Police Officer

Dalhart, TX
Dalhart Police Department

Salary: Starting $46,000.

Open Until Filled

Essential Functions:

  • Reports to a Patrol Sergeant.
  • Respond to all calls assigned by dispatch.
  • Document and complete all necessary and appropriate reports as required by the Texas Criminal and Traffic Law Manual, and policies and procedures.
  • Investigate traffic accidents.
  • Assist Animal Control when necessary and when called upon.
  • Assist surrounding agencies when necessary and when called upon.
  • Maintain and clean assigned patrol vehicles and workspaces.
  • Handle the preliminary investigation, and preliminary documentation, of calls for police services, crime prevention, duties that by their nature require the actions of a Police Officer, and any and all assignments that may be given by a commanding Officer.
  • Conduct traffic enforcement in compliance with Department policy and procedure, and in accordance with the Texas Transportation Code.


  • United States citizen
  • Must be licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • Intermediate Peace Officer License preferred but not required.
  • High school diploma (or equivalent) (Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required).
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation, including physical exam, psychological evaluation, and drug screening.
  • Must have and maintain a clear and valid Texas Class C or higher driver’s license.
  • Not be currently charged, or under investigation, with any criminal offense for which a conviction would be a bar to licensure.
  • Must be able to multitask and be capable of going from one task to the other efficiently.
  • Have good communication skills and be personable.
  • If prior military, hold no less than an honorable discharge.
  • Employee must be available for call back to duty should their assistance be necessary.