Police Officer

Burnet, TX
Burnet Police Department

Salary: $61,692.55 – $74,647.99.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws, the protection of life and property and preserving the peace. This is a non-supervisory role that reports to the assigned Police Sergeant. Police Officers have frequent contact with other staff, law enforcement agencies and the general public.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols an assigned area to ensure law compliance and to investigate suspicious activities, individuals or conditions.
  • Performs arrests of individuals who violate the law and/or ordinance.
  • Enforces City, State, and Federal laws.
  • Responds to calls for assistance and provide necessary policy protection.
  • Issues traffic citation or warning to individuals violating traffic laws.
  • Investigates traffic accidents and directs traffic.
  • Conducts preliminary investigation of crimes and crime scenes to uncover and document relevant evidence and/or testimony.
  • Conducts searches according to due process procedure and collects physical evidence.
  • Interacts with community to establish rapport.
  • Enforces traffic and parking laws.
  • Responds to calls relayed by Communications Officers, including but not limited to domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others.
  • Gathers information/probable cause to secure either arrest or search warrants as needed.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations into traffic accidents and other incidents, including but not limited to interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes.
  • Process crime scenes to recognize, collect and preserve evidence.
  • Aids and backup support to other officers and emergency service providers as necessary.
  • Assists motorists.
  • May provide first-aid and CPR to victims as necessary.
  • Provides traffic direction as needed for special events such as parades, funerals, athletic events, and school crossings.
  • Preparing for and attending court proceedings as necessary.
  • Completes all required reports and forms, including accident and incident reports.
  • Inspects and maintains assigned patrol car, uniform, and equipment.
  • Conducts follow-up investigations.
  • Prepares cases for court and provides testimony.
  • Serves criminal and court-related paperwork.
  • Participating in mandatory and elective training.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in the Department and City attendance policies and procedures; ensures all behaviors comply with the City’s Personnel Rules and Regulations.


  • High school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Six months experience as a law enforcement officer in Texas is preferred but not required.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, and satisfies state statutes.
  • Basic certification by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement is preferred, but not required.
  • Valid Texas motor vehicle operator’s license and have good driving skills and the capability of being insured by the City’s liability insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to pass a physical examination, background investigation, drug screen, and psychological test.