Police Trainee

El Paso, TX
El Paso Police Department

Salary
$36,090.00 – $63,510.00 Annually

Closing
1/5/2023 11:59 PM Mountain

General Purpose

Under  immediate  supervision,  learn  general  and  specific  state  and  local  law enforcement policies, tactics and procedures to qualify for certification as a Texas Peace Officer.

Typical Duties

Participate in and complete police academy classroom and designated police command field training. Involves: Attend lectures and demonstrations, engage in practice sessions, read textbooks and instructional manuals, and prepare and submit study assignments about law enforcement, Texas penal and related codes, firearms and other weapons care and use, marksmanship, department requirements, policies and procedures, traffic laws and control, arrest methods, two-way radio operation, defensive driving, safety and emergency response techniques, accident investigation, ethics, report writing, and community relations principles.

Engage in miscellaneous related public safety activities as required. Involves: Respond to emergency incidents as qualified to perform simple  protective  services  and victim rescue tasks in accordance with specific instructions  of  the  Training  Chief. Participate in rigorous daily physical training program.

Education and Experience:  A High School Diploma or GED, Twelve (12) semester hours of credit in any field of study from an accredited college or university, six months of general work experience involving public contact, and be twenty-one (21) years of age by the date of graduation from the Academy; or

A High School Diploma or GED, An associate’s degree or sixty (60) semester hours of credit in any field of study from an accredited college or university, six months of general work experience involving public contact, and be twenty-one (21) years of age by the date of graduation from the Academy; or

A High School Diploma or GED, at least two years of full time active military service with an honorable discharge and be twenty-one (21) years of age by the date of graduation from the Academy.

All applicants must be current U.S. citizens, pass a background investigation, and successfully complete a physical, psychological and drug exam prior to starting the Academy. Applicants with prior military service may not currently have a dishonorable discharge or other discharge based on misconduct which bars future military service.

Licenses and Certificates: Texas Class “C” Driver’s License or equivalent from another state by time of application. Basic Peace Officer License issued by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and education TCOLE upon completion of training.