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Lateral Police Officer / Police Recruit

Garland Police Department - Garland, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$59,047.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$61,000.00 annual
$81,866.00 annual
Top Pay:
$81,866.00 annual

Job Description

Respond to citizen calls for service, enforce criminal and traffic laws, reduce crime and fear of crime within the City of Garland.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Pro-active enforcement of all applicable criminal and traffic laws, including the issuance of citations.

  2. Respond to calls for service from citizens.

  3. Maintain high-visibility patrols.

  4. Educate public and citizen contacts.

  5. Prepare and complete all necessary reports and supplements.

  6. Attend state mandated and supplemental training each year.

  7. Testify in court concerning collection of evidence.

  8. Preserve and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Garland, Texas, by following the City's guiding principles.

  9. Perform related duties as assigned.

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works under a variety of unfavorable conditions including exposure to gunfire, harsh weather, poor or no lighting, exposure to hazardous chemicals and smoke, extremes in temperatures, all types of weather conditions, electrical hazards, armed/dangerous persons and communicable diseases.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18-45
  • Education: None required
  • Experience: None required

Minimum Education & Work Experience

In accordance with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) minimum requirements:• Must be United States of America citizen at the time of application• At least age 18 and will have not reached the age of 45 prior to entering a beginning position in the police department• Must have either a High School Diploma or GED and either** 1. Associate’s degree or completion of a minimum of 60 hours college credit from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA, or 2. Minimum 2 years active United States of America military service with an Honorable discharge, or 3. Minimum 2 years of service as a full-time paid peace officer or law enforcement officer** Education, prior police, or military experience requirements must be met prior to academy start date.

Contact Informaton

RC Jones

Garland Police Department
1891 Forest
Garland, Texas 75042
phone: (972) 487-7358

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