Police Officer

Colony, TX
The Colony Police Department

Salary
$67,263.04 – $86,403.20 Annually

Job Summary
The primary function of this position is to provide basic law enforcement services in our city by self-initiated law enforcement activity and responding to requests for service from citizens. Every employee in this department must make ethical decisions daily conform to applicable laws and departmental policy, communicate effectively with our citizens and coworkers and remain professional in all circumstances.

Examples of Duties

  • Performing all duties assigned to a Police Officer for the City of The Colony.
  • Operate a department vehicle in a safe manner under a variety of weather and lighting conditions in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Must ensure the department vehicle is properly maintained, fueled and cleaned.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively via police radio, telephone, and in person, with citizens, coworkers, supervisors, and instructors, including persons of diverse backgrounds without prejudice.
  • Routinely enforce all traffic laws and ordinances, primarily by self-initiated activity.
  • Routinely produce complete and detailed written and typed reports documenting calls for service and crimes investigated.
  • Routinely investigate traffic accidents.
  • Routinely respond to residential and business alarms and conduct searches associated with the alarms.
  • Routinely make arrests with or without warrant and in compliance with the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
  • Chase suspects over various terrains and obstacles, and under various conditions.  Physically restrain individuals that are under arrest that may be uncooperative or combative.  Physically assist individuals in walking and entering and exiting a police vehicle.

Education and Experience
Required:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age with a High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Have the ability to intelligently read, write, and speak the English language.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License without restriction (except A) at the time of appointment. In the past three years; no more than three total entries for moving violations and/or accidents, nor any involuntary license suspensions during that period.
  • No Class A Misdemeanor or Felony Convictions and no Class B Misdemeanor convictions within the past 10 years.
  • Must never have been convicted of domestic violence.
  • Nothing less than “Honorably Discharged” from military service or prior law enforcement service.
  • No use of Marijuana within last 1 year.
  • No use of any illegal substance within last 10 years.
  • No visible tattoos (body art) on any part of head, face or ears.

 
Preferred:

  • College Degree.
  • Texas Peace Officer Certification.
  • Prior Law Enforcement Experience.
  • Ability to type 25 wpm.
  • Superior physical fitness.
  • Ability to speak Spanish.