An individual in this position serves the needs of the community by enforcing federal, state and local laws and ordinances. He or she supports the protection of life and property, prevents crimes, apprehends criminals, and enforces laws by patrolling an assigned beat on foot, bicycle or in a radio equipped patrol car. He or she ensures the safe and legal operation of the City jail; presents crime prevention programs and performs special assignments at the discretion of a supervisor.
Examples of Work
• Patrol the city and respond to calls for assistance; conducts pro-active traffic enforcement duties; arrest, transport and book prisoners; investigate traffic accidents; and issue citations as deemed necessary;
• Testify in court when necessary; conduct preliminary investigations of all reported offenses; feed prisoners; maintain jail; and prepare offense and accident reports;
• Provide information and referral information to victims, family members and witnesses;
• Maintain proficiency in all aspects of police work by attending scheduled in-service training, including qualifying with department issued firearms in compliance with State law and maintaining awareness of changing laws;
• Maintain familiarity with the City’s geography and maintain assigned vehicle and equipment;
• Continue to meet the physical ability criterion to pursue and subdue suspects in order to assist citizens and other officers;
• Perform other related duties as assigned;
• Subject to 24-hour recall.
Education, Experience, or Certification
A minimum of a High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate and possession of a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, Peace Officer Certification is required.