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Job title: Police Officer (Recruit)
Job location: Allen, TX 75013 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 02/20/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation:

Job Classification


Job Category:Police

Job Description


Job description:
ALLEN POLICE DEPARTMENT- POLICE TESTING

The Allen Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer (Recruit). Individuals who meet the minimum qualifications listed below are invited to submit an on-line employment application. Applications must be submitted no later than 5p.m. CST on Friday, February 22, 2013.

Essential Functions:

The information listed below is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.

Performs a variety of duties in the enforcement of laws, the protection of persons and property, and the prevention of crimes; performs specialized police work for assigned area of responsibilities.

Promotes a secure environment by patrolling, in car, by foot and on bike, the City and assigned districts, deterring crime by presence, assisting in high risk situations, providing special surveillance operations, taking reports, operating Police equipment, enforcing State and local laws and City ordinances, subduing combative or uncooperative citizens, making lawful arrests and keeping the peace on civil scenes.

Enforces traffic laws by patrolling roadways, responding to calls from Dispatch Center, observing violations and making traffic stops, searching vehicles when probable cause is found, issuing citations or verbal warnings and filing reports.

Reports on motor vehicle accidents by responding to accidents, clearing the road way, interviewing involved parties, observing and recording evidence at the scene, interpreting and drawing conclusions from evidence, making an overall assessment of the incident, taking appropriate actions, issuing citations and filing reports.

Investigates crimes by responding to calls for service, interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects, gathering and documenting evidence, submitting evidence, filing reports, issuing citations, taking suspects into custody, and filing charges through the District Attorney’s office.

Maintains positive community relations by answering citizens’ questions and providing various other forms of civic service and assistance for citizens, by surveying the public to evaluate problem areas and specific needs and questioning citizens for their opinions on Police matters.

Job Requirements


Education, training, experience:
Education
High School diploma or GED

Certification and Other Requirements
Must posses a current and valid Driver's License and/or be able to obtain a Texas Driver's License prior to employment, Must be at least 21 years of age
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