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Police Officer I or II

Leander Police Department - Leander, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$42,930.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$42,930.00 annual

Job Description

This is a full-time, sworn, shift position, with the uniformed patrol service. This job requires multi-tasking in essential duties that includes protecting the city’s residents and property; proactive patrol; answering calls-for-service; traffic control and law enforcement; traffic collision investigation; community policing programs and other duties as assigned. Currently enrolled academy students may be eligible for a cadet program. The cadet would transfer to the sworn officer position upon successful completion of the academy with a passing score on the TCOLE exam.

Additional Information

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age (at time of employment), be currently enrolled in Texas Peace Officer Academy or currently have or be eligible for Basic Texas Peace Officer License, and have a valid Texas Driver’s License. Criminal arrests of Class B or higher will disqualify applicants per current city of Leander Personnel Policy. Per TCOLE Administrative Rules, dishonorable discharge from the military is a disqualification. The Personal History Statement has a list of other disqualifiers.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : no limit
  • Education: : GED
  • Experience: : Cadet in TX or TCOLE certified
Applicants meeting all minimum qualifications and completing an application (phase I) will be required to turn in a completed Personal History Statement on the day of testing and pass a physical agility test (phase II) and a written aptitude test (phase III). Applicants should obtain the Personal History Statement (PHS) from the department or the department’s website. Test scheduled for April 19, 2014. The personal history statement requires items such as certified birth certificate; copy of diplomas or GED; certified transcripts; copy of military discharge; credit report (dated within the allowed preparation period); court orders (as appropriate) such as: divorce, legal separation, name change, adoption, and bankruptcy. Documents will not be returned. Incomplete PHS may result in disqualification. Candidates will then sit before an oral board (phase V). Oral boards scheduled for May 7 - 9, 2014. All applicants must pass a criminal and personal background investigation. Top candidates after the oral board and background will then sit for an interview with the chief or designee. Candidates selected for the chief’s interview will be notified of the date and time. Selected candidates will be placed on an eligibility list for conditional job offers.

Contact Informaton

Steve Ward

Leander Police Department
705 Leander Drive
Leander, Texas 78641
phone: 512-528-2800

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