Police Officer

Bonham, TX
Bonham Police Department

Salary: $41,138.24/Yr. (17.98/Hr.)

Open until filled

Position Summary:

Perform wide range of general law enforcement in a variety of specific assignments
with the Police Department.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol assigned areas to protect life and property;
  • Prevent and detect crime;
  • Make arrests, collect evidence, prepare prosecution reports and testify in court;
  • Exercise a wide range of discretion in enforcement alternatives;
  • Enforce traffic laws;
  • Conduct preliminary and follow-up police investigations;
  • Parking ordinance and regulatory laws;
  • Maintain surveillance and develop information on criminal suspects;
  • Perform security checks of business establishments, private residences and routinely check
    known police hazard locations;
  • Administer emergency first aid when necessary;
  • Conduct crime scene searches;
  • Seize and impound contraband and found property;
  • Control traffic at accident scenes, at large public gatherings, fires, etc.;
  • Investigate motor vehicle accidents;
  • Perform a wide range of other law enforcement activities and other duties as directed.


  • Must meet all standards for appointment and training as established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement under Chapter 1701 Occupations Code;
  • Within six (6) months of twenty first (21st) birthday;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Based upon successful completion of all entrance exams (written, timed physical agility,
    firearms qualification, oral, physical examination, drug screen, and psychological),
    personal history and background investigation;
  • Must have the ability to read, write, understand, and speak the English language fluently;
  • Appointment is subject to successful completion of twelve (12) month probationary period.