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Police Officer / Cadet

Round Rock Texas Police Department - Round Rock, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$17.88 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$49,595.00 annual
$58,146.00 annual
Top Pay:
$73,813.00 annual

Job Description

Under general supervision, performs varied law enforcement duties; enforces laws and regulations and apprehends criminals; provides information, advice and assistance to the public in their use of police and other City services; conducts crime investigations; and does related work as required. This is a broad classification with individual positions assigned to specific functional areas; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the department and staffing levels.

Patrol City in car, motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, bicycle and any other means of transportation and on foot; answer calls for the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of City, County, and State laws; may conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of reported criminal activity, deaths, and vehicle traffic accidents.

Respond to any emergency, utilizing exceptional physical abilities which include but are not limited to high speed driving, pursuing criminals while on foot, carrying injured persons, climbing fences and walls, overcoming physical resistance of uncooperative violent suspects, and directing traffic at emergency scenes, fires, and special events. Most of these requirements occur outside and may be in inclement weather.

Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.

While on patrol, stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn drivers against unlawful practices; issue citations and make arrests as necessary. Check buildings for physical security. 

Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public.

Work unsupervised as a solo unit in responding to emergencies.

Work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Perform specialized investigative or detective work as assigned by the Chief of Police

Additional Information

Application and Selection Process

Complete an application on-line at www.roundrocktexas.gov/jobs .  A completed ONLINE application must be filed prior to the deadline shown above.  Following a review of the applications, qualified applicants will be invited to proceed further in the selection process via email.  Applicants selected will be asked to complete an in-depth application that will discuss both your professional and personal life.  Selected applicants will be scheduled to complete the initial written test and physical abilities course.  At that time, applicants will need to provide staff will all the required documents.  For more information about the hiring process go to our website at: www.roundrocktexas.gov/police

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: 30 college credit hours
  • Experience: NONE


By the date of the entrance examination:

1. You must be at least 20 years and 6 months of age

2. Must be a U.S. citizen

3. Have a high school diploma or GED


4. 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or univeristy OR

Two years of full time law enforcemetn experience OR

Two years active duty time in the U.S. Armed Forces OR

Three years of Correctional Officer / Licensed TCOLE jailer experience

Certified Officers 

1. High school diploma or GED certificate


2. 30 college credit hours from and accredited college or university OR

Two years full time law enforcement experience OR

Two years active duty time in the U.S. Armed Forces OR

Three years of Correctional Officer / License TCOLE jailer experience


3. Must be TCOLE certified

Contact Informaton

Jay Rozell

Round Rock Texas Police Department
2701 N. Mays Street
Round Rock, Texas 78665
phone: (512) 671-2851

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