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Police Officer - Lateral Hire

City of Abilene Police Department - Abilene, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$50,508.00 annual

Job Description

Current TCOLE Certified Peace Officers, who are accepted for Lateral Entry will attend a Modified Training Academy and Police Training Officer (PTO) program. The salary during training will be commensurate to the officer’s previous term of service as a Peace Officer, not to exceed the City of Abilene's Two-Year Officer’s salary step. After completing PTO, the employee’s salary will be reclassified to reflect their total previous term of service as a Texas Peace Officer with a maximum upper limit of the Five-Year salary step. To advance beyond the Five-Year salary step, the employee must have tenure in that position as an Abilene Police Officer equivalent to the difference in the Five-Year salary step and the next step of the Salary Schedule in effect at the time. 
Under general supervision, to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work; to participate in and provide support and assistance to special Department crime prevention and enforcement programs; and to do related work as assigned.
For the list of minimum requirements, job details, required preliminary background forms, and to apply on line visit www.cityofabilenel.jobs.  Navigate to the Civil Service portion of the Jobs Announcement page.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: College 30 hours
  • Experience: 2 Years

 Applicant must complete and attach Lateral Entry Program Questionnaire and Personal History Statement to their application on line.  Visit www.cityofabilene.jobs to apply.

Contact Informaton

Terry Shuffield

City of Abilene Police Department
PO Box 60
Abilene, Texas 79605
phone: (325) 676-6347

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