Police Officer

Longview, TX
Longview Police Department

Salary: $63,090.30 Annually.

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of law enforcement functions on behalf of the City’s Police Department; patrols assigned areas of the City; detects and deters criminal activity; participates in criminal investigations; conducts traffic enforcement duties; provides information and assistance to the public; prepares law enforcement records and documentation; and performs other related duties as assigned. May be assigned to a specialized function or area of responsibility.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides for the protection of life and property within the community and the enforcement of local, State, and Federal laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances.
  • Conducts a variety of law enforcement duties including patrol, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, and/or special details.
  • Patrols assigned areas of the City including residential, commercial, and industrial areas; conducts security checks of homes and businesses.
  • Detects and deters criminal activity within the community including but not limited to burglary, theft, robbery, and narcotic trafficking; conducts surveillance/undercover work as assigned.
  • Participates in criminal investigations; processes crime scenes; documents, collects, and preserves evidence; interviews victims and witnesses; interrogates suspects.
  • Responds to calls for police service involving criminal activity, accidents, or other incidents; assists the Fire Department, EMS, and outside agencies in response efforts.
  • Performs traffic enforcement duties; identifies moving violations, initiates traffic stops, and issues citations accordingly; investigates DWI’s and traffic accidents; directs traffic.
  • Apprehends and/or arrests offenders; transports individuals to jail facilities; books prisoners.
  • Interacts with and provides assistance to citizens and the general public; responds to inquiries regarding a variety of law enforcement matters.
  • Prepares and maintains various types of law enforcement documentation including but not limited to offense reports, arrest documents, and probable cause sheets.
  • Cleans and maintains assigned law enforcement vehicles and equipment.
  • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and in-service training sessions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent; no experience is required as this is an entry-level position.
  • Two years of experience may be required before assignment to specialized function or area of responsibility.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish.