Police Officer

Lake Dallas, TX
Lake Dallas Police Department

Salary: $59,295.60.

Closing Date: Aug 31, 2024.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, employee performs crime prevention and law enforcement responsibilities on an assigned shift in patrol, preliminary investigation, follow-up or specialized investigations, and traffic-related duties; performs related work as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Prevent crime by explaining and enforcing applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; mediate disputes; patrol assigned area; respond to calls for service; conduct searches; observe suspicious activities; detain suspects.
  • Apprehend suspects by responding to complaints and calls for help; observe violations; make arrests.
  • Conduct criminal investigations by gathering evidence; interview victims and witnesses; interrogate suspects.
  • Document observations and actions by radioing information; complete reports.
  • Report observations and actions by testifying in court.
  • Fulfill court orders by serving warrants and commitments.
  • Maintain safe traffic conditions by monitoring and directing traffic; enforce laws and ordinances; investigate accidents; provide escort; report unsafe streets and facilities.
  • Minimize personal injury by rescuing and reviving victims; radio for medical assistance.
  • Maintain operations by following department policies and procedures; recommend changes.
  • Ensure operation of equipment by practicing use; complete preventive maintenance requirements; follow manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshoot malfunctions; notify supervisor of needed repairs; evaluate new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by studying applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; attend educational workshops; review professional publications; practice skills.
  • Exhibit excellent oral and verbal communication skills.
  • Practice sound customer service and public relations skills.
  • Answer calls for service.
  • Transport arrestees.
  • Pro-active patrol of neighborhoods and businesses.
  • Assist disabled persons.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.


  • 21 years of age.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Has received an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States (if applicable).
  • Has never been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years from the date of the court order.
  • Is not currently charged with any criminal offense for which conviction would be a bar to licensure.
  • Has never been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years.
  • Has never been convicted or placed on community supervision in any court of an offense involving family violence as defined under Chapter 71, Texas Family Code.
  • Is not prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle.
  • Is not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.
  • Has not had a commission license denied by final order or revoked.
  • Is not currently on suspension, or does not have a surrender of license currently in effect.
  • Does not have a history of excessive traffic citations or motor vehicle accidents.
  • Has not used marijuana within the last two (2) years.
  • No felony level drug usage.
  • Abuse and/or misuse of legally obtained prescription medication(s) will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be used to disqualify the applicant.