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Police Officer Job - The Colony Police Department - The Colony, Texas




August 28, 2014

The Colony Police Department

Position Title: Police Officer
Position Type: Police
Closing Date: 9/19/2014
Job Description

The primary function of this position is to provide basic law enforcement services in our city by self-initiated law enforcement activity and responding to request for service from our citizens. Every Officer in this department must make ethical decisions daily, conforming to applicable laws and departmental policy, communicate effectively with our citizens and coworkers, while remaining professional in all circumstances. Our goal in every citizen contact is to provide the best service possible while demonstrating concern for each request for service. Every decision made will be toward the goal of achieving our mission statement, 'Our citizen’s safety, security, and well-being are our highest priority.'

Additional Information

Must be a United States Citizen

Must be at least 21 years of age with a high school diploma or GED

Must have 60 college hours with a maximum of 2.0 GPA from an accredited college or university, OR 2 years active duty military experience with an honorable discharge, OR 2 years full time experience as a peace officer in another state, OR possess a license by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Ability to pass the departmental physical fitness test

Possess 20/20 vision in each eye either corrected or uncorrected, and with no color or night blindness

Have the ability to intelligently read, write, and speak the English language

No Criminal History of any kind in any state

No class A, Felony or domestic violence (assault) Convictions

No class B convictions within the last 10 years

Must not indulge in excessive use of intoxicants and not addicted to any type of narcotics

Nothing less than 'Honorable Discharge' from the military

Nothin less than 'Honorable Discharge' from prior law enforcment agency

Pass a detailed background investigation and polygraph exam

Pass a psychological evaluation

Pass a physical/medical examination and drug screen 

 

Job Requirements
  • Age No Age Limit
  • Education No Requirement
  • Experience No Requirement
  • Additional Requirement :

    Day of Testing- All applicants must complete a battery of valid physical fitness tests.

       1. 1.5 Mile run in a time of 17:09

       2. 23 Pushups in 1 Minute

       3. 20 Situps in 1 Minute

       4. 1 Bench press of 135lbs or 77% of body weight

       5. 300 meter spring within 67 seconds

    All applicants must pass a 3 section written examination with a score of 70% or better in each section.

    Drug Use Policy- Candidates answering yes to any of the following questions will not be considered for employment:

    1. Have you used marijuana at all within the last three years?

    2. Have you used any other illegal drug at all int he past 10 years? (including Anabolic Steroids after 2/27/91)

    3. Have you ever sold any illegal drug for profit?

    4. Have you ever used an illegal drug (no matter how many times or how long ago) while in a law enforcement or prosecutorial

    position, or in a position which carries with it a high level of responsibility or public trust?

    Tatoo Policy- Any tattoos visible while wearing a short sleeve uniform shirt are prohibited.

     

    For more information please visit:  www.thecolonypd.org

    Only applications submitted via the city website will be considered. 

  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $49,168   annual
    Academy Graduate: $51,048   annual
    Top Pay: $59,190   annual

    Contact Information

    K Moon
    kmoon@thecolonytx.gov
    The Colony Police Department
    5151 N. Colony Blvd
    The Colony, Texas 75056
    ph: (972)625-8273