5/3/2023 5:00 PM Central
Starting Police Recruit salary is $5,125.47 monthly plus benefits (those attending Basic Academy, or while transferring to a TCOLE license)
Provides crime prevention and law enforcement responsibilities for the conduct of routine patrols, preliminary, criminal, and specialized investigations, and traffic control duties in a designated area during an assigned shift.
This position will normally work on a probationary status for one year from date of swearing in with the City of Grapevine Police Department.
This position is a temporary status for new employees while they:
• Attend and satisfactorily complete the Basic Course in Applied Police Science (BCAPS, basic police academy), and
• Acquire a Texas Peace Officer’s License by taking and passing the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) licensing exam.
After passing the academy and the TCOLE test, the employee will be promoted to the Police Officer position and will normally work on a probationary status while in the academy and for one year after swearing in date with the City of Grapevine Police Department.
With limited supervision this position operates in an assigned area(s) of the City of Grapevine and through the application of sound judgment developed through training, education, and experience, performs crime prevention and detection activities to enforce federal, state and local laws, preserve the peace and protect property and lives. Typical duties include:
1. Patrols an assigned area to prevent and detect criminal activities, normally operating a city vehicle.
2. Responds to emergency calls to protect lives and property, often involving criminal activities. Apprehends suspected criminals as situation dictates.
3. Initiates applicable investigation techniques to develop and prosecute criminals under each offense.
4. Prepares reports to document investigative actions, interviews, interrogations, subpoena procurement; written statements; affidavits for evidentiary warrants and arrest warrants; evidence collection; identification, location and apprehension of perpetrator and property recovery. Submits these documents for supervisory review.
5. Prepares and presents cases to relevant courts, legal processes, and testifies when required.
6. Investigates non-criminal actions such as missing persons, internal affairs, found property, and other relevant requests for service.
7. Enforces traffic laws through patrol and issuance of citations.
8. Participates in Police Department crime prevention and education programs and activities.
9. Conducts specialized undercover investigations as assigned.
10. Performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.
11. Interacts professionally and respectfully with the public, coworkers, and others in the course of daily work.
12. Maintains regular and timely attendance.
- The Police Recruit will attend BCAPS at a local accredited training facility that has been approved by the Chief of Police.
- The Police Recruit must pass all written and physical tests to satisfactorily complete the course.
- The Police Recruit will adhere to the rules and regulations of the Grapevine Police Department, City of Grapevine, and the training facility.
- The Police Recruit must attend all courses related to the BCAPS program. Any absence from the course must be approved by the Police Recruit’s designed supervisor and should not exceed 5% of the required attendance.
- The Police Recruit must pass the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) licensing exam.
- Any time spent between the date of hire and the beginning of the BCAPS program will include internal policy and procedure training and other duties as scheduled by the Grapevine Police Department.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
1. At a minimum, have received a high school diploma or GED,
2. Hold a current TCOLE Peace Officer’s license,
3. Be at least 21 years of age or older,
4. Have a TCOLE honorable discharge from any previous agency(s), if applicable.
5. Have or be eligible to obtain a valid Texas driver’s license by hire date.
6. Employees who are designated to drive a commercial motor vehicle in a non-emergency situation must have and maintain a CDL driver’s license.
7. Pass a full background investigation, polygraph exam, and psychological exam.
8. Pass a pre-employment basic physical, drug screen, functional assessment screening (Level 1), Titmus vision screening, Ishihara vision screening, and smell test.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
One of the following criteria for education and experience is required:
• High School Diploma or GED plus 2 years active military service with an honorable discharge, or
• High School Diploma or GED plus be a licensed Peace Officer from another state or qualifying federal officer (see TCOLE requirements), in good standing, with 2 years full-time continuous employment post academy and within 4 years of application, or
• High School Diploma or GED plus a Peace Officer License from the State of Texas (TCOLE) with an Honorable Discharge (if applicable), or
• 30 college hours from an accredited institution prior to the hire date. (Accredited institution is a college or university accredited through one of the six accreditors of the Higher Learning Commission.)
In addition to one of the education and experience criteria, applicants must:
1. Be at least 21 years of age or older
2. Have or be eligible to obtain a valid Texas driver’s license by hire date.
Employees who are designated to drive a commercial motor vehicle in a non-emergency situation must have and maintain a CDL driver’s license.
3. Pass a full background investigation, polygraph exam, and psychological exam.
4. Pass a pre-employment basic physical, drug screen, functional assessment screening (Level 1), Titmus vision screening, Ishihara vision screening, and smell test.