Police Officer

Schertz, TX
Schertz Police Department

Salary range: $27.77 To 33.65 Hourly.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Patrols assigned district in patrol car, bicycle or on foot, to control traffic, prevent crime or disturbance of peace, perform preliminary investigations and arrest violators. Position responsibilities are carried out by performing the following duties: Enforcement to Federal, State and local laws or ordinance, investigation of traffic accidents as well as initial investigation of criminal offenses. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and meet all hiring standard requirements. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Essential Functions:

  • Under general supervision, patrols an assigned area utilizing equipment such as patrol car, bicycle, UTV or on foot.
  • Maintains a presence in their assigned patrol area, identifies problems or issues that are important to the community, and seeks resolution of such problems through the resources of the Police Department, other City Departments, and/or other governmental or private agencies.
  • Conducts preliminary field investigations, reports findings in writing or other approved methods on prescribed departmental adopted reporting forms.
  • Responds to calls for police assistance by operating a police vehicle in routine and emergency situations while being able to talk and operate the police radio and emergency equipment.
  • Directs and reroutes traffic around fire or other disruptions by using recognizable arm movements and a whistle. Reports traffic and other hazards.
  • Serves warrants and/or makes arrests under normal and hostile situations.
  • Interviews and/or interrogates victims, witnesses and suspects.
  • Operates police communication equipment in order to communicate verbally and by typing information on computer/mobile data terminal.
  • Collects and retrieves property and evidence utilizing accepted methods and equipment, presents evidence and testifies at hearings and in court in connection with criminal prosecutions,
  • Administers basic lifesaving techniques, assists medical personnel and able to lift and/or carry injured persons.
  • Active enforcement of traffic violations by issuance of citations or warnings for traffic and other violation’s, testifies in court and describes or illustrates conditions, situations, and occurrences before juries, defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges.
  • Operates firearms in a safe and accurate manner under stressful and life threatening situations to the extent that one can reasonably protect themselves and the public from imminent threats of their well-being.
  • May perform other duties, assignments and handle special projects, as required.


  • High School diploma or G.E.D. certification.
  • Must possess a Peace Officer license issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
  • Must have valid Texas Driver’s License.