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City of West University Place

General Information


Job title: Police Officer
Job location: West University Place, TX 77005 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 07/02/15
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: $56,844/yr-$76,740/yr DOQE plus exceptional benefits package

Job Classification

Job Category:Police

Job Description

Job description:
Patrols 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 if 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.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
High school diploma or equvalent. Must have a current T.C.L.E.O.S.E license. A minimum of 30 hours of college from an accredited college or univeristy 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.
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