Police Officer II

Galveston, TX
Texas A&M University at Galveston

Salary: $24.54 hourly.

Position Summary:

The Police Officer II prevents and investigates violations of the law, University rules and regulations under the direction of a Sergeant and/or Lieutenant.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol – Patrols property under the jurisdiction of the Texas A&M University in Galveston County by motor vehicle, bicycle, or on foot. Enforces all criminal laws of the state of Texas and violations of Texas A&M at Galveston rules and regulations.
  • Administrative – Takes reports and performs preliminary police investigations. Reports all violations of the rules and regulations of Texas A&M University oat Galveston.
  • Public Service – Provides assistance to the public whenever possible. Prevents crime and suppresses disturbances. Issues citations and testifies in justice of the peace courts, as well as county and district courts and at student judicial hearings. Guards and transports prisoners.
  • Emergency Response – Interacts with the public on a day to day basis. Responds to emergency calls and takes appropriate action.


  • Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.
  • Applicant must pass an entrance exam to be considered for employment.
  • Applicant must successfully pass psychological evaluation, physical examination, and complete background investigation to include but not limited to driving history, criminal background, and credit history.
  • Under certain conditions, such as a break in law enforcement service of more than 180 days, additional testing may be required.
  • High school graduation or GED.
  • One year as a licensed Police Officer.
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) basic certification.
  • Must have a State of Texas class “C” vehicle operator’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Two or more years as a licensed Police Officer.