Police Officer in Training

College Station, TX
Texas A&M University

Salary: $29.95/hour.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol specific area on foot or motorized conveyance, responding promptly to calls for assistance. Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.
  • Record facts to prepare reports that document incident and activities.
  • Issue citations or warnings to violators of motor vehicle laws.
  • Identify, pursue, and arrest suspect and perpetrators of criminal acts. (May require heavy lifting.)
  • Review facts of incidents to determine if criminal act or statute violations were involved.
  • Investigate traffic accidents and other accidents to determine causes and to determine if a crime has been committed. (May require heavy lifting.)
  • Process prisoners, and prepare and maintain records of prisoner bookings. (May require heavy lifting.)
  • Testify in court to present evidence or act as a witness in traffic or criminal cases.
  • Inform citizens of community services and recommend options to facilitate long-term problem resolution.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Two years of full-time employment experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified as a Police Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • Must have a State of Texas class ‘C’ vehicle operator’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.
  • Meet minimum licensing standard requirements as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • Must be in excellent physical health and stamina.
  • May be required to work weekends, holidays and hours other than Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
  • May require out of town travel.
  • Successful completion of field training program.
  • 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.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Previous experience in a college or university environment and experience dealing with the public.