City of Shoreacres
City of Shoreacres
Job Title: Police Officer
Department: Police Department
Reports To: Chief of Police
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Prepared By: Randy French, Chief of Police
Prepared Date: 01/30/14
Approved By: David K. Stall, CFM, City Administrator
Approved Date: 05/07/14
Patrols assigned beat in patrol car or on bicycle to control traffic, prevent crime or disturbance of peace, and arrest violators by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Familiarizes self with beat and with persons living in area.
Answers calls for service from Police Dispatch office.
Notes suspicious persons and establishments and reports to superior officer.
Completes and maintains various records to book and process prisoners.
Prepares reports to document arrest information such as name, address, charge, and arresting officer and seals and records personal property of prisoner.
Reports dangers in streets such as holes, obstructions, high water, or leaking mains by making inspection tours of the City.
Fingerprints and searches prisoners.
Disperses unruly crowds at public gatherings.
Renders first aid at accidents and investigates causes and results of accident.
Directs and reroutes traffic around fire or other disruption.
Warns or arrests persons violating City Ordinances.
Issues tickets to traffic violators.
Writes and files daily activity report with superior officer.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Minimum requirements include high school diploma or GED. Must hold a minimum of an intermediate certificate by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Able to speak the English language fluently.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES Reasoning ability and common sense.
Ability to respond regularly and promptly to work during regular business hours; skill in effectively planning work activities and utilizing resources; and ability to deal tactfully with the sometimes hostile public.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Must have a valid class “C” or higher Texas Driver’s License w/good driving record. Knowledge and appropriate certification to perform the essential functions of the job and firearm qualified. Ability and desire for continued personal and professional development to achieve higher levels of certification.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Mobility such as sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending, vision, hearing, talking, writing, pushing, reaching above shoulder level, and lifting up to 50 lbs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT Sometimes a frequent change of tasks. Work is performed in all weather conditions; the work atmosphere demands multiple duties and involves maintaining open lines of communication and working closely with others as part of a team.
COMMENTS Applicant selected for hire shall be able to pass drug and alcohol screen testing and medical examination.
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The City may consider all related education and/or experience in determining the applicant's minimum qualifications and starting salary.
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