Decatur - Police Officer

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Department Decatur Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$48,000 to $57,412 DOQ
Deadline Dec 31, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Decatur, TX
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Police Officer/Police Cadet

Brief Description of the Police Officer Job:

Perform law enforcement work in order to preserve public peace and protect lives, property and rights of the public and to enforce statutory law and municipal ordinances under the Chief of Police.

Essential Functions for Police Officer:

  1. Enforces laws and ordinances by ticketing traffic law violators, writing citations and offense reports and arresting offenders.
  2. Protects citizens by patrolling businesses and residential areas and looking for suspicious persons or events.
  3. May perform other duties by serving warrants, subpoenas, transporting prisoners, testifying in court, training new recruits, completing computer work, purchasing supplies, investigating crime scenes, collecting evidence.
  4. Documents enforcement and investigation efforts through complete and concise reports, obtains statements from witnesses and confessions from suspects, prepares affidavits and criminal complaints.

Brief Description of the Police Cadet Job:  

Under immediate supervision, this entry-level position receives academic training in the fundamentals of law enforcement. They are assigned to various department operations until entry into the law enforcement academy (Police Academy). Entire responsibility of individual in this job category is to successfully complete the law enforcement academy in order to become a certified Police Officer.

Essential Functions for Police Cadet:

  1. A Police Cadet establishes and maintains contact with both Police Department staff and other law enforcement personnel. Will report to the Training Coordinator when not affectively involved in Police Academy training. Professionally represents the Decatur, TX Police Department as a student of a respective Police Academy.
  2. Attends pre-Academy and Police Academy training activities and receives and demonstrates understanding of classroom and field instruction in report writing, geographical comprehension, and department policies.
  3. Attends a respective Police Academy regularly and arrives on time.  Maintains passing scores as set by the respective Police Academy in all subjects of instruction while attending the Police Academy.
  4. Meets or exceeds minimum physical fitness curriculum before and while attending the respective Police Academy.  Reports deficiency or difficulties in meeting minimum set standards of the Police Academy to the Training Unit in a timely manner.
  5. Performs duties according to the City and departmental safety rules and policies.  Performs all other job related duties as assigned or as become apparent.  Ability to get along with other employees and the public.  Regular attendance is required.


Education and Experience Requirements for Police Officer: High school diploma or equivalency. Peace Officer license required. Valid Texas Operator Driver’s License required. TLETS certification preferred. Education and Experience Requirements for Police Cadet: High School diploma or equivalent. Must be 21 years of age at the time of the completion of the academy.

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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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