About the Job
The posting date may change (be moved up or back) depending on the needs of the City. General Description: The Patrol Officer serves the needs of the community by patrolling an assigned district in an effort to prevent crime, enforce all laws, protect lives and property, conduct arrests, respond to calls, conduct investigations and encourage a positive community relationship. Essential Job Duties: The Patrol Officer must be able to perform the following essential job duties, with or without reasonable accommodation. 1. Effectively deal with unpleasant situations, irate or disturbed individuals or victims, or gruesome crime scenes. 2. Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt quickly and effectively to stressful situations. 3. Operate basic police equipment (including but not limited to cameras, recorders, radar, personal computer, and laptop). 4. Take command of scenes and restore the peace. 5. Respond to the scene of a crime or an accident. 6. Interview suspects, witnesses. 7. Write reports. 8. Respond to radio calls. 9. Monitor, investigate and handle, as appropriate, any suspicious activities or ongoing crimes. 10. Coordinate and direct vehicular traffic. 11. Visit open businesses such as banks, markets, department stores, service stations, and other types to establish a rapport with owners. 12. Book suspects and evidence and transport them to the appropriate detention facility. 13. Respond to questions from citizens and agencies. 14. Attend meetings as assigned or required. 15. Use good judgment in all decision-making and in carrying out all job duties. 16. Meet with Police and other staff members to identify and resolve problems and concerns. 17. Be helpful, cooperative and courteous, and demonstrate a good attitude in all dealings with the public, co-workers and others. 18. Be punctual and in attendance on a regular basis. 19. Demonstrate initiative and diligence in the prompt and proper completion of all job duties, whether or not listed in this Job Description. 20. Safeguard City property and recognize and report needed repairs. 21. Work safely, follow safety rules and training, and maintain a clean, safe and healthful working environment. 22. Maintain appropriate confidentiality with regard to Police and other City business. 23. Perform other duties as assigned by the Sergeant or others in charge. Education and Basic Requirements: The Patrol Officer must meet the following minimum requirements. 1. United States citizen. 2. Must be licensed by and meet all Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and local ordinance requirements. 3. High school graduation or its equivalent. 4. Satisfactory results of background and employment screening checks including physical exam, psychological evaluation, and drug screening. 5. Have and maintain a clear and valid Texas Class C or higher driver s license and an acceptable driving record. Please see the City's website for additional requirements.