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Police Officer

West University Place Police Department - West University Place, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$48,842.00 annual
$48,842.00 annual
Top Pay:
$65,936.00 annual

Job Description

Police Officer Type: Full Time Salary/Pay Rate: $48,842 - $65,936 Posted Date: 1/27/2014 Responds to emergency and non-emergency requests and enforces all city ordinances and state and federal laws. No supervisory or budgetary responsibilities. Position is considered “Essential Personnel” which requires being on duty to respond during emergency situations including but not limited to natural and/or man-made disasters. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Patrols the city and responds to citizen requests and complaints regarding possible criminal activity such as disturbances, burglaries, prowlers or suspicious persons. Issues warnings and citations to violators of city and state regulations. Evaluates facts and circumstances to determine of probable cause exists for arrest. Arrests violators and transports to other facilities. Investigates suspicious and criminal activity. Operates police vehicle under emergency and non-emergency circumstances. Responds to emergency calls, traffic accidents and general requests for assistance. Attends and completes state mandated in service training classes. Secures crime scenes and arrests suspects. Lifts fingerprints and collects evidence at crime scenes. Interviews suspects and takes statements. Consults with District Attorney and files criminal charges. Obtains Grand Jury Subpoenas for records, witnesses, etc. Searches prisoners for dangerous weapons and other property after arrest. Inspects city jail for contraband and equipment problems. Guards and transports prisoners. Prepares meals for prisoners as needed. Monitors condition of prisoners in city jail and records on inmate data record. Writes offense, incident, arrest and impoundment reports. Prepares reports for supervision such as daily and monthly activity reports. Inspects police vehicle for contraband and missing/defective equipment. Informs the community of crime prevention, public safety and public awareness programs. Gives citizens assistance and advice concerning laws and ordinances. Conducts Security Surveys and Neighborhood Watch Presentations if properly licensed. Enforces animal control ordinances. Appears in court and testifies under oath. Observes and follows safety rules and regulations including wearing of safety apparel, if applicable, during the course and scope of job related duties and contributes to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification High school diploma or equivalent. Must have a current T.C.L.E.O.S.E. license or currently enrolled in a certification course.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 21 - n/a
  • Education: : High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: : Must have a current T.C.L.E.O.S.E. license or currently enrolled in a certification course.
A minimum of 30 hours of college from an accredited college or university is preferred. Four years of military service with an honorable discharge or at least 36 months of honorable police experience may be substituted for college hours. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Valid Texas Driver's License.

Contact Informaton

Donna Cypert

West University Place Police Department
3800 University BLVD
West University Place, Texas 77005
phone: 713-662-5802

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