Required Licenses or Certifications:
- Age: Between ages 21 - 45
- Education: High school diploma or GED for certified/Bachelor's Degree for non-certified
- Experience: Entry Level
•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.
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