Provides crime prevention and law enforcement services for the Town through proactive patrol, preliminary investigations, and traffic control duties in a designated area during an assigned shift.
This position is open to those who are currently certified as a Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on law Enforcement (TCOLE) OR an Out of State Peace Officer who can meet minimum standards for licensure (TCOLE RULE §217.1.) by TCOLE.
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Examples of Duties
- Patrols a specific beat to promote public safety and enhance the quality of life in assigned area.
- Promotes a positive image in performing community-policing duties (community meetings, beat health issues, problem solving resources, etc.)
- Responds to calls for police service (disturbances, burglaries, prowlers, suspicious persons, etc.) and takes necessary action.
- Secures crime scenes and arrests suspect(s) in misdemeanor and felony offenses.
- Directs traffic, issues citations, and investigates accidents.
- Completes patrol, offense, and arrest reports.
- Assists in conducting criminal investigations.
- Guards and transports prisoners.
- Testifies as a witness in court (traffic and criminal offenses).
- Operates and maintains vehicle and personal equipment.
- Attends training activities and receives classroom and field instruction in job related subjects.
- Stores, tags, and logs evidence and recovered property.
- Maintains a positive friendly and effective working relationship with the general public and co-workers.
- Reports any unsafe, hazardous, or perilous conditions to proper authority.
- Adheres to the personnel, safety, and departmental policies, procedures, and Administrative Orders.
- Informs supervisor of all work activities.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- High school graduate or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is required.
- Must have a valid state issued driver's license and must obtain a Texas driver's license within 30 days of establishing residency if hired from out of state.
- Must be able to pass all steps of the hiring process and meet all other Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) minimum requirements.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Must be currently certified as a Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
- Must successfully complete the Police Training Officer (PTO) field training program.
No convictions involving family violence. No convictions of a Class B misdemeanor or greater under the Texas Penal Code or any comparable state or federal law, to include the Uniform Code of Military Justice. No convictions of a Class C misdemeanor or comparable law within the last five years (excluding traffic violations). No criminal charges pending or under indictment for any criminal offense. No marijuana use within the last two years and no other illegal drug use within the last five years. Not on probation for any criminal offense. Not have more than three chargeable accidents within the last three years, or any combination of chargeable accidents and moving violations which equal four or more in the last three years.
Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License and driving record must be in compliance with Town policy.
Must submit to and pass a post-offer, non-regulated drug test and thorough background checks (including criminal history).
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:
- Must have a general working knowledge of Police Officer and/or law enforcement regulations.
- Must have excellent communicative skills, both oral and written.
- Bilingual skills are preferred.
- Must be able to communicate courteously and effectively with other people and maintain a pleasant and friendly personality at all times; exercise good judgment and make competent decisions in all activities; work flexible hours and accept on-call duty status; and maintain confidentiality with criminal and investigative information.
- Must have good hand-eye coordination to operate police equipment (vehicles, weapons, radios, etc.).
- Must be able to follow oral and written directives.
- Must be able to see; write; hear; talk; run; climb; bend; have vision correctable to 20/20 binocular; be able to distinguish between red, green, and yellow in order to accurately describe suspects and vehicles and to identify traffic lights and sign colors; physically restrain a person, endure extended periods of exertion, and sit for long periods of time; observe and
remember names, faces, and details of incidents; and work in adverse environmental conditions.
- 2000 Meter Row Evaluation (Applicants must pass at the 50th percentile based on standardized age and gender norms using the Concept 2 Rower)
- Interview with Background Investigator
- Oral Board with members of the Police Department
- Background Investigation (Applicants who successfully pass this step will be given a Conditional Offer of Employment)
- Polygraph Examination
- Psychological Examination
- Medical Examination / Drug Screen
The order of the steps may vary according to departmental needs and schedules.
If you have been disqualified or were previously disqualified from the hiring process, how long is it before you can reapply? It depends on why you were disqualified. If you fail the 2000 meter row evaluation or the oral board, you may reapply the next time the position is posted. You may reapply after one (1) year if you fail the psychological examination. Any other disqualification will result in a minimum qualification of one (1) year or possible permanent disqualification.