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Police Officer

City of College Station - College Station, Texas

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Entry Level Salary:
$20.21 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$20.21 hourly
$20.21 hourly

Job Description

Perform a variety of law enforcement and crime prevention tasks, investigative work, special assignments, technical and administrative tasks in support of the Police Department, while protecting the lives and property of the citizens of College Station through the enforcement of federal, state and municipal laws codes and ordinances. Additional Assignments within this rank may include, but not limited to: Patrol, traffic, criminal investigator, crime prevention officer, field training officer, school resource officer, recruitment/training officer or any other assignment, as designated by the Police Chief. Principal Job Duties: The following represent the core areas of responsibilities, however, incumbents function to provide a broad range of police services and specific duties that will vary based on assignment. Any one position may not include all of the duties listed. In addition, the listed duties may not include all tasks that may be found within a position in this class.
  1. Participate in a variety of law enforcement activities which include, but not limited to, arresting offenders and suspects for traffic and criminal offenses, preparing for and appearing in court for criminal, civil, and other law enforcement related matters, enforcing traffic laws, investigating traffic accidents, directing traffic (when necessary), serving civil and criminal papers, guarding and transporting prisoners and responding to emergency calls (accidents, burglaries, prowlers, etc.).
  2. Respond to calls for assistance, policy enforcement, medical help, or safety; collect information, assist with possible medical emergencies, and determine need for further action; perform lifesaving procedures when necessary; physically apprehend and search suspects utilizing appropriate techniques and maneuvers; and conduct security checks on commercial buildings and residences.
  3. Patrol an assigned area by car, motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot to discourage crime, maintaining responsibility and accountability for assigned geographic area.
  4. Perform and assist in criminal investigations, secure crime scenes and preserve evidence, and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
  5. Build and maintain effective partnerships with community groups and members and respond to requests and inquiries from citizens concerning laws and City ordinances.
  6. Prepare and submit reports on crimes and activities.
  7. Maintain required training proficiencies
  8. Perform related duties as assigned, to include assisting other Police officers in conducting assigned duties and responsibilities as necessary.

Additional Information

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • TMRS - Retirement (2:1 matching)
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Term Life AD&D
  • Dependent Life
  • Flex Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement More Information: We offer a $1,000 bonus for Licensed Officers. Applications Open: July 24, 2013 Application Deadline: September 21, 2013 Police Written Test: September 28, 2013 For more information or to apply, please visit our website at csjobs.cstx.gov. The City of College Station is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education:

    • GED equivalent plus 12 hours of college
    • Or 2 years of continuous military service
    • Or High school diploma.
  • Experience:

    • Continuous military service or High school diploma.
    • Basic TCLEOSE peace officer certification (licensed) or the ability to complete the basic peace officer academy (non-licensed).
  1. GED equivalent plus 12 hours of college; or 2 years of continuous military service; or High school diploma.
  2. Basic TCLEOSE peace officer certification (licensed) or the ability to complete the basic peace officer academy (non-licensed).
  3. Knowledge of existing criminal and traffic codes (licensed).
  4. Ability to maintain physical endurance and agility standards.
  5. Ability to perform a variety of physically demanding maneuvers and activities while involved in law enforcement and rescue operations, including running, walking, stooping, bending, rolling, crawling, climbing, jumping, lifting, carrying, dragging, and safely operating assigned equipment and vehicles.
  6. Ability to work under a variety of unfavorable conditions including exposure to gunfire, harsh weather, poor or no lighting, exposure to hazardous chemicals and smoke, extremes in temperatures, all types of weather conditions, electrical hazards, armed and dangerous persons, communicable diseases, etc.
  7. Valid Texas Driver’s License.
  8. United State’s citizen.
Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree

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Human Resources

City of College Station
1101 Texas Avenue
College Station, Texas 77840
phone: (979) 764-3517

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