Protects the city’s residents and property and enforces laws, ordinances, and traffic regulations. Duties include patrolling on motorcycle, in patrol car, bicycle, or on foot to control traffic, prevent crime or disturbance of peace, and arrest violators. Performs preliminary investigations to prevent/deter crime and arrest violators. Position responsibilities are carried out by performing the following duties depending upon assignment to Patrol, Criminal Investigations Division, or Special Services:
The City of Seguin is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer.
Starting annual salary is $50,834.28.
($2000 HIRING INCENTIVE OFFERED)
• Responds to calls for police assistance by operating a police vehicle in routine and emergency situations while being able to talk and operate the police radio and emergency equipment;
• Directs traffic, escorts traffic, operates traffic radar monitoring equipment, initiates field and traffic contacts and issues traffic citations;
• Conducts initial investigations of traffic accidents and crimes against persons and property;
• Conducts preliminary and field investigations. Interviews and/or interrogates victims, witnesses and suspects. Documents complaints and investigations as required by policy and procedure;
• Collects, retrieves, logs, and stores property and evidence utilizing accepted methods and equipment;
• Keeps records of activities and makes reports concerning crimes, complaints, accidents, and investigations;
• Observes all safety rules and procedures; and
• Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Abilities: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, departmental policy, rules, regulations, and laws; understand and follow written and oral instructions; write routine reports and correspondence; speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; compute rate, ratio, and percent; and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations and gather/collect information from individuals in a manner to accurately conduct and document investigations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies, judicial officials, and the general public, analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective, and reasonable course of action. Must be able to lawfully report for emergency duty from residence within one hour.
Physical Ability: Must be able to make forceful arrests using own body strength; demonstrate proficiency with firearms; be able to legally and properly utilize non-lethal or lethal force and related equipment/weapons where applicable; effect forcible arrests when necessary; regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 98 pounds. Regularly required to talk and hear. Frequently required to sit, use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and utilize the sense of smell. Occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull, run and jump.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSA'S):
Upon completion of academy and/or the Department’s field training program, must have working knowledge of police patrol methods, practice and procedures, municipal ordinances and geography of the City.
High school graduation, or its equivalent (some college work in criminal justice and/or previous police experience preferred).
Must successfully complete the Department’s in-service and Field Training Program.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
Must have valid Texas Driver’s License and possess, at minimum Basic Certification by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and at minimum, Texas Class C Driver’s License and possess a good driving record.