Police Officer

Prosper, TX
Town of Prosper Police Department

Salary
$67,819.00 – $85,912.00 Annually

Acting under the general supervision of a police sergeant. This position performs law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work and other special assignments; and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Department.  This is a sworn position.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol a designated area of the Town to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances.
  • Answer calls and complaints involving automobile accidents, misdemeanors and felonies.
  • Respond to general public service calls including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control, and related incidents.
  • Collect, process, photograph and present evidence using scientific techniques including fingerprints, fibers, blood, and related physical evidence.
  • Check buildings for physical security.
  • Serve as Field Training Officer as assigned; train new officers on departmental policies, procedures and activities.
  • Enforce traffic laws and ordinances; issue warnings and citations; direct traffic at fire, special events, and other emergency or congested situations.
  • Conduct investigations of private property, non-injury, serious injury and fatality traffic accidents; conduct traffic accident analyses and general traffic surveys.
  • Conduct a variety of criminal investigations involving crimes against persons and property, auto theft, white-collar crime, and narcotics; gather evidence and prepare cases for prosecution.
  • Identify suspects; conduct interviews and interrogations; apprehend and arrest offenders.
  • Contact and interview victims and witnesses; preserve and investigate crime scenes.
  • Conduct covert, undercover investigations as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ability to:

  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively, and determine and take emergency action.
  • Learn the operation of standard equipment and facilities required in the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Use, care for and qualify with firearms.
  • Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Meet the physical requirements established by the Department.
  • Think and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately.
  • Understand and interpret laws and regulations.
  • Use standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

Two years of law enforcement experience or two years active duty military or two years of college level course work.

Training:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in police science, criminal justice administration or a related field.

Any equivalent combination of education training and experience considered.

License or Certificate

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Possession of a valid Texas Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education.