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Patrol Officer

City of Bee Cave - Bee Cave, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$37,000.00 annual
Top Pay:
$42,000.00 annual

Job Description

Under general supervision of the Chief of Police and Police Sergeant, to enforce laws, protect life and property, preserve the peace, apprehend criminals, and investigate traffic accidents. Police Sergeant usually determines deadlines and priorities for this position. Routine course of action to be followed is generally clear-cut and specific in accordance with established Police Department policies; however, incumbent must be able to act quickly in emergencies and make independent decisions. Position requires constant contact with the public in situations that will require the use of tact, diplomacy, and good judgment.


• Patrols an assigned beat by bicycle, car, or on foot to deter crime and detect violations of law. • Makes arrests of persons violating laws and ordinances; inspects residential, commercial, and other buildings on assigned beat for indications of criminal activity; responds to emergency calls, routine complaints, and alarm system signals; and takes all necessary and appropriate law enforcement actions. • Conducts open observation for traffic law violators; directs traffic; writes traffic and parking citations; questions drivers, witnesses, or others in connection which possible violations of the law; takes written statements; checks NCIC and TCIC for information on suspects; and accompanies prisoners to jail or court. • Conducts preliminary investigations at crime scenes prior to arrival of supervisor; testifies in court; writes required reports; maintains files; and answers phones. • May be assigned specialized duties as criminal investigator, motor officer, bicycle officer, or specialized team member.

Job Requirements

  • Age: at least 21 year of age
  • Education: Some college
  • Experience: 24 months


Education and Experience:

(A) Some college semester hours are preferred, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (B) Must be a certified peace officer in the State of Texas. (C) Must have made passing scores on all applicable entrance tests. (D) Applicant must have a minimum of twenty-four (24) months uniformed police patrol experience. (E) Valid Texas Class C Driver's License with a safe driving record (no more than 3 moving violations in the past 36 months); no record of DWI, DUI, or license suspension with the past five years. (F) Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and a citizen of the United States.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Reading Competent - Ability to read and understand literature, books, reports, policies, and/or legal documents. 20/20 vision, with or without correction, during day and night is required. Ability to distinguish between colors red, green, and yellow when responding to calls for service and follow-up investigations. Math Competent - Ability to apply fundamental mathematics.. Writing/Verbal Competent - Ability to write tickets and required reports properly and in English; ability to communicate clearly in English with supervisors, co-workers, and the general public. Managerial Receives administrative direction: Within this job, the employee normally performs the duty assignment within narrow parameters defined by organizational requirements and accepted practices. Total end results determine effectiveness of job performance. Budget Responsibility None Supervisory / Organizational Control None Complexity Work is fairly routine but may require quick thinking and good judgment in emergency situations. Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills Ability to get along with fellow officers, supervisors, and the general public is critical. Integrity and ethical conduct is essential to success.

Contact Informaton

Sherry Mashburn

City of Bee Cave
13333-A Highway 71 West
Bee Cave, Texas 78738
phone: (512) 767-6641

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