Probationary Police Officer
Salary Range: $56,329-$70,412 DOE
Protects the city’s residence & property & enforces laws & ordinances. Duties include patrolling an assigned area, generally by vehicle, to prevent crime & enforce laws & ordinances; & responding to emergency calls & routine complaints, taking appropriate action.
- Patrols an assigned area, by vehicle or by foot, to prevent crimes and enforce laws and ordinances;
- Responds to emergency calls and routine complaints and disturbances, including domestic disputes and burglar alarms, and takes necessary action, including performing first aid;
- Directs traffic, escorts traffic, operates traffic radar monitoring equipment, and issues traffic citations;
- Investigates traffic accidents and crimes against persons and property;
- Questions witnesses, complainants, and suspects, and takes statements and depositions;
- Serves warrants and makes arrests;
- Keeps records of activities and makes reports concerning crimes, complaints, accidents, and investigations;
- Appears in court as required;
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
High school graduation, or its equivalent, completion of a TCOLE accredited police academy (some college work in law enforcement preferred);
or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, and satisfies state requirements.
Participate and successfully complete the Field Training Program during the time allotted;
Must demonstrate the ability to adequately perform the job of police officer prior to completion of introductory period of employment;
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED
Active peace officer license issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), Valid Texas driver’s license.