Police Officer

Celina, TX
Celina Police Department

Under general supervision of a Police Sergeant; 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 Celina Police Department. Maintains a high visibility in the community to deter and prevent criminal activity, and educates the public in ways to protect themselves from criminal activity and/or prevent accidents and injuries. Actively promotes the department’s community policing philosophy by involving the community as partners.

Responsibilities:

• Patrol a designated area of the City 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, criminal offenses, and related incidents.
• Secure crimescenes.
• 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, culture, 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, fraud, and narcotics; gather evidence and prepare cases for prosecution.
• Identify suspects; conduct interviews; apprehend and arrest offenders.
• Contact and interview victims and witnesses; preserve and investigate crime scenes.
• Conduct covert, undercover investigations assigned.

Qualifications:

• Must have a high school diploma or GED with 12 college credit hours for the GED.
• Must have 30 college credit hours or 2 years full-time law enforcement officer or two years of active duty military.
• Must be a United States citizen.
• Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
• Applicants with military experience require discharge under honorable conditions.
• No felony or Class A misdemeanor convictions; no Class B misdemeanor convictions within the past 10 years.
• Possession of a valid Texas driver's license.
• Possession of a valid Texas Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
• No visible tattoos.