Police Officer
Town of Pantego Police Department - Pantego, TX

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Conducts routine patrol in designated areas by vehicle and on foot; establishes open communications and the presence of law enforcement within the community.

Responds to calls for police service and takes action upon observing a circumstance or situation requiring police attention.

Interviews witnesses, victims, suspects, and arrested persons to obtain pertinent information concerning accidents/crimes.

Responds to burglary and fire alarms, and robbery in progress calls, and performs security checks of buildings and homes.

Provides emergency first aid; assists emergency medical and fire personnel as needed.

Conducts crime scene investigations, i.e., identifies and collects crucial evidence to be secured for processing; handles evidence in a manner to protect chain of custody.

Enforces state and local traffic laws to ensure safety; investigates motor vehicle accidents; protects lives and property at motor vehicle accident scenes.

Identifies and issues citations to violators of misdemeanor offenses.

Enforces laws and apprehends misdemeanor and felony violators and fugitives; arrests and transports persons found to have committed a criminal act.

Testifies in courtroom proceedings.

Performs report and record maintenance duties, i.e., offense reports, crime reports, statements, arrest reports, warrants, mileage sheets, impound records, fingerprint cards.

Attends in-service training to maintain current knowledge of changes in laws, new methods of enforcement, and other trends and developments in law enforcement.

Jailer duties, including feeding, booking, arraigning, and releasing arrested persons.

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.


While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

May be assigned to a primary functional area, such as community services, with secondary patrol responsibilities, whereby incumbent conducts community crime prevention meetings, law enforcement training, and related community service programs.

May provide language translation or interpretation as related to essential job functions.

May be assigned to a specific functional area.

Cleans and maintains assigned vehicle and work areas.

Assists with animal control issues.

Performs related duties as required.

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