investigate suspicious activities, individuals or conditions.
  • Performs arrests of individuals who violate the law and/or ordinance.
  • Enforces City, State, and Federal laws.
  • Responds to calls for assistance and provide necessary policy protection.
  • Issues traffic citation or warning to individuals violating traffic laws.
  • Investigates traffic accidents and directs traffic.
  • Conducts preliminary investigation of crimes and crime scenes to uncover and document relevant evidence and/or testimony.
  • Conducts searches according to due process procedure and collects physical evidence.
  • Interacts with community to establish rapport.
  • Enforces traffic and parking laws.
  • Responds to calls relayed by Communications Officers, including but not limited to domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others.
  • Gathers information/probable cause to secure either arrest or search warrants as needed.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations into traffic accidents and other incidents, including but not limited to interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes.
  • Process crime scenes to recognize, collect and preserve evidence.
  • Aids and backup support to other officers and emergency service providers as necessary.
  • Assists motorists.

Minimum Requirements, Certificates & Licenses

High school graduation or its equivalent

Six months experience as a law enforcement officer in Texas is preferred but not required.

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, and satisfies state statutes.


  • Basic certification by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement is preferred, but not required.
  • Valid Texas motor vehicle operator’s license and have good driving skills and the capability of being insured by the City’s liability insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to pass a physical examination, background investigation, drug screen, and psychological test.