Police Officer-Lateral

Midland, TX
Midland Police Department

Salary: $77,270.00 – $85,183.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of law enforcement and crime prevention tasks, investigative work, special assignments, technical and administrative tasks in support of the Police Department.

Patrol, Traffic, Canine, Airport, Investigations, Vice and Narcotics, Community Relations, Training or Planning and Research, Personnel, and Recruiting.

Essential Functions:

  • Participates in a variety of law enforcement activities which include arresting offenders and suspects for traffic and criminal offenses appearing in court for criminal, civil, and other law enforcement related matters; conducting surveillance.
  • Prepares reports on crimes and activities; attends briefings, and administrative meetings.
  • Operates department computer equipment to review records, inquire about activities and programs, and input various data.
  • Cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
  • Interacts and works with citizens regarding existing and potential law enforcement and crime prevention problems and responds to requests and inquiries from the general public.
  • Works under stress and uses good judgment in emergency situations.
  • Physically apprehends and searches suspects utilizing appropriate techniques and maneuvers to render them safe for transportation and incarceration.
  • Works under a variety of unfavorable conditions including exposure to gunfire, harsh weather, poor or no lighting, exposure to hazardous chemicals and smoke, extremes in temperatures, all types of weather condition, and electrical hazards, armed/dangerous persons, communicable diseases, etc.
  • Works irregular hours including weekends, holidays and extended hours in emergency, disaster or other situations influenced by workload, staffing difficulties or equipment related repair problems.
  • Operates patrol car, handgun, baton, radar units, radios, computer, printer, etc.


  • Age 21 or older.
  • Normal hearing corrected or uncorrected with uncorrected hearing loss not to exceed moderate.
  • Applicants must be able to pass the Department’s Physical Assessment Standards.
  • Must be a United States citizen and a resident of Midland County at the time of employment.
  • No felony convictions, history of criminal or improper conduct, or poor driving record, which may affect the suitability for law enforcement work.
  • If prior military service, applicant must have an honorable discharge.
  • Must meet all conditions required to obtain TCOLE Basic Peace Officer Certification, The City of Midland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Valid Texas Driver License.