Police Officer (must be TCOLE certified at the time of hire)

City of Nederland - Nederland, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$51,937.00 annual
Top Pay:
$73,632.00 annual

Job Description

++**This position is open to each person who makes proper application and meets all eligibility requirements prescribed by the City of Nederland. A completed application must be received by the Personnel Office. Applications may be obtained from the City's website at www.ci.nederland.tx.us or picked up in the Personnel Office located at:

++**City of Nederland Office Building
207 N. 12th Street, P. O. Box 967
Nederland, TX 77627
(409) 723-1501 Telephone, (409) 723-1550 Facsimile **++


Works on various shifts performing patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.

Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.

Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent.

Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances;

Patrols City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations and to otherwise serve and protect.

Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action.

Interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers. Preserves evidence. Arrests violators. Investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents. Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene.

Conducts follow up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift. Seeks out and questions victim, witnesses and suspects. Develops leads and tips. Searches scene of crimes for clues. Analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders. Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings.

Prepares a variety of reports and records including officer's Daily Log, reports of investigation, field interrogation report, alcohol reports, influence reports, breathalyzer check list, bad check form, vehicle impoundment form, traffic hazard report, etc.

Undertakes community oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention, drug abuse resistance education (DARE), traffic safety, etc.

Participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the City limits, obtaining evidences and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in court, and related activities.

Conducts patrol activities including directing traffic, investigation of reported or observed violations of law, and conducting patrol activities.

Coordinates activities with other officers or other City departments as needed, exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice from the City Attorney, Court Administrator, and Municipal Prosecutor's Office regarding cases, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned.

Maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provides general information about Department activities.

Additional Information

The Nederland Police Department is currently looking to fill 4 vacancies in our department.

The Nederland Police Department is committed to providing the best in law enforcement and protection to the citizens of Nederland, Texas. We are aware that a safe community is the product of cooperation between citizens and their local police and Nederland Police Department has a close working relationship with the citizens we serve.

The Nederland Police Department participates in various community based programs involving the Nederland Chamber of Commerce, the Nederland Heritage Festival and various other civic organizations. We take pride in having dedicated and experienced officers and staff serving our community.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 and up
  • Education: High school graduate or GED equivalent
  • Experience: Entry Level or Experienced


(A) Basic Peace Officer Certification as issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (T.C.L.E.O.S.E.).
(B) Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State driver's license without record of suspension or revocation in any State;
(C) Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years are not allowed;
(D) U.S. citizen;
(E) Must be able to read and write the English language;

(F) Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits ;
(G) Must be 21 years or older at the time of employment.

Education and Experience:
(A) High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by a two year community college degree or vocational school training in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or a related field; or
(B) An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Some knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment;
(B) Some skill in operating the tools and equipment listed below;
(C) Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; Ability to follow verbal and written instructions; Ability to meet the special requirements listed below; Ability to learn the City's geography.

(A) Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State Driver's License without record of suspension or revocation in any state;
(B) Ability to meet Department's physical standards.

Contact Informaton

Holly Guidry

City of Nederland
P.O. Box 967
Nederland, Texas 77627
phone: (409) 723-1501

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