Police Officer (Texas certified and experienced only)
Under general supervision of a Police Sergeant, enforces Federal, State and City laws, rules, regulations, ordinances and codes, by performing various law enforcement tasks that support law enforcement and crime prevention activities. Performs investigative work and other special assignments; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Frisco Police Department. Maintains a high visibility in the community to deter and prevent criminal activity, and educates the public in ways to protect themselves from criminal activity and/or prevent accidents and injuries.
The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.
$2,620.37 – $3,416.78 Biweekly
• Conducts routine patrol of assigned City areas to assist in crime prevention efforts, reports and responds to suspicious circumstances, traffic violations, and hazards to life or property.
• Responds to calls for service including the investigation of civil and criminal activity, citizen complaints, traffic accidents and domestic violence issues.
• Mediates and/or negotiates conflicts and disagreements within the community.
• Arrests (forcibly if necessary), charges, and books violators of laws or individuals with outstanding warrants for their arrest.
• Presents testimony and evidence in municipal and county courts on traffic, civil, or criminal cases.
• Assists with Police Department and City sponsored events including traffic and crowd control.
• Advocates public awareness for crime prevention, neighborhood watch, and other citizen programs.
• Completes reports, citations, documentation, and case files in a timely manner.
• Gathers and information in criminal investigations by interviewing & obtaining statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informers.
• Plans, implements and completes criminal investigations and law violations using physical evident, statements, and further evidence gathered within the department and effective law enforcement techniques.
• Analyzes criminal, emergency and law violation situations to determine best method or procedure.
• Transports prisoners to county jails.
• Prepares written reports as required by specific area of assignment.
• Informs crime victims of prosecution procedures, discuss investigation procedures.
• Checks condition and status of assigned equipment; secures all equipment before leaving it unattended.
• Knowledge of the specific practices and procedures for assigned unit(s).
• Knowledge of police practices, methods, procedures, equipment, and services.
• Knowledge of customer service and public relations methods and techniques.
• Knowledge of computers and related equipment, hardware and software to prepare reports, maintain and research databases.
• Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
• Ability to acquire skill in the use of firearms, radio equipment, physical defensive tactics and first aid; the ability o acquire skill in the operation of a patrol vehicle and other law enforcement equipment.
• Ability to remain alert at all times and to reactive quickly, calmly and rationally in times of extreme stress.
• Ability to prioritize in decision-making and make decisive actions.
• Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully and impartially.
• Ability to Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality in performance of duties.
• Skill in effective oral and written communications.
• Skill in handling and defusing confrontational and/or hostile individuals.
• Skill in responding appropriately in an emergency situation.
• Skill in implementing and enforcing laws, codes and regulations to protect the public safety.
• Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
• Must have a high school diploma or GED with 12 college credit hours for the GED.
• Must be a Unites States citizen.
• Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
• Applicants with military experience require discharge be under honorable conditions.
• No felony or Class A misdemeanor convictions; no Class B misdemeanor convictions within the past 10 years.
• No visible tattoos.
• Non-certified officers must be able to pass the police academy and state licensing test(s).
• Must meet and maintain all regulatory requirements for Texas Police Officer License.
• Must obtain and maintain all required departmental and TCLEOSE certifications.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, polygraph test, psychological test, physical assessment, criminal background check and post-offer physical exam.
• Must possess State of Texas Drivers License at the time of employment.