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City of Bedford Police Officer Job - City of Bedford (Texas) - Bedford, Texas

July 10, 2014

City of Bedford (Texas)

Position Title: City of Bedford Police Officer
Position Type: Police
Closing Date: 8/8/2014
Job Description

Patrols assigned area, in a police vehicle.  Enforces traffic regulations, responds to requests for service, performs preliminary investigations to prevent/deter crime and arrest violators.  Duties and responsibilities include the following.        

Maintains a presence in their assigned patrol area and familiarizes themselves with persons frequenting, working, or living in the area.

Conducts preliminary and field investigations.  Interviews and/or interrogates victims, witnesses and suspects.  Documents complaints and investigations as required by policy and procedure.   

Responds to calls for police assistance by operating a police vehicle in routine and emergency situations while being able to talk and operate the police radio and emergency equipment.

Directs and reroutes traffic around fire or other disruptions by using recognizable arm movements and related equipment. 

Serves warrants and/or makes arrests under normal and/or under elevated risk situations.

Operates police communication equipment in order to communicate via radio and/or by typing information on computer/mobile data terminal.

Collects, retrieves, logs, and stores property and evidence utilizing accepted methods and equipment.

Administers first aid, and assists paramedic/medical personnel as needed.  May be required to lift and/or carry injured persons.

Issues written citations for traffic and other violations. Testifies in court and describes or illustrates conditions, situations, and occurrences before juries, defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges.


Additional Information


Please fill out a job interest card if you would like to apply.  Job interest cards and physical agility test standards are available at the Police Department, 2121 L. Don Dodson, Bedford, TX 76021, M-F, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., City Hall, 2000 Forest Ridge, Bedford, TX  76021, M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or Police Department web site (  Phone # (817) 952-2489. Physical fitness tests will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 8:00 a.m. and Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 8:00 am at the L.D. Bell High School track located on the access road of Airport Freeway at the Brown Trail exit, 1601 Brown Trail, Hurst, TX. A job interest card MUST be on file prior to the testing date you choose.


Job Requirements
  • Age 21
  • Education High School or G.E.D. and a minimum of 30 hours of college course work
  • Experience 30 hrs. of college course work waived with two-year Police Officer or military experience
  • Additional Requirement :

    Must successfully complete the Department’s in-service and Field Training Program.

    Must have valid Texas Drivers License and be licensable by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).  



  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $3761   monthly
    Lateral: $4118   monthly

    Contact Information

    Jeff Gibson
    City of Bedford (Texas)
    2121 L Don Dodson Dr
    Bedford, Texas 76021
    ph: (817)952-2489