Police Officer

Prosper, TX
Town of Prosper Police Department

$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.


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:


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


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.