City of West Tawakoni

West Tawakoni Police Officer / Reserve

 

Job Description:

Applicants should be highly motivated, certified officers who will serve the community and represent our department with honorand integrity.  Applicants should be able to communicate well with citizens of a small rural community as well as work with officers from neighboring agencies when their assistance is needed.

Job Title: Police Officer / Reserve
Job Type: Full Time

Job Classification: Police Officer/Reserve

Job Description: applicants should be highly motivated, certified officers who will serve the community and represent our department with honor and integrity.  Applicants should be able to communicate well with citizens of a small rural community as well as work with officers from neighboring agencies when their assistance is needed.

Job Requirements:

  1. Drive Patrol Vehicle and provide enforcement, protection and crime prevention services under the laws of the City of West Tawakoni, State of Texas and the United States.
  2. Enforce city ordinances, State and Federal laws and written and unwritten directives.
  3. Produce crime, accident and other reports as required or instructed.
  4. Conduct accurate, thorough and complete investigations as required or instructed.
  5. Preserve crime scenes and process information as requried or instructed.
  6. Follow-up on prior calls for service as required or instructed.
  7. Assist other local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies, fire department and other agencies as required or instructed.
  8. Apprehend, arrest, book and process criminal suspects and transport prisoners to other locations as required or instructed.
  9. Attend and testify in scheduled and required court sessions.
  10. Participate in community policing efforts through business and citizen contacts, non-enforcement public contacts, crime prevention checks, community relations, safety presentations and neighborhood crime watch programs.
  11. Demonstrate competent and continuing weapons proficience.
  12. Demonstrate professional use of radio communications as necessary.
  13. Demonstrate ability to competently use basic functions of a computer.
  14. Routinely inspect, maintain and ensure equipment upkeep.
  15. Maintain regular work attendance, arrive on time and work scheduled shift, which may include overtime hours being worked on an as-needed basis.  Position requires officers to work shift work, weekends, nights and holidays.
  16. Demonstrate ability to follow directions when instructed.
  17. Maintain continuing professional education through scheduled training classes and legal updates.
  18. Complete assignments in a professionally and timely manner.
  19. Perform other related duties as required, requested or instructed.

Education, Training, Experience: The necessary qualificaitons include:  Basic TCOLE Peace Officer Certificate, Valid Texas Driver’s License with good driving record and a High School Diploma or GED.  Experience as a certified peace officer is preferred, but not required.  All candidates must pass a thorough background investigation, psychological test, oral interview and drug screening.

 

 *The City of West Tawakoni is an Equal Opportunity Employer*