Police Officer

Palacios, TX
Palacios Police Department

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols assigned areas in prevention of crime and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, performs related work as required.
  • Patrols streets and assigned areas using a patrol car to control traffic.
  • Issue citations to traffic violators.
  • Service warrants issued by the Court of jurisdiction where issued.
  • Receive dispatched calls and answer complaints issues by the citizens of the City of Palacios.
  • At crime and accident scenes, administers aid, summons necessary assistance, conducts investigation; gathers, protects and transports physical evidence; locates witnesses; makes necessary arrests; prepares and submits detailed written reports.
  • Assists citizens and tourists in need of information and/or help.
  • Writes and files daily activity reports with supervising officer.
  • Patrolmen will assist the investigator at all crime scenes under the investigator’s direction.
  • When not on call, the officer is expected to patrol the City in a manner to deter and/or prevent crime (high
  • Carry out all lawful tasks and assignments assigned by supervisory personnel.
  • Interact with citizens and visitors in a positive and professional manner.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor(s).


  • High School Graduate or GED.
  • Valid Class C Driver’s License.
  • Must be certified as a Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).