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Police Officer I

companyCity of Falfurrias
locationFalfurrias, TX 78355, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Salary: $20-21 Hourly

A POLICE OFFICER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRIME, ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS, AND PROTECTION OF CITIZENS IN THE CITY OF FALFURRIAS COMMUNITY. POLICE OFFICERS MUST POSSESS A VALID TCOLE PEACE OFFICER PROFICIENCY AND MAINTAIN KNOWLEDGE OF LAWS, REGULATIONS, POLICE METHODS, PROCEDURES, AND TECHNIQUES NEEDED TO ENFORCE THE LAW AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Protects citizens by preventing crime, enforcing laws, apprehending suspects, and monitoring traffic.
• Prevents crime by explaining and enforcing applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; teaching preventive, protective, and defensive tactics; mediating disputes; patrolling assigned area; responding to notices of disturbances; conducting searches; observing suspicious activities; and detaining suspects.
• Apprehends suspects by responding to complaints and calls for help, observing violations, and making arrests.
• Conducts criminal investigations by gathering evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, and interrogating suspects.
• Documents observations and actions by radioing information and completing reports.
• Reports observations and actions by testifying in court.
• Fulfills court orders by serving warrants and commitments.
• Maintains safe traffic conditions by monitoring and directing traffic, enforcing laws and ordinances, investigating accidents, providing escort, and reporting unsafe streets and facilities.
• Minimizes personal injury by rescuing and reviving victims and radioing for medical assistance.
• Maintains operations by following department policies and procedures and recommending changes.
• Ensures operation of equipment by practicing responsible use, completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, notifying supervisor of needed repairs, and evaluating new equipment and techniques

• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by studying applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; practicing skills; and participating in professional societies.
• Participating in community activities and public presentations.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
• Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
• Must hold at least a Basic Police Officer License.
• Valid Texas Driver’s License, Class “C”, with an acceptable driving record.
• At least 1 year of contiguous experience with Falfurrias Police Department, subject to satisfactory performance evaluation, for Police Officer II.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
• Ability to communicate effectively with others.
• Ability to correctly prioritize workload.
• Ability to provide excellent customer service to citizens.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and data entry software.
• Working knowledge of laws, regulations, police methods, procedures, and techniques.
• Strong critical thinking skills.
• Ability to solve complex problems.
• Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
• Conflict resolution and decision-making skills.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
• Frequent standing, exertion, lifting, walking, and running.
• Maintain emotional control under stress, occasional prolonged or irregular hours.
• All essential positions are subject to recall during emergencies.

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