Lake Dallas - Police Sergeant

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Department Lake Dallas Police Department
Job TitlePolice Sergeant
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Lake Dallas, TX

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Lake Dallas Police Department, TX Police Jobs

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Police Sergeant

Pay Grade: SGT

Revision Date: January 8, 2021

Employment Status: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Experience Required: Five years’ experience as a police officer

Minimum Education Requirements: High school diploma or GED

Department: Police

Direct Supervisor: Police Lieutenant

Supervisory Responsibility: Direct (2); Indirect (6)

Primary Work Location: Field work as a primary first responder and administrative.

Certification: Valid Texas Driver’s License-Class C; Eligible to be licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE); Intermediate TCOLE Certificate or above.

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, employee provides first line supervision and administration of their police department assigned unit, performs crime prevention and law enforcement responsibilities on an assigned shift in patrol, preliminary investigation, follow-up or specialized investigations, and traffic-related duties; performs other related work as required.

Essential Job Functions                                                                                                          

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all the following essential duties:

  • Provides supervision by assigning work activities, monitoring work activities, providing direction and guidance to subordinates, relaying necessary information to oncoming shifts, and investigating possible breeches of policy, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Evaluates police officers by reviewing work performed, offering feedback and developmental advice, evaluating overall performance level and documenting performance.
  • Prepares reports and maintains records of police activities.
  • Reviews reports, work schedules, and duty assignments.
  • Reviews both in-car and body worn camera video for training and adherence to department policy.
  • Assigns and ensures the completion of follow-up activities, as needed.
  • Conducts special projects.
  • Prevent crime by explaining and enforcing applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; mediate disputes; patrol assigned area; respond to calls for service; conduct searches; observe suspicious activities; detain suspects.
  • Answer calls for service, transport arrestees, and conduct proactive patrol of neighborhoods and businesses.
  • Apprehend suspects by responding to complaints and calls for help; observe violations; make arrests.
  • Conduct criminal investigations by gathering evidence; interview victims and witnesses; interrogate suspects.
  • Document observations and actions by radioing information; complete reports.
  • Report observations and actions by testifying in court.
  • Fulfill court orders by serving warrants and commitments.
  • Maintain safe traffic conditions by monitoring and directing traffic; enforce laws and ordinances; investigate accidents; provide escort; report unsafe streets and facilities.
  • Minimize personal injury by rescuing and reviving victims, radio for medical assistance.
  • Maintain operations by following department policies and procedures; recommend changes.
  • Ensure operation of equipment by practicing use; complete preventive maintenance requirements; follow manufacturer's instructions; troubleshoot malfunctions; notify supervisor of needed repairs; evaluate new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by studying applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; attend educational workshops; review professional publications; practice skills.
  • Exhibit excellent oral and verbal communication skills.
  • Practice sound customer service and public relations skills.
  • Assist disabled persons.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s) for Position

An employee in this class must have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities upon application:


  • Working knowledge of the laws of the State of Texas, rules of arrest, search and seizure, and basic patrol operations.


  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and execute job functions efficiently and effectively with little supervision.
  • Take effective action in emergency situations.
  • Must have the ability to plan, organize, coordinate, supervise, control, and evaluate the performance of subordinates in both routine and emergency situations.


  • Cooperate with others, including other employees of the City and the public.
  • Communicate and understand written and oral instructions.
  • Exhibit emotional stability and to perform potentially dangerous law enforcement duties under stress.
  • Handle stressful situations in an effective manner.
  • Demonstrates effective on-site decision-making skills.
  • Provide a positive role model on and off duty.

Employment Requirements and Disqualifiers:

  • 21 years of age.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Has received an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States (if applicable).
  • Has never been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years from the date of the court order.
  • Is not currently charged with any criminal offense for which conviction would be a bar to licensure.
  • Has never been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years.
  • Has never been convicted or placed on community supervision in any court of an offense involving family violence as defined under Chapter 71, Texas Family Code.
  • Is not prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle.
  • Is not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.
  • Has not had a commission license denied by final order or revoked.
  • Is not currently on suspension, or does not have a surrender of license currently in effect.
  • Does not have a history of excessive traffic citations or motor vehicle accidents.
  • External candidates must meet all the other requirements:
    • Has not used marijuana prior to two (2) years of being appointed as a police officer in any jurisdiction.
    • No felony level drug usage.
    • Abuse and/or misuse of legally obtained prescription medication(s) will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be used to disqualify the applicant.

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary for Lake Dallas Police Sergeant is $29.62-$32.02 per hour based on 84-hour pay periods.

City Emergency Services staff benefit package including employee health insurance, TMRS retirement, paid sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, TCOLE certificate pay, and longevity pay.


Beard Policy
Visible Tattoo Policy
Duty Weapon and Other Equipment Issued
Load Bearing Vest Allowed for Patrol

Testing Process:

Applications are located on After submitting a completed application and completed Lake Dallas Police Department Personal History Statement (PHS), qualified applicants will be selected for:

  • Applicant Interview Boards
  • Background Investigation
  • Fingerprinting
  • Polygraph exam
  • Psychological exam
  • Medical exam, which includes a drug screening
  • A final interview will be conducted with the Chief of Police prior to hiring

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.

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