CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER
City of Big Spring - Big Spring, Texas
- Application Deadline:
- Entry Level Salary:
- $18.89 hourly
- Academy Graduate:
- $19.85 hourly
- Patrols an assigned zone on foot, on bicycle, and by vehicle to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations.
- Enforces traffic and parking laws.
- Receives information on activity in an area and assists in plans to address problems.
- Responds to calls relayed by Communications Officers, including but not limited to domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others.
- Gathers information/probable cause to secure either arrest or search warrants as needed.
- Conducts preliminary investigations into traffic accidents and other incidents, including but not limited to interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes.
- Process crime scenes to recognize, collect and preserve evidence.
- Apprehends arrest, and process offenders, including fugitives; subpoenas witnesses and serves warrants.
- Provides assistance and backup support to other officers and emergency service providers as necessary.
- Assists motorists.
- Performs bailiff duties at Municipal Court.
- May provide first-aid and CPR to victims as necessary.
- Provides traffic direction as needed for special events such as parades, funerals, athletic events, and school crossings.
- Preparing for and attending court proceedings as necessary.
- Completes all required reports and forms, including accident and incident reports.
- Inspects and maintains assigned patrol car, uniform, and equipment.
- Provides relief duties for communications officers and jailers.
- May serve as Hazardous Materials Technician.
- Serves criminal and court-related paper work.
- Participating in mandatory and elective training.
- May serve as a member of the department’s SORT team.
- May serve as a field-training officer for the department.
- May serve as School Resource Officer/DARE Officer; provides DARE instruction to school children.
- May serve as relief supervisor in the absence of the Sergeant.
- May be on call after hours to respond to emergency situations.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
THE FOLLOWING MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION: Photocopy of your High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate. Sealed, original certified copy of your college transcript. (No photo copy) Photocopy of your college diploma. Original certified copy of your birth certificate. Photocopy of your valid Texas driver’s license or of another State’s driver license. Applicant must possess a valid Texas driver license prior to being offered employment. Photocopy of your Social Security card. Photocopy of your Peace Officer Certificate from your police academy. Photocopy of your Texas peace officer license and all training certificates awarded to you. Photocopy of your DD-214 Member 4 (long form), if you have been in the military. Must possess an honorable discharge. Photocopy of your NGB Form 22, if you have been in the National Guard. Original certified copy of your Naturalization papers, if applicable. (No photo copy.) Photocopy of current proof of automobile liability insurance.
- Age: : Twenty-one years of age
- Education: : High school diploma or GED certificate (with twelve college hours)
- Experience: : Must have valid Texas Peace Officer Certification
Applicant must be twenty-one (21) years of age on the day you take the test to become a Texas Certified Police Officer. High School diploma or GED with college hours as required by the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent. Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education to be certified as a Peace Officer. No illegal drug use. No arrest record with higher than a Class C Misdemeanor. Meet or exceed physical agility requirements of department. Demonstrate proficiency with handgun during scheduled testing with the Police Department.