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Police Officer II

City of Allen - Allen, Texas

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Entry Level Salary:
$25.54 hourly
Top Pay:
$31.75 hourly

Job Description

ALLEN POLICE DEPARTMENT- POLICE TESTING The Allen Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer II (Certified). Individuals who meet the minimum qualifications listed below are invited to submit an on-line employment application. Applications must be submitted no later than 5 pm CST on Friday, April 4, 2014. Essential Functions: The information listed below is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.
  • Performs a variety of duties in the enforcement of laws, the protection of persons and property, and the prevention of crimes; performs specialized police work for assigned area of responsibilities.
  • Promotes a secure environment by patrolling, in car, by foot and on bike, the City and assigned districts, deterring crime by presence, assisting in high risk situations, providing special surveillance operations, taking reports, operating Police equipment, enforcing State and local laws and City ordinances, subduing combative or uncooperative citizens, making lawful arrests and keeping the peace on civil scenes.
  • Enforces traffic laws by patrolling roadways, responding to calls from Dispatch Center, observing violations and making traffic stops, searching vehicles when probable cause is found, issuing citations or verbal warnings and filing reports.
  • Reports on motor vehicle accidents by responding to accidents, clearing the road way, interviewing involved parties, observing and recording evidence at the scene, interpreting and drawing conclusions from evidence, making an overall assessment of the incident, taking appropriate actions, issuing citations and filing reports.
  • Investigates crimes by responding to calls for service, interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects, gathering and documenting evidence, submitting evidence, filing reports, issuing citations, taking suspects into custody, and filing charges through the District Attorney's office.
  • Maintains positive community relations by answering citizens' questions and providing various other forms of civic service and assistance for citizens, by surveying the public to evaluate problem areas and specific needs and questioning citizens for their opinions on Police matters.

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THE ALLEN POLICE DEPARTMENT - HIRING PROCESS Thank you for your interest in the Allen Police Department. We look forward to having you participate in our application process. We hope this information will give you a better insight into our hiring process. All applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of their eligibility to continue in the employment process via email no later than 5 pm CST on April 4, 2014. The written and physical agility examinations as well as the preliminary interview will be conducted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Ereckson Middle School located at 450 County Road 141 (Tatum Dr) Allen, TX 75013.(Please note that preliminary interviews will only be conducted on those applicants that live 200 miles away or further, all other preliminary interviews will be scheduled at a later date.) Registration will begin promptly at 7:30 am and instructions will begin at 8:00 am. No one will be admitted after 8:00 am. Out of town applicants are responsible for making their own overnight accommodations. All travel related expenses will be the responsibility of the applicant. Study guides for the examination are available at Police Headquarters located at 205 West McDermott. The cost for the study guide is $5.00 (only cash or money order is accepted). If you desire to have the guide mailed to you, please send a $7.00 money order for the cost of the guide and shipping. On the test day, you MUST bring with you:
  1. Gym clothes and athletic shoes for the physical assessment.
  2. Proper identification (State or Federal Government ID/DL)
  3. Completed Preliminary Interview Questionnaire (Upon receipt of application and verification of qualifications, applicants will receive the Preliminary Interview Questionnaire via email).
Each of the following steps must be successfully completed prior to your appointment as a police officer: Entrance Examination: The entrance examination is a four-part examination, which consists of reading comprehension, basic arithmetic, spelling/grammar and writing skills. A score of 70 or higher in each section must be achieved in order to pass the examination and proceed in the process. Physical Assessment: Each physical assessment exercise attempts to measure whether or not the applicant is fit for duty as a police officer. Failure in any of the areas tested will constitute failure of the entire physical assessment. Both the written test and physical fitness assessment are PASS/FAIL scores. A passing score in both areas will determine that the candidate is eligible to proceed to the background phase.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 21
  • Education: : High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: : Must possess a current and valid Driver's License and/or be able to obtain a Texas Driver's License prior to employment, Basic TCLEOSE Certification, Must be at least 21 years of age.
Background Investigation An extensive check of criminal, driving, employment records, education, and credit references will be conducted as well as verification of character references. Interview Board After the background investigation is completed, the Investigators will forward this information to the Administrative Staff. The qualified applicants will then be notified of the interview date. The applicant will be interviewed in the areas of their general background, current and past employment, prior police experience, criminal history, traffic record and military service. The applicant is also given situation reasoning scenarios and evaluated on those responses. During this interview, the applicant is evaluated in the areas of professionalism, dependability, reaction to pressure and situation reasoning ability, along with interpersonal and oral communication. Polygraph Examination: The department’s polygraph examiner is licensed by the state and conducts the examinations within the state guidelines. The results of the examinations will be regularly reviewed to ensure that polygraph procedures are fair, impartial and, that all applicants are given adequate opportunity to resolve areas of deception through every reasonable means. The ultimate decision to employ remains with the Chief of Police. Psychological Examination: The applicant is assessed for their psychological suitability for law enforcement work. The applicant is evaluated for hypersensitivity, impulsiveness and frustration tolerance, as well as attributes such as achievement, flexibility, sensitivity, maturity, intelligence, somatic concerns, mood, social adjustment, anxiety, emotional control, dominance, moral-ethical behavior, impression formation and attitudes. An applicant must receive a rating of 4.0 or above to pass the psychological examination. Physical Examination and Drug Screen: A police officer is responsible for preservation of the public peace, the protection of life, liberty, and property, the prevention of crime, the arrest and prosecution of violators of State Law and City Ordinances. The work environment includes vehicle patrol and in some instances foot patrol. Therefore, applicants are evaluated for their ability to perform the specific job requirements, specifically: lifting, running, bending, and walking. Hearing and eyesight are also tested. Once an applicant has successfully passed each of the previous phases, they will then be scheduled for an interview with the Chief of Police. Should you have any questions, please contact Investigator Richard Ferguson at 214-509-4210 or rferguson@cityofallen.org PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant will be required to complete each of the following physical requirements within the specified range to pass the physical agility examination. There is no difference in the requirements for males and females. Physical Requirements:
  • Vertical Jump 15.5 inches
  • 1 RM Bench Press .78 body weight
  • 1 Minute Sit-up 30 reps
  • 300 Meter Run 66.0 seconds
  • 1 Minute Push-up 25 reps
  • 1.5 Mile Run 15:54 minutes An applicant must complete the minimum set requirement on each test to receive a passing score for the physical agility examination. If an applicant fails one section of the examination, they will not proceed to the next test. For additional requirements, information, and submitting an application, please visit our website: www.cityofallen.org
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    Lindsay Bierds

    City of Allen
    305 Century Parkway
    Allen, Texas 75013
    phone: 214-509-4678

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