Police Officer

Addison, TX
Addison Police Department

Salary: $78,913.32 – $101,264.62 Annually.

Position Summary:

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.
  • Completes detailed reports and required paperwork; testifies in court as directed.
  • Maintains Department vehicle and equipment according to Department standards.
  • Assists and coordinates with other emergency services personnel, regional organizations and businesses, and federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations.
  • Performs specialized functions in areas of expertise, including special enforcement, assessment, surveillance, intervention, and investigative teams.
  • Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values, and goals of the Addison Police Department by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.
  • May be asked to perform additional job duties that are directly, indirectly or completely unrelated to normal job functions in the course of presenting certain Town special events.
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned.


  • 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.