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Under general supervision, provides responsive and courteous police services in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances, generally consisting of routine patrol, interventions, investigations, and traffic regulation duties. Exercises no supervision.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Patrol assigned areas in furtherance of the Police Department Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals.
- Respond to routine and emergency calls for police service in a timely manner, make physical arrests, conduct crash investigations, and engage in proactive enforcement of traffic laws, parking laws, city codes, and other applicable state laws.
- Enhance interaction and communication with the citizens and business representatives by means of increased patrol presence, stop & talks (business checks), and other strategies.
- Complete thorough and accurate reports of offenses, incidents, and traffic crashes in a timely manner.
- Interview and interrogate witnesses and criminal suspects; Take sworn statements and confessions.
- Collect and process physical evidence; accurately document property in accordance to policies and procedures.
- Perform courtesy security checks on residential property when requested by residents who are out-of-town.
- Check doors and windows of business establishments; investigates any suspicious conditions.
- Maintain good working relationships with others and always provide a positive example for others to follow.
- Maintain proficiency in the use of intermediate weapons and firearms; adhere to response to resistance training techniques and policies.
- Mediates and/or negotiates conflicts and disagreements within the community.
- Presents testimony and evidence in civil and/or criminal courts of jurisdiction.
- Assists with city sponsored events including traffic and crowd control.
- Advocates public awareness for crime prevention, neighborhood watch, and other citizen programs.
- Transports prisoners to county jail or other necessary facilities.
- Performs additional duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- High School diploma or GED equivalent.
- Must meet the minimum requirements for licensing as enacted by
- the Texas Commission Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
- Valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License.
- Current and valid Texas Peace Officer License.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances.
- Knowledge and application of the Shavano Park Police Department Mission Statement, Values Statement, Core Values, and Goals/Objectives during the course of duties.
- Knowledge of the rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the Shavano Park Police Department General Manual; knowledge and adherence to all orders issued or authorized by the Chief of Police.
- Knowledge of current and applicable law enforcement techniques and tactical procedures.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively using police communications equipment (radio, mobile data computer).
- Knowledge of records management and crash reporting systems, eCitation system and usage, and video recording systems.
- Ability to perform lifesaving and rescue procedures.
- Ability to safely operate assigned equipment and vehicles during routine and emergency conditions, and within prescribed policies and procedures.
- Ability to ensure a safe working environment by utilizing appropriate equipment in compliance with established policies and procedure.
- Ability to maintain officer safety during calls for service and traffic / pedestrian contacts; exercise control over assigned areas of responsibility.
- Ability to manage calls for service and meet shift objectives utilizing patrol availability time.
- Ability to meet and maintain professional uniform appearance and grooming standards.
- Ability to effectively deal with personal danger which may include exposure to armed/dangerous persons, dangerous animals, communicable diseases, hazards of emergency driving, hazards associated with traffic control, working in and near traffic and natural and man-made disasters.
- Ability to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to recognize dangerous situations; take measures to notify others or abate the situation.
- Ability to maintain mental capacity that allows the capability of exercising sound judgment, problem-solving, and rational thinking while performing essential duties under physical and/or mental stress.
- Ability to evaluate various options and alternatives and choose an appropriate and reasonable course of action.
- Ability to interact and communicate with the citizens and business representatives by increased patrol presence, business checks, and other strategies.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Software, internet applications and other computer and information technology operations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMETS/WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The work environment and physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or dragging objects weighing up to 200 lbs. (200+ in some situations), 10 feet or less; running, jumping and climbing various inclines, elevated surfaces, terrains, and/or obstacles in pursuit of violators of the law; subject to hazardous and potential physical damages inherent in law enforcement work. Extensive travel throughout assigned designated patrol area via foot, auto, motorcycle, bicycle or horse; exposure to emotionally stressful, hostile, dangerous, emergency situations and/or condition; outside working conditions with exposure to extreme weather condition. Walking, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time.
Police officers may be assigned varying shifts and days off as necessary to maintain adequate staffing of shifts. Additionally, police officers may be required to work overtime to meet service demands and/or to maintain operational efficiency. Police officers must be prepared to work any shift, and assume scheduled days off if required. This position is considered as “essential personnel” in accordance to the City of Shavano Park Employee Handbook
Download the City of Shavano Park application - or available at City of Shavano Park City Hall, 900 Saddletree Court, Shavano Park, TX. If you need any additional information, please contact City Secretary / HR Director, Trish Nichols at 210.581.1116 or email@example.com. Please submit complete via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 900 Saddletree Court, Shavano Park, TX 78231.