Police Officer

West University Place, TX
West University Place Police Department

Rate of Pay: $67,496.00 – $88,066.97

Job Summary
Ensures the safety and security of City streets, buildings, residences, and neighborhoods. Typical duties may include: maintaining readiness for emergency call response; responding to emergency calls when dispatched and taking proper action; conducting patrol; issuing citations; collecting evidence; preparing incident reports; educating staff and public on crime safety/prevention; and performing other related activities. As assigned, incumbents may serve as detectives, drug enforcement task force members, K-9 handlers, school resource officers, identification officers, field training officers, or other assigned functions

Essential Duties
1. Responds to routine and complex emergency requests and situations; maintains readiness for emergency calls; and answers and responds to radio or telephone dispatches.

2. Performs patrol of assigned area on foot, by motorcycle, or in patrol cars; responds to citizen requests or service dispatches; quells disturbances; investigates suspicious or illegal activities, persons, or establishments; enforces applicable laws related to protection of life and property.

3. Conducts interviews and questions witnesses, victims, and suspects; collects and preserves evidence; secures crime scenes; issues warnings and citations; arrests and transports violators to assigned facilities; and/or inspects prisoners and jails for weapons or contraband.

4. Coordinates with and provides information to staff and the public to disseminate educational information on crime safety/prevention.

Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED and Basic Peace Officer training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Valid Texas driver’s license; Texas Commission of Law Enforcement License.