Police Officer

Horseshoe Bay, TX
Horseshoe Bay Police Department

Salary: $57,421 – $71,775, DOQ.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols assigned areas on foot, car, or by boat; communicates with Dispatcher by radio; makes arrests; directs traffic; prepares necessary reports and records; may be called at any time for emergency duties.
  • Provides additional patrol for business checks, neighborhood checks, and residential checks.
  • Investigates any suspicious activity or cases assigned by supervisor in order to enforce laws and ordinances and investigates traffic accidents.
  • Registers and books prisoners, prepares record of arrest, and submits detailed reports of investigation.
  • Testifies in court proceedings when required.
  • Receives telephone calls and visitors with professional courtesy, attentiveness, and concern.
  • Provides support capabilities and performance in emergency situations in cooperation and coordination with all police, fire and EMS personnel involved in handling the emergency; either by traffic control, crowd control, protection of fire equipment, hoses, equipment, etc., and provides assistance to EMS personnel when necessary and appropriate; loading/unloading of victims, etc.
  • Provides proactive public relations; provides positive citizen contacts to identify issues or needs. Participates in community education, citizen education events, and public relations,
  • Participates in required training activities and readiness checks; proactively maintains equipment and resources.
  • Investigates traffic accidents, directs traffic, and assists motorists to ensure public safety.
  • Provides backup for Animal Control calls and disturbances.
  • Performs bailiff duties and other security detail when assigned.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Requirements:

  • One to two years related experience and/or training; or associate degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience. High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Three years related experience and/or training; or associate degree and one year experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic Certification by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license.