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Police Officer

City of New Braunfels - New Braunfels, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$45,081.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$42,908.00 annual

Job Description

GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general supervision, provides responsive and courteous police services in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances, generally consisting of routine patrol, interventions, investigations and traffic regulation duties. The City of New Braunfels Department operates under Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code and the City of New Braunfels Firefighters and Police Officers Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties. •Preserves the peace of the community through mediation, investigation, intervention, documentation, and arrest; utilizes all lawful means to improve the quality of life by reducing the fear and incidence of crime, recognizing and resolving problems, and meeting the public safety needs for the City of New Braunfels (City). •Enforces local, state and Federal laws, and enforces compliance with local regulations and ordinances, according to policies, procedures and regulations. •Patrols the City to respond to citizens’ requests for assistance, enforce traffic regulations, detect crime, apprehend violators, and assure public safety. •Patrols and provides security for assigned areas, looking for unusual or suspicious activities or persons; responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; communicates with victims, witnesses and suspects in cases; provides scene security and protection for Fire and medical personnel. •Investigates crimes and accidents; secures and processes crime and accident scenes, and identifies and collects evidence within scope of authority. •Arrests law violators; transports and processes suspects, victims and prisoners. •Completes detailed reports and required documentation; serves warrants and court documents. •Maintains vehicle and equipment in accordance with Department guidelines. •Represents the Police Department at court hearings; prepares reports and testifies in court cases. •Assists and coordinates with other emergency services personnel, public organizations and businesses, and Federal, state and local law enforcement organizations. •Presents education and information programs for community and school awareness projects; teaches and counsels residents on law enforcement activities and referral resources. •Performs specialized functions in areas of expertise, including patrol and shift management, training, K-9, SWAT/SRT, and other special enforcement, intervention and investigative teams. •Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the City by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved. •Participates in and performs field training duties and assignments as required. •If assigned to Criminal Investigations Division, is responsible for the investigation of property offenses and investigates other offenses. Assignment is limited and is assigned on a rotational basis for career enhancement as determined by Management. •Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Additional Information

Starting annual base pay for certified Police Officer is $45,081 and for non-certified is $42,908. Benefits include Texas Municipal Retirement System; paid vacation and sick leave; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. EOE

Job Requirements

  • Age: Between ages 21 - 45
  • Education: High school diploma or GED for certified/Bachelor's Degree for non-certified
  • Experience: Entry Level
Required Licenses or Certifications: •Must have Peace Officers License from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) and/or have passed the TCLEOSE State License Exam no later than the time and date of the written examination, or be able to obtain if above degree requirement is met and as required by the New Braunfels Police Department. •Must have a valid Texas Drivers License (or must be able to obtain as required by Texas State law if current drivers license is from another licensing state within the United States) AND cannot be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle by any State or Federal law. Required Knowledge of: •Police Department guidelines, policies and procedures. •City, county, state and federal laws, regulations, codes and ordinances. •Texas criminal justice and court systems and the principles of criminal justice records management. •Law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures. •Basic criminal procedures on the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, including preservation and presentation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases. •Basic criminal procedures on the rules of evidence, probable cause, use of force, and search and seizure. •Investigative and interrogative procedures and protocols for observation of critical details. •Available local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens. •Geography, roads, and landmarks of City and surrounding areas. Required Skill in: •Exercising controlled discretion in situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, and sound judgment. •Recognizing suspicious behavior patterns, mediating difficult situations, and using effective arrest and control techniques. •Interacting effectively with people of different socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. •Remaining alert at all times and reacting quickly and calmly in emergency situations. •Operating motor vehicles and special police equipment during emergency situations. •Interpreting laws and regulations, making decisions, maintaining composure, and working effectively under stressful conditions and emergency situations. •Evaluating facts and evidence, drawing logical conclusions and making proper recommendations. Identifying, collecting and preserving crime scene evidence. •Working as a team member with other law enforcement agencies. •Care, maintenance and safe operation of a variety of law enforcement vehicles, equipment, weapons and tools. •Operating a personal computer using a variety of business software. •Effective communication, both verbal and written. Physical Demands / Work Environment: •Work is performed indoors and outdoors with exposure to inclement weather; includes ability to stand and sit for long periods while maintaining alertness and rapid response; must be able to safely climb, crawl, bend, jump, balance, and run with minimal to no notice; and the ability to safely lift, drag and/or carry in excess of one hundred (100) pounds occasionally, and frequently lift and/or carry a minimum of fifty (50) pounds; may be exposed to physical attacks, hazardous chemicals, drugs, infectious and communicable diseases; required to physically restrain persons; subject to extended periods of intense concentration in review of crime scenes, special investigations and law enforcement report preparation; will be subject to working in and around water; may be required to ride a bike. •Must be able to work in uniform (plus a duty belt and a bullet proof vest), irregular hours that will include evenings, weekends, and holidays on any assigned shift. •May be required to work immediately before, during or immediately after an emergency or disaster. •Must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet Police Department standards. •Please visit www.nbtexas.org to view full job description.

Contact Informaton

Human Resources Department

City of New Braunfels
424 S. Castell Avenue
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
phone: (830) 221-4390

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