Police Officer

Stafford, TX
Stafford Police Department

Salary: $66.397 per year.

Essential Functions:

  • Attend work regularly in accordance with agency leave policies
  • Inspects vehicles for weapons or contraband at the start of work shift and after each transport of prisoners or other persons.
  • Check the condition of assigned vehicle and equipment, identify and request needed repairs to vehicle and equipment.
  • Communicate using the police radio and safely operate vehicles and emergency equipment in emergency situations
  • Distinguish between hazardous and non-hazardous situations and distinguish legal from non-legal activities
  • Responds to calls for police assistance from citizens and responds to crimes in progress
  • Investigates suspicious circumstances and arrests and/or issues citations to traffic law violators
  • Mediates domestic and family disputes and takes action according to departmental policy and family violence statutes and controls hostile groups.
  • Conducts frisks and pat-down searches in accordance with departmental policies and within the framework of Terry v Ohio.
  • Makes arrests and uses force in accordance with departmental policies and statutes, conducts searches of arrested persons, handcuffs or otherwise restrain arrested person, and restrain violent or disorderly prisoners
  • Use firearms within guidelines of policies and procedures and established laws governing use of force.
  • Conduct preliminary investigations on criminal offenses and conducts follow-up investigations as directed by supervisory personnel.
  • Participates in firearms training and maintains clean functional service weapons.
  • Provides intelligence information on known or suspected offenders to appropriate agency divisions or other agencies.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the department by performing other essential duties as assigned.
  • Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Subject to 24-hour recall: The City reserves the right to require an employee in this position to work overtime including during emergency situations (defined as any natural or man-made disaster that may or may not necessitate the relocation of City personnel or citizens). In the event of an emergency and/or a required evacuation, the incumbent may be required to remain at work to provide needed services or perform essential
    duties for the benefit of the general public including services or duties different from those performed in the normal course and scope of the position.


  • High School Diploma or GED; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
  • Basic Certification from the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement.
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation, polygraph, physical, psychological, and drug screening.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License.