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Police Officer

Richland Hills Police Department - Richland Hills, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$46,161.00 annual

Job Description

Police Officers patrol assigned areas by car or on foot to discourage crime; observes law violations an takes appropriate action; reports police traffic hazards, responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, and takes the appropriate and necessary action; secures and investigates scenes of crime to preserve and/or obtain physical evidence; enforces state and local laws and ordinances, makes arrests and detentions, issues citations; and testifies in court as required; guards, transports, and periodically checks welfare of prisoners; prepares police reports, cases for court action, and other departmental reports; gives advice to the general public regarding laws, ordinances, and crime prevention; addresses community groups; maintains vehicle and police or personal equipment; conducts witness interviews and obtains witness statements; conducts interviews or interrogations of suspects and obtains statements; prepares search and arrest warrants and requirement affidavits; conducts detailed crime scene investigations, including but not limited to evidence retrieval, camera operations, fingerprint retrieval, presumptive drug analysis, and composition of crime scene diagrams; possesses knowledge in fingerprint technology and classification; prepares and files criminal information meetings or training sessions; attends crime information meetings or training sessions; on call, or available for special duties upon request during off hours; knowledge of security hardware needed for business and residential use; works flexible schedule; conducts and organizes Crime Watch block parties and block captains meetings; formally addresses meetings and functions; schedules and organizes various City-wide crime prevention activities; prepares an annual budget; speaks to students in a specialized or routine classroom setting; operates and effectively utilizes a police patrol vehicle, mobile and portable radios, handcuffs, a flashlight, mobile data terminal, radar unit, flares, vehicle tire jack, jumper cables, and a camera; proficient in the use of a handgun, shotgun, and an approved impact weapon; works in both indoor and outdoor environment; subject of extremes in temperature, inclement weather, and intermittent exposure to loud noise, fumes, and mechanical, electrical, explosives, radiation, chemical, toxic waste, biological, and other hazards; must maintain physical activity over prolonged periods of time including but not limited to standing, sitting, walking, twisting body, and stooping; must be able to climb, crawl, kneel, run and squat; must be able to carry items, weighing as much as 30 pounds; must be able to push, pull, and drag items weighing as much as 168 pounds, such as an incapacitate person; must be able to hold items weighing as much as 10 pounds for prolonged periods of time, such as a handgun or shotgun; must be able to lift items weighing as much as 50 pounds, such as a spare tire; must be able to operate various keyboard or typewriter equipment; must be able to complete physical requirements with little or no assistance; must be able to operate more than one tool of the job function simultaneously, such as drive and operate mobile radio, a flashlight and a handgun, etc.; must be able to distinguish colors as to effectively and accurately describe suspect vehicles, clothing, items, etc.; must be able to utilize visual acuity in all aspects of job functions corrected to 20/20 in each eye; must be able to perform all job functions utilizing unassisted hearing ability.

Additional Information

No Police certification or experience required to apply. Applicants must pass a written test and physical fitness test. Those applying MUST submit a completed application no later than 5 p.m. on the day before the testing date. Applications and more information on testing dates and requirements can be obtain on our website http://www.richlandhills.com/departments/police-department/employment or by emailing Sgt. Sheena Parsons, sheenaparsons@richlandhills.com

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: high school diploma or GED w/ 12 hrs college
  • Experience: none

Contact Informaton

Sheena Parsons

Richland Hills Police Department
6700 Baker Blvd.
Richland Hills, Texas 76118
phone: (817) 616-3784

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