Police Officer

Castroville, TX
Castroville Police Department

JOB SUMMARY:  Responsible for performing general duty police work in protecting life and property; enforcing laws and ordinances; and performing other work related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The fundamental duties and tasks that define the job.

  1. Patrols City on foot and in patrol car to aid in preventing crime and to enforce Federal, state, and local laws on rotating shifts.
  2. Observes, reports, and acts upon conditions conducive to crime and danger such as checking buildings, assisting other officers, enforcing traffic, making arrests, transporting prisoners, and investigating crime(s).
  3. Enforces traffic regulations, directs traffic, and investigates and makes detailed reports of traffic accidents.
  4. Provides information to the public in emergency and non-emergency situations.
  5. Educates the public on laws and ordinances; assists citizens with complaints and inquiries; and directs them to the appropriate authority.
  6. Conducts investigative activities on murders, rapes, assaults, sex offenses, stolen vehicles, thefts, burglaries and locates and interrogates suspects and witnesses.
  7. Administers first aid and requests appropriate medical response.
  8. Appears in court and is available to testify in matters that the officer has knowledge of.
  9. Maintains records for investigations and prepares detailed offense and case reports.
  10. Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

JOB REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Minimum requirements for formal education and job related experience. Graduation from high school or General Education Development Certificate and one year of law enforcement experience; or an equivalent combination of education and/or related experience.