Police Cadet

Austin Police Department - Austin, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$40,000.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$58,681.00 annual
Top Pay:
$95,270.00 annual

Job Description

This posting is for the position of Police Cadet for the Austin Police Department. The link to the online application can be found on our website: www.APDRecruiting.org.

Applicants should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in a law enforcement career:

  • Read and write English.

  • Confidence and a responsible attitude.

  • The ability to react quickly and take positive action.

  • Resilience.

  • The ability to remain calm in challenging situations.

  • The ability to work alone and in a team.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Courage and initiative.

  • Integrity.

  • Good physical fitness.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: By submitting an application you are also registering for the Civil Service Exam to be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Specific instructions to include the time, location, and study guide material will be emailed to you at a later date. The Civil Service Exam serves as our written exam and is a mandatory part of the hiring process. Failure to sit for the exam or failure to earn a passing score of at least 70 will result in your disqualification from the hiring process.

Additional Information

Graduates of the Austin Police Department academy are responsible for:

  • The protection of life, liberty, and property.

  • Enforcement of all laws of the State of Texas and laws and ordinances of the City of Austin.

  • Perform law enforcement duties including:

o Respond to calls for service.

o Enforce traffic laws.

o Conduct preliminary investigations of crimes.

o Execute all lawful process.

o Arrest offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law.

o Investigate motor vehicle crashes.

o Prepare various written reports.

o Give testimony in court.

  • Confer with local law enforcement, criminal justice, and emergency response agencies on matters of mutual interest.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The Austin Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 20.5 - 45
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED required
  • Experience: None required

The minimum qualifications include:

  • At least 20.5 and younger than 46 years of age at time of application.

  • US Citizen, born or naturalized.

  • Have a valid Driver’s License.

  • HS Diploma or GED.

In order to submit your application, you will be required to attach a PDF copy of an Experian Credit Report.

o You can obtain your Experian Credit Report from www.Experian.com or www.AnnualCreditReport.com.

o Your credit report must be dated within 30 days of your application. Failure to do this correctly may result in your disqualification from the hiring process.

o If you have applied with us within the last year, you will need to upload the updated copy of your Experian credit report on the user profile page before accessing the application. This page can also be accessed later by signing in and clicking 'Update your profile.'

Contact Informaton

Ashley Avants

Austin Police Department
715 E 8th St PO Box 689001
Austin, Texas 78701-3300
phone: 512-974-4211

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