Police Officer

Canyon, TX
Canyon Police Department

Salary: $48,874 – $71,856.

Closing Date: October 4, 2024.

Position Summary:

The Canyon Police Department is committed to preserving the quality of life enjoyed by the citizens of Canyon, Texas. Police Officers serve the community through preventive patrols, enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, investigation of reported crimes and respond to calls-for-service.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs preventative patrols within an assigned geographical area of the city to prevent crime and protect citizens and their property. Conducts premise inspections of businesses, churches, schools, and parks. Conduct field interviews of suspicious persons and vehicles. Assist citizens in any way legally and physically possible.
  • Responds to calls-for-service. Enforces the law, making lawful arrests and searches. Drives and operates a patrol vehicle in a safe manner. Must be trainable in the maintenance and safe operation of essential police equipment.
  • Takes field notes and complete police reports, including arrest, offense, and accident report to document the incident. Must be skilled in report writing, including, spelling, and grammar.
  • Operate a laptop computer in order to access and use various software applications.
  • Enforces traffic laws making lawful traffic stops. Investigates and reports motor vehicle traffic collisions. Directs and controls traffic when necessary. Responsible for the safe and orderly movement of traffic.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow-up criminal investigations, including processing crime scenes. Interviews and interrogates persons related to criminal investigations. Takes affidavits and confessions. Executes arrest and search warrants.
  • Perform miscellaneous law enforcement duties, including: attending shift briefings; inspecting patrol vehicle and equipment to ensure operational readiness; interacting with other officers, dispatchers, detectives, and prosecutors regarding a criminal investigation; searching, handcuffing, and transporting prisoners to jail; and testifying in court
  • Other tasks as may be assigned.


  • Must meet all minimum licensing standards for a Texas Peace Officer as prescribed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED), or have 12 semester hours from an
    accredited college or university.
  • The individual is required to complete 40-hours of continuing educations every two years, in compliance with Texas law.