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Police Cadet/Peace Officer/Lateral Entry Officer

Friendswood Police Department - Friendswood, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$44,969.00 annual

Job Description

FULL – TIME PEACE OFFICER The City of Friendswood is currently testing to establish an eligibility list for full-time PEACE OFFICERS, with the Police Department. The base salary is $44,969 to $54,059 annually, DOQ. The successful candidates will be responsible for the performance of routine patrol, crisis intervention and preliminary criminal investigations in an active, problem-solving partnership with the community. Applicants must demonstrate good human relation skills and be able to work well with all segments of the public. The selected applicant will be required to undergo and pass a written pre-employment test, medical examination, psychological and emotional examination, criminal background check, credit check, driving record check, verification of employment eligibility and illegal drug screen prior to employment, and extensive background investigation. All positions at the City of Friendswood require documentation of employment eligibility in accordance with Federal employment law. Communication skills in English are required for some specific assignments based upon job-related needs for communication with the general public and/or co-workers. Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) are encouraged, but not required. The City of Friendswood is EOE/ADA and participates in E-Verify.

Additional Information

To register for the test, see the police recruiting portion of the city website: www.friendswood.com CLOSING DATE: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM APPLICANTS MUST REGISTER ON-LINE TO TAKE THE TEST AND PROVIDE A STATE PHOTO ID OR DRIVERS LICENSE AT THE TIME OF TESTING. TEST DATE AND TIMES ARE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2013 AT 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM TEST LOCATION: FISD ANNEX BUILDING 402 LAUREL FRIENDSWOOD, TX 77546

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 21
  • Education: : high school diploma/GED
  • Experience: : none required
Applicants must be:
  • Enrolled in a TCLEOSE accredited entry-level program (or)
  • Be a licensed Texas Peace Officer (or)
  • To be hired as a Police Cadet, applicants must have 3 years of Active Duty in the U.S. Armed Forces with an Honorable Discharge or must possess 60 accredited college hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Must have high school diploma or GED; minimum of 21 years of age; valid Texas Driver’s License; no class B or A misdemeanor or felony convictions. MUST be available for all shifts, weekends, holidays, and emergency situations (hurricanes, floods, etc.). An Associate’s Degree or prior experience is preferred, but not required. This position has a strong, competitive benefits package and a wide range of in-service training provided to career officers. The eligibility list will be good for one year from the date of the test. * New hires not certified will be classified as Cadet and will receive an annual salary of $36,000.00 while attending the academy. Upon graduating the academy and passing TCLEOSE Licensing Exam employee will receive a change in status to peace officer and pay will be adjusted to $44,969.60 annually. The Friendswood Police Department has a Lateral Entry Program for experienced peace officers. The benefits of the Lateral Entry Program are:
  • Pay-An experienced peace officer’s pay will be commensurate with their experience and education and is determined by the Chief of Police.
  • No academy
  • Shorter FTO Program.

Contact Informaton

Erik Reyna

Friendswood Police Department
1600 Whitaker
Friendswood, Texas 77546
phone: 281-996-3309

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