Police Officer

Addison, TX
Addison Police Department

$70,768.95 – $91,339.05 Annually

Under basic supervision from a Police Sergeant, provides professional, responsive, and courteous police services for the Police Department; responds to calls for service, enforces laws and ordinances, prevents crime, and maintains peace and public order in the community; basic duties include patrol, interventions, investigations, surveillance, and traffic regulation.

Essential Functions

  • Enforces state and federal laws, and City regulations; identifies, prevents, and terminates unlawful activities using experience and technical training; performs work according to Department policies to preserve the peace, solve problems, and provide the highest quality police services; duties will vary according to job assignment.
  • Patrols the City, looking for unusual and suspicious activities and persons; recognizes criminal activities and suspects, and uses reasonable cause to stop vehicles and initiate contact with persons of interest.
  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; investigates, documents, and resolves citizen complaints, traffic incidents, crimes, and dangerous and illegal activities; interrogates and communicates with victims, witnesses, and suspects in cases; provides scene security for emergency services personnel.
  • Responds to citizens’ requests for assistance, enforces traffic regulations and safety issues, apprehends violators, and assures public safety; applies laws and regulations fairly and consistently.
  • Investigates crimes and accidents; secures and processes crime and accident scenes, and identifies and collects evidence; arrests law violators; transports and processes suspects, victims, and prisoners.
  • Provides community-oriented police services, and improves the quality of life in partnership with the community; works with citizens to address the issues of safety, crime, crime prevention, and neighborhood problems; assures citizens are treated with courtesy and respect for individual liberties.
  • Preserves the peace of the community through mediation, investigation, intervention, assistance, and arrest; utilizes all lawful means to improve the quality of life by recognizing and resolving problems.

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines
Sixty (60) credit hours from an accredited college or university OR High School diploma/GED with two (2) years of full time, paid, sworn law enforcement experience OR High School/GED diploma with three (3) years of active duty military service. Must possess TCOLE Peace Officer License. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with fellow employees, Town officials, and outside contracts. Safe driving record. Clear criminal background check and clear pre-employment drug screen.

Must possess Basic Peace Officer certification from TCOLE and a valid Texas Driver’s License. Must obtain TCOLE Peace Officer License if not already possessed.