Police Officer/Police Recruit

Huntsville, TX
Huntsville Police Department

The Police Officer serves the needs of the community by supporting the protection of life and property, prevention of crimes, apprehension of criminals, and enforcement of laws by patrolling an assigned beat on foot, bicycle or in a radio equipped patrol car, responding to calls for assistance, conducting criminal investigations, and performing special assignments at the discretion of the supervisor.

Open Until: December 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST
Rate of Pay: $ 19.19 Recruit – $ 23.13 Certified


* Initiates communication between victim and accused with the department.
* Completes all necessary reports in a timely manner.
* Communicates with dispatch as to daily activity.
* Enforces traffic and parking regulations; directs traffic and enforces speed regulations with the use of radar equipment.
* Inspects business and homes for security insufficiencies.
* Inspects taverns, business establishments and other places for signs of criminal activity.
* Investigates narcotic violations.
* Contributes to the daily operations of the department by attending shift briefings at the start of duty tour; and communicating with other department personnel regarding cases and previous daily activities.
* Frequents businesses, addresses citizens, various city organizations and various aged pupils, all the while promoting the department’s community relations programs.
* Endorse and promote the Healthy Communities/Problem Solving/Community Oriented Policing philosophy within our organization and community.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required at the time of hire or for continuation of employment.


* High School diploma or equivalent.
* Must meet all Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and local ordinance requirements (see TCOLE guidelines as outlined below):
1. Must be a citizen of the United States.
2. Must be at least 21 years of age or at least 18 years of age and completed 60 college semester hours or received an Associate Degree.
3. Must be a high school graduate or have passed a GED test indicating high school graduation or have 12 semester hours from an accredited college or university.
4. Must be of good moral character.
5. Must not be on probation for any criminal offense.
6. Must not have been convicted of a felony offense.
7. Must not have been convicted of the offense of Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence of Drugs within the last 10 years, without TCOLE approval.
8. Must be in satisfactory psychological and emotional health appropriate for police duty.
9. Must not have been discharged from any military service with less than honorable conditions.
10. Must not have had a TCOLE license denied or revoked.
11. Must not have a voluntary surrender of a TCOLE license currently in effect.
12. Must possess and maintain an acceptable driving record.
13. Must show no trace of drug dependency or illegal drug use.
14. Must have visual acuity correctable to 20/20 and must not have colorblindness.
15. Must not have been convicted of any offense above the grade of Class C Misdemeanor within the last ten (10) years, without TCOLE approval.
16. Must not be prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
17. Must not be on or have been on court ordered community supervision or probation for any offense above the grade of Class C Misdemeanor within the last ten (10) years, without TCOLE approval.
18. Must not have less than an honorable discharge, or its equivalent, from previous peace officer employment.