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Peace Officer II (Certified Only) Job - Allen Police Department - Allen, Texas

July 17, 2014

Allen Police Department

Position Title: Peace Officer II (Certified Only)
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 8/15/2014
Job Description

The information listed below is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.

  • Performs a variety of duties in the enforcement of laws, the protection of persons and property, and the prevention of crimes; performs specialized police work for assigned area of responsibilities.
  • Promotes a secure environment by patrolling, in car, by foot and on bike, the City and assigned districts, deterring crime by presence, assisting in high risk situations, providing special surveillance operations, taking reports, operating Police equipment, enforcing State and local laws and City ordinances, subduing combative or uncooperative citizens, making lawful arrests and keeping the peace on civil scenes.
  • Enforces traffic laws by patrolling roadways, responding to calls from Dispatch Center, observing violations and making traffic stops, searching vehicles when probable cause is found, issuing citations or verbal warnings and filing reports.
  • Reports on motor vehicle accidents by responding to accidents, clearing the road way, interviewing involved parties, observing and recording evidence at the scene, interpreting and drawing conclusions from evidence, making an overall assessment of the incident, taking appropriate actions, issuing citations and filing reports.
  • Investigates crimes by responding to calls for service, interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects, gathering and documenting evidence, submitting evidence, filing reports, issuing citations, taking suspects into custody, and filing charges through the District Attorney's office.
  • Maintains positive community relations by answering citizens' questions and providing various other forms of civic service and assistance for citizens, by surveying the public to evaluate problem areas and specific needs and questioning citizens for their opinions on Police matters.
Additional Information

Thank you for your interest in the Allen Police Department. We look forward to having you participate in our application process. We hope this information will give you a better insight into our hiring process.

All applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of their eligibility to continue in the employment process via email no later than 5p.m. CST on August 11, 2014.

The written and physical agility examinations as well as the preliminary interview will be conducted on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Ereckson Middle School located at 450 County Road 141 (Tatum Dr) Allen, TX 75013.  Preliminary interviews will be conducted immediately following testing for individuals who successfully pass the written test and physical agility requirements.

Registration will begin promptly at 7:30 am and instructions will begin at 8:00 am. No one will be admitted after 8:00 am. Out of town applicants are responsible for making their own overnight accommodations. All travel related expenses will be the responsibility of the applicant.

Study guides for the examination are available at Police Headquarters located at 205 West McDermott. The cost for the study guide is $5.00 (only cash or money order is accepted). If you desire to have the guide mailed to you, please send a $7.00 money order for the cost of the guide and shipping.

On the test day, you MUST bring with you:

1. Gym clothes and athletic shoes for the physical assessment.
2. Proper identification (State or Federal Government ID/DL)
3. Completed Preliminary Interview Questionnaire (Upon receipt of application and
verification of qualifications, applicants will receive the Preliminary Interview
Questionnaire via email)
Job Requirements
  • Age 21
  • Education High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience TCOLE Certified PEACE OFFICERS
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $50,597   annual
    Academy Graduate: $53,126   annual
    Lateral: $53,126   annual
    Top Pay: $66,055   annual

    Contact Information

    Richard Ferguson
    Allen Police Department
    205 W. McDermott Dr.
    Allen, Texas 75013
    ph: (214)509-4210

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