- Job Description
The purpose of this position is to protect life and property, assist victims of violent crimes, apprehend criminals, prevent crime, and enforce state laws and local ordinances. This is accomplished by responding to 911 calls for service, gathering information, investigating traffic accidents, arresting subjects, patrolling the City, assessing the needs of victims and providing appropriate resources, and establishing a relationship with businesses and citizens.
- Examples of Duties
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/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.
- Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must be licensed peace officers in the State of Texas, eligible for licensing in Texas at the time of employment, or currently attending a licensing academy; must have high school diploma or equivalent and valid drivers' license.
- Supplemental Information
Applicants will be required to review the position description and meet all minimum qualifications. Only "qualified" applicants will be contacted by the Police Department to participate in the written test and fitness evaluation.
Monthly Incentive Pay for college degrees,TCLEOSE and other certifications available in addition to base salary.