Police Officer

West University Place, TX
West University Place Police Department

Salary: $69,513.60 – $90,708.80.

Position 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 Functions:

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.

5. Prepares and maintains suspect illness and injury, accident, arrest, and other critical incident, and administrative reports, records, logs, and other documentation.

6. As assigned, may serve as detectives, drug enforcement task force members, K-9 handlers, school resource officers, identification officers, field training officers, or perform other assigned functions.

7. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Requirements:

  • 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.