Police Officer
City of Rowlett - Rowlett, TX

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We are currently accepting applications for sworn and non-sworn officers. The written and physical agility test will take place on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Rowlett Community Centre. You will be contacted by email and invited to test if you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in this job posting and pass the initial pre-screening.

Please monitor your email inbox, spam filter and junk email for important emails from the City of Rowlett regarding this recruitment process. We will contact you at the email address you provided on your application. Emails will come from info@governmentjobs.com.

Starting Academy Trainee Salary: $49,192.00

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Under the supervision of a Patrol Supervisor, patrols the City to enforce law and order; responds to dispatch calls and performs special assignments to protect life and property.

Essential Job Functions:
Responds to police calls from dispatcher such as: house or business burglary, auto thefts, auto accidents, criminal mischief, alarms, domestic violence, assistance to elderly or disabled persons who have accidents in the home; drives to the scene; provides protection or assistance or apprehends suspects.

Writes police reports when offenses occur which necessitates documentation; adheres to proper police procedures.

Patrols City streets, alleys and roads when not on an assigned call (drive-bys and foot patrols); patrols buildings or homes for burglars; issues traffic citations; serves warrants; assists citizens, for example, by changing tires or giving directions.

Attends shift briefings; obtains assignments and equipment; compiles reports; appears in Court for testimony; communicates with other officers, detectives, district attorney's office about cases; serves as court bailiff; transfers prisoners to and from other agencies; wash/vacuum vehicle.

Works in the office and/or Police Building as required to perform jail duties when a detention officer is not on duty. Assists the Communications Section when required.

Performs related duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
Must be at least 21 years of age and possess one of the following:

High school diploma, or
GED with at least 12 semester hours from a regionally accredited college or university with a "C" or average or better, or
TCLEOSE Certified, or
TCLEOSE certifiable (has taken and passed TCLEOSE Basic Peace Officer Exam), or
Peace License from another State, or
4 years active (not Reserve) military duty in any branch of the United States Armed Forces and an Honorable Discharge.

Other Requirements:
Valid Texas driver's license. Must have and maintain a good driving record in accordance with the driving standards as established by the City of Rowlett.

Must have security clearance and have no convictions as outlined in Commission Rules. Trainees with no prior experience, or who have not graduated from an accredited academy, are required to successfully complete a selected course of instruction at the Police Academy and must pass the TCLEOSE licensing examination prior to appointment as a Police Officer. All officers must complete a field training program as outlined by departmental policy. Must maintain physical condition necessary to continue performing the essential functions of the job.

Vision 20/200, correctable to 20/20. Must pass a written examination with a passing score of 70+%. Must pass a background investigation, polygraph test, psychological test, oral interview by Interviewing Board, physical exam, and physical agility test.

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