Police Officer (TCOLE Certified)

Burleson, TX
Burleson Police Department

Salary: $75,000.00 – $86,945.56.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the performance of routine preventive patrol, law enforcement, traffic enforcement and control and other related law enforcement duties as needed. This position is assigned mainly to Patrol, but may be assigned to Detective as necessary.

Applicants who are currently TCOLE certified or in an academy and will graduate with TCOLE certification within 30 days will be allowed to be exempt from the entrance exam. Applicants will immediately move onto the next step in the hiring process with the completion of the background packet (personal history statement) and the polygraph packet. Attach completed items with your application.

Essential Functions:

  • Respond to citizen calls for assistance and take appropriate action.
  • Enforce appropriate State and Federal laws and City ordinances.
  • Complete all reports and paperwork promptly, legibly, accurately, thoroughly, neatly and with correct grammar and spelling.
  • Conduct accurate, thorough and complete investigations.
  • Question witnesses, complainants, victims and suspects and take statements and affidavits.
  • Demonstrate competent weapons proficiency; shoot a pistol, rifle or shotgun; discharge pepper spray canister; ASP baton; clean and maintain weapon.
  • Appear and testify in court and before juries as scheduled or requested.
  • Recognize, identify and preserve crime scenes.
  • Tag and log evidence.
  • Serve warrants and make arrests.
  • Perform defensive and/or other hand-to-hand combat tactics.
  • Pursue and apprehend suspects.
  • Perform police community relations activities.
  • Share information and work with other law enforcement agencies as directed.
  • Perform follow up investigation as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Regular scheduled attendance at the work site is required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • TCOLE certification for Police Officer.
  • Valid Class C Texas driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • DD214 for prior military service, if applicable.