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Job title: Police Officer
Job location: McKinney, TX 75070 United States
Requisition code: Job #1314-142
Date posted: 06/09/14
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Full Benefits can be viewed on line at:

Job Classification

Job Category:Police

Job Description

Job description:
*The City of McKinney is now accepting applications for Police Officer*

Application and submittal:
Written Exam Test Date: August 2, 2014; 1:00 p.m.
Physical Ability Test Date: August 2, 2014; Following written exam

All qualified applicants will be notified of the testing details via e-mail and must have a current e-mail address.

Applicants are not eligible to test if they have tested or failed any portion of the hiring process within the previous 6 months or if you do not meet the requirements of the new Tattoo Policy. (See tattoo policy below)

Applications will be accepted until July 25th, 2014.

Personal history statements will be distributed following successful completion of the written exam and physical ability test.

The Police Officer position performs a wide variety of police and law enforcement activities. This includes providing public protection services on a routine basis; arbitrating disputes; protecting and recovering property; and patrolling the City of McKinney to prevent, detect and investigate criminal violations of federal, state and local laws.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
High school diploma or GED AND one of the following three requirements:

Thirty (30) hours of college education from an accredited university or college with a 2.0 or higher overall grade point average (GPA);

Two (2) years experience of active U.S. military service with an Honorable Discharge

Two (2) years of full-time law enforcement service in the United States as a Police Officer, Jailer, Dispatcher or Corrections Officer.
Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

Possess a Basic Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officer (TCOLE) OR have the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.
Possess a valid Texas Class “C” driver’s license.
Be a U.S. Citizen at time of application.
Be 21 years of age at time of entrance exam.
Be able to work various shifts including nights, holidays and weekends.
Pass a physical examination and drug screen.

Physical exam includes a vision and hearing test. Applicants must pass the hearing test and vision must be correctable to 20/20 with normal color vision.
Meet all legal requirements for future licensing and certification required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). For a complete list of the state's licensing requirements please visit TCOLE at

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