Police Officer

Texarkana, TX
Texas A&M Texarkana

Salary range: $38,000 – $42,152 annually.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

The Police Officer (Police Officer I, II or III) position, under general supervision, prevents and investigates violations of the law, University rules and regulations.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols property under the jurisdiction of the University by car, bicycle or on foot. Enforces all criminal laws and violations of the Transportation Code of the State of Texas as well as university rules and regulations.
  • Takes reports and performs preliminary investigations. Reports all violations of the rules and regulations.
  • Prevents crime, suppresses disturbances, issues citations, and testifies in Justice of the Peace Court as well as County and District Courts and student judicial hearings. Guards and transports prisoners.
  • Interacts with the public, University staff and students daily. Provides assistance to the public whenever possible.
  • Responds to emergency calls and takes appropriate action.
  • Provides assistance to other law enforcement and community departments or agencies.
  • Arrests, cites, or refers persons as appropriate when in violation.
  • Testifies in court for criminal and traffic offenses.
  • Safely operates and properly maintains departmental vehicles.
  • Unlocks doors and buildings and assists campus community with vehicle jumpstarts, unlocks and tire changes.
  • Provides security during special details/events and security escorts when requested.
  • Documents all incidents both criminal and non-criminal.
  • This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year of related experience.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) basic certification or ability to obtain TCOLE license within 90 days of hire for peace officers licensed in a border state (Arkansas, Louisiana, or Oklahoma).
  • Must have a State of Texas or Arkansas class “C” vehicle operator’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Five (5) years’ experience as a licensed police officer.
  • 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university.
  • Active-duty service in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Experience as a Field Training Officer (FTO) and/or School Resource Officer (SRO).
  • TCOLE Certified Instructor.
  • New Detective or Investigator School.
  • Sexual Assault Investigator.
  • Higher education/ISD experience and/or experience with the Texas Education Code.
  • C.P.R. and AED certification.
  • CLERY and/or Title IX training.
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 applications.