City of Watauga

Fort Worth , TX
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Police Officer or Police Recruit

City of Watauga
Fort Worth, TX Full-time
Posted on April 13, 2019

Job Title: Police Officer (Watauga Police Department Entrance Exam)

Salary:$55,748.00 - $72,738.00 Annually

Job Type: Full TimeLocation:7101 Whitley Road, Watauga, TX 76148

Department:Police Department

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform crime prevention and detection activities enforcing federal, state and local laws, preserving peace and protecting property and lives.
  • Work involves responsibility for rapid and efficient performance of law enforcement specialized duties under normal and emergency conditions, and may involve threats to personal safety and/or life. 
  • Respond to emergency calls to protect lives and property often times involving criminal activities.
  • Patrol assigned area to prevent and detect criminal activities normally operating a City vehicle.
  • Initiate applicable investigation techniques to develop and prosecute criminals under each offense.
  • Document investigative actions, interviews, interrogations, subpoena procurement; written statements; affidavits for evidentiary warrants and arrest warrants; evidence collection; identification, location and apprehension of perpetrator and property recovery.
  • Investigate non-criminal actions such as missing persons, found property, etc.
  • Conduct specialized undercover investigations as assigned.
  • Apprehend suspected criminals as situation dictates.
  • Prepare activity reports detailing patrol/investigation occurrences and submit reports to superiors for review.
  • Enforce traffic laws through patrol and issuance of citations.
  • Investigate and prepare crime/traffic reports on criminal activities and traffic accidents.
  • Maintains familiarity with maps and related road networks within the City's area and within those areas with Mutual Aid Response Agreements.
  • Participate in all scheduled and assigned training classes.
  • Participate in Police Department crime prevention and education programs and activities.
  • Communicate among assigned personnel, other employees throughout the city, upper management and the general public as necessitated by the position.
  • Maintain vehicles and equipment.
  • Allow for self-availability in order to work all shifts.
  • Perform other job-related duties consistent with assigned division responsibilities.
  • May perform other assignments and handle special projects as required.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be 21 years of age and have not reached the age of 51 before the date of hire.  Applicant must hold a valid Texas Driver's License.
  • Applicant must be a  U.S. Citizen.
  • Applicant must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Applicant must be able to read and write the English language.   
  • Applicants who are hired as recruits will be required to attend and successfully pass the Police Academy are subject to an eighteen (18) month probation period.