Police Officer – Certified Only

Rowlett, TX
Rowlett Police Department

Salary: $69,487.40 – $96,312.91 Annually.

Closing Date: 8/16/2024.

Position Summary:

Under supervision, performs a variety of duties to an assigned area of responsibility such as identifying and apprehending criminal violators; controls and maintains public order and safety; performs related duties as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to dispatch calls for all types of police services; patrols assigned geographic area to identify and deter criminal activity and public safety hazards. Investigates traffic accidents; arrests criminal and traffic law violators; issues citations and testifies in legal proceedings; conducts investigations of criminal offenses, missing persons, and attends all public safety incidents.
  • Writes reports of offenses, accidents, arrests and other public safety incidents; directs traffic; intervenes and mediates in crises situations and all types of disputes; performs building and residence security checks; provides high law enforcement visibility to deter crime and inspire community sense of security; refers citizens with non-law enforcement problems to appropriate social service agencies. Attend shift briefings; obtain assignments and equipment.
    Communicate with other officers, detectives, district attorney’s office about cases.
  • Executes misdemeanor and felony warrant of arrest; receives crime victims and general public at front desk, refers them to the proper authority; takes fines and bonds and releases prisoners; fingerprints immigration applicants, transfer prisoners to and from other agencies, licensing applicants, employment applications and clearance applicants as assigned. Presents crime prevention programs; provides residential and commercial security surveys. Performs related duties and special projects as assigned. Responsible for regular attendance and arriving to work on time. Must be able to testify in court based on Brady v. Maryland and the Michael Morton Act.


  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certification required at the time of application.
  • Successful completion of a TCOLE Basic Course in Applied Police Science (Police Academy) AND
  • Passing score on the TCOLE Peace Officer licensing exam AND
  • Passing score as outlined by the City of Rowlett standards on physical assessment.
  • The physical assessment will consist of 18 push-ups, 25 sit-ups, and a 1.5-mile run in 16 minutes or less, as well as a 300-meter run in 77 seconds or less.
  • Valid Texas Class “C” Driver’s License.
  • Must have and maintain a good driving record in accordance with the driving standards as established by the City of Rowlett. Must report all traffic citations to his/her departmental designee within two working days of receipt.
  • Vision 20/20, correctable to 20/20. Must pass a background investigation, psychological exam (if required under TCOLE standards), oral interview by Interviewing Board, physical exam, and physical assessment. Must be able to work rotating shifts including weekends.