Police Officer

Waco, TX
Bellmead Department

Salary: $59,125.00 – $69,472.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision of Police Sergeant, the Police Officer enforces Federal, State, and City laws, rules, regulations, ordinances and codes, by performing various law enforcement tasks that support law enforcement and crime prevention activities. Performs investigative work and other special assignments; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the department. Maintains high visibility in the community to deter and prevent criminal activity and educates the public in ways to protect themselves from criminal activity.

Essential Functions:

• Conduct routine patrol of assigned City areas to assist in crime prevention efforts, report and respond to suspicious circumstances, traffic violations, and hazards to life or property while enforcing all City ordinances, County, State, and Federal laws.

• Respond to calls for service including the investigation of civil and criminal activity, citizen complaints, traffic accidents, domestic violence issues, and other areas of misconduct or emergencies.

• Mediate and/or negotiate conflicts and disagreements within the community.

• Arrest, charge, and book violators of laws or individuals with outstanding warrants for their arrest.

• Transport those arrested to jail, if required.

• Present testimony and evidence in municipal and county courts on traffic, civil, or criminal cases.

• Assist with Police Department and City sponsored events including traffic and crowd control.

• Observe, monitor and control routine and unusual traffic conditions.

• Stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws.

• Warn drivers against unlawful practices, and issue citations when warranted.

• Advocate public awareness for crime prevention, neighborhood watch, and other citizen programs.

• Complete reports, citations, documentation, and case files in a timely manner.

• Gather information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informants.

• Analyze criminal, emergency and law violation situations to determine the best method or procedure.

• Aid in criminal investigations and law violations using physical evidence, statements, and further evidencegathered within the department, and using effective law enforcement techniques.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Basic police certification from TCOLE is required
  • Police experience is preferred.
  • Possess a valid Texas Basic Peace Officer License by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • Meet and maintain all regulatory requirements by TCOLE.
  • Possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.