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Police Officer

City of Odessa - Odessa, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$4,115.00 monthly

Job Description

Protects the lives and property of the citizens of the community and provides for their welfare through crime prevention activities and aggressive enforcement of laws and ordinances. Volume of work varies from day to day and hour to hour depending upon the number and type of calls, number and type of offenses observed, number of officers on duty and receipt of any special assignments.

Additional Information

Must know existing municipal, criminal, and traffic codes and be prepared for violence directed at self or others at all times. Must have working knowledge of life saving and rescue procedures, general pharmacology, firearms, self defense, crowd control, and verbal control to diffuse potentially hostile situations. Maintains a working knowledge of social service agencies programs and referral procedures. Must be always mindful of highly visible image to community, both on and off duty. Maintains personal appearance. Ability to make quick and accurate decisions. Maintains physical/mental ability to handle stressful situations. Special Requirements: Candidates must comply with TCLEOSE licensing exam requirements prior to application with the City of Odessa Skills Testing and Other Pre-Employment Requirements: This position requires a written verification by the Texas Commission including successful completion of the Texas licensing exam. An applicant must not have twice failed any part of the application process in the 12 months prior to the closing of the job posting. Must pass the following selection criteria: Oral Interview, Physical, Psychological, Polygraph, Vision, Background Investigation, Physical Agility Test, Drug Screen, and Medical Physical.

Job Requirements

  • Education: : HS OR GED
Education: High School Diploma; OR G.E.D. certification; OR proof of completed college degree from an accredited college or university. Higher education level is desirable. Experience: Texas Law Enforcement Standards and Education Basic Certification or other State Certification. Certification: Valid Texas “C” Driver License.

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City of Odessa
PO Box 4398
Odessa, Texas 79760
phone: 432-335-3200

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