Police Officer - Lateral Hire Job - City of Abilene Police Department - Abilene, Texas

August 12, 2014

City of Abilene Police Department

Position Title: Police Officer - Lateral Hire
Position Type: Police
Closing Date: 1/1/2017
Job Description
Current TCOLE Certified Peace Officers, who are accepted for Lateral Entry will attend a Modified Training Academy and Police Training Officer (PTO) program. The salary during training will be commensurate to the officer’s previous term of service as a Peace Officer, not to exceed the City of Abilene's Two-Year Officer’s salary step. After completing PTO, the employee’s salary will be reclassified to reflect their total previous term of service as a Texas Peace Officer with a maximum upper limit of the Five-Year salary step. To advance beyond the Five-Year salary step, the employee must have tenure in that position as an Abilene Police Officer equivalent to the difference in the Five-Year salary step and the next step of the Salary Schedule in effect at the time. 
Under general supervision, to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work; to participate in and provide support and assistance to special Department crime prevention and enforcement programs; and to do related work as assigned.
For the list of minimum requirements, job details, required preliminary background forms, and to apply on line visit www.cityofabilenel.jobs.  Navigate to the Civil Service portion of the Jobs Announcement page.




Job Requirements
  • Age 21
  • Education College 30 hours
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Additional Requirement :

     Applicant must complete and attach Lateral Entry Program Questionnaire and Personal History Statement to their application on line.  Visit www.cityofabilene.jobs to apply.

  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $50,508   annual

    Contact Information

    Terry Shuffield
    City of Abilene Police Department
    PO Box 60
    Abilene, Texas 79605
    ph: (325)676-6347