Job Description

Overall Job Objective

POSITION SUMMARY

The purpose of this position is prevention of crimes, traffic control, assist victims of violent crimes, apprehend criminals, and enforce state laws and local ordinances.  Issues citations, participates in and conducts a variety of criminal investigations, makes arrests, provides support and assistance to special crime prevention and law enforcement programs to ensure the safety and security of City streets, buildings, residences, and neighborhoods. Performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of law enforcement services and activities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Responds to 911 calls for service by acknowledging the dispatch; assessing the response priority; driving to the location; contacting victim, complainants, and witnesses; gathering information to determine if a crime has been committed; requesting additional resources if needed; arresting subjects if appropriate; and completing incident reports
  • Performs self-initiated patrol activities by actively looking for violations of state statutes, traffic laws, and City ordinances; enforcing traffic laws through traffic stops; contacting residents and business owners to identify quality of life issues; following up with citizens about prior complaints; conducting property checks; serving subpoenas and warrants; and making referrals to the appropriate City or County agency when appropriate
  • Conducts preliminary basic investigations by responding to incident locations; determining the type of incident; locating and identifying complainants, victims, and witnesses; identifying possible suspects; recording information; collecting and submitting evidence; completing the incident report; and obtaining warrants for suspects
  • Conducts traffic accident investigations by responding to the accident location; checking for injuries; clearing the roadway; interviewing involved parties and witnesses; completing reports; issuing traffic citations; following up with any injured parties at the medical facility; and securing the scene if required
  • Appears in Court by complying with scheduled court dates; answering subpoenas to appear on days other than regularly scheduled dates; reviewing reports and notes; testifying; discussing the case with the District Attorney and Defense Attorney as appropriate; and assisting in contacting witnesses and serving subpoenas
  • Serve as liaison and promotes good community relations public relations establishing and preserving good relationships with the public
  • Participate in continuous training to enhance law enforcement skills including firearms proficiency, defensive driving skills, apprehension and arrest techniques, investigative skills, and general law enforcement skills
  • Ability to work the allocated hours of the position, and be willing to report for duty on short notice at any hour of the day or night
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope and responsibilities of the position

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Citizen of the United States
  • Twenty-one (21) years of age or older upon appointment
  • Documentary evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of the General Educational Development Test
  • Experience or training in personal computer use with Microsoft Office software

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid Texas Driver's License
  • Appointment will be conditional upon successful completion of the following pre-employment checks:
    • Criminal background check including, but not limited to job history, education, criminal history, and driving record
      • No conviction, guilty plea, court-ordered community service or probation, or deferred adjudication for a Class A misdemeanor or a felony.
      • During last ten (10) years, has not been convicted, plead guilty, been on community service/probation or deferred adjudication for a Class B misdemeanor in this state, other state, or while serving in the military
      • No convictions of family violence
    • Controlled substance screening
    • Physical readiness examination
    • Psychological examination
    • Polygraph examination
    • Entry level written examination
  • Active Basic Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) upon appointment
Out of state or federal officers should check the TCOLE website at www.tcole.texas.gov for licensing information.
 

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