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Police Officer-

Full -Time                  Starting Salary: $42,021

Description

Essential duties and responsibilities, include but not limited to:

  • Patrols an assigned beat by bicycle, car, or on foot to deter crime and detect violations of law.
  • Makes arrests of persons violating laws and ordinances; inspects residential, commercial, and other buildings on assigned beat for indications of criminal activity; responds to emergency calls, routine complaints, and alarm system signals; and takes all necessary and appropriate law enforcement actions.
  • Conducts open observation for traffic law violators; directs traffic; writes traffic and parking citations; questions drivers, witnesses, or others in connection which possible violations of the law; takes written statements; checks NCIC and TCIC for information on suspects; and accompanies prisoners to jail or court.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations at crime scenes prior to arrival of supervisor; testifies in court; writes required reports; maintains files; and answers phones.
  • May be assigned specialized duties as criminal investigator, motor officer, bicycle officer, or specialized team member.

Requirements

Required Education, Degrees, Certificates, and/or License:

  • Must be a certified peace officer in the State of Texas.
  • Must have made passing scores on all applicable entrance tests.
  • Applicant must have a minimum of twelve (12) months uniformed police patrol experience.
  • Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License with a safe driving record (no more than 3 moving violations in the past 36 months); no record of DWI, DUI, or license suspension within the past five years.
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and a citizen of the United States.

Please complete a Personal History Statement to be considered for the open position.
You can submit the PHS packet in person to:
106 S. Patterson Avenue
Florence, Texas 76527

If you mail the PHS packet, send to:
Florence Police Department
PO Box 430
Florence, TX 76527

TCOLE Personal History Statement