Police Officer Trainee FY20-Q2 JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Protects citizens by preventing crime, enforcing laws, apprehending suspects, and monitoring traffic.
Prevents crime by explaining and enforcing applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; teaching preventive, protective, and defensive tactics; mediating disputes; patrolling assigned area; responding to notices of disturbances; conducting searches; observing suspicious activities; and detaining suspects.
Apprehends suspects by responding to complaints and calls for help, observing violations, and making arrests.
Conducts criminal investigations by gathering evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, and interrogating suspects.
Documents observations and actions by radioing information and completing reports.
Reports observations and actions by testifying in court.
Fulfills court orders by serving warrants and commitments.
Maintains safe traffic conditions by monitoring and directing traffic, enforcing laws and ordinances, investigating accidents, providing escort, and reporting unsafe streets and facilities.
Minimizes personal injury by rescuing and reviving victims and radioing for medical assistance.
Maintains operations by following department policies and procedures and recommending changes.
Ensures operation of equipment by practicing responsible use, completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, notifying supervisor of needed repairs, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by studying applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; practicing skills; and participating in professional societies.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Forty-five (45) semester hours of college credit (excluding developmental courses) with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher from a college or university accredited by a Regional Institutional Accrediting Organization
Valid Texas Commission on Law Enforcement license (TCOLE)
Thirty-six (36) months of full-time certified law enforcement experience (from date of receipt of license) with a city, county or state law enforcement agency and be currently employed or separated from the agency for no more four (4) months prior to the date of application
A minimum of thirty-six (36) months active service in the Armed Forces of the United States of America with an Honorable Discharge, (Allowance for no more than ten (10) calendar days less than thirty-six (36) months; more than ten (10) days requires approval from the Assistant Chief of Police over the Personnel and Development Division)
Must be a United States citizen.
Must be at least nineteen and one-half (19 ½) years of age* and not have reached forty-five (45) years of age on the date the Civil Service written examination is taken. [*Applicants under the age of twenty-one (21) must have at least sixty (60) semester hours of college credit (excluding developmental courses) with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher from a college or university accredited by a Regional Institutional Accrediting Organization.]
NO FELONY or CLASS A MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS.
NO CLASS B MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS WITHIN THE LAST TEN (10) YEARS.
Must have valid driver's license with good driving record.
Must possess the physical/medical health to adequately perform the duties of a Police Officer. Spanish/English Equivalency Test (College Level Exam Placement-CLEP) will substitute for twelve (12) semester credit hours.
MUST PROVIDE COPIES OF QUALIFYING DOCUMENTS WHEN REGISTERING TO TAKE THE CIVIL SERVICE TEST Examples of Qualifying Documents
Military DD214 (Military discharge must be (Honorable)