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DT Police Department
Supervises patrol officers, sergeant officers, and other staff in performing a variety of routine and complex public safety work in the performance and administration of police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, and related law enforcement activities and the scheduling and coordination of shift change. Responsible for shift operations of law enforcement concern.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Reviews a variety of police related reports prepared by subordinate officers or others
• Evaluates officers’ arrests based on circumstances and evidence to determine whether subject will be detained or placed in jail
• Makes day-to-day police assignments as required by the needs of the service.
Makes plans about individual tactical matters such as equipment to be used for particular operations or the detailed plans needed for an investigation
• Develops new approaches to investigate problems
• Advises supervisors on deployment of personnel during emergency responses
• Maintains contact with police personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provide general information about Department activities
• Maintains contact with general public, court officials, and other City officials in the performance of police activities, as assigned
• Conducts periodic performance evaluation and planning sessions for assigned personnel and counsels assigned personnel on job performance and disciplinary matters
• Participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the college limits, obtaining evidence and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in court, and related activities
• Works a uniformed shift in the performance of security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct
• Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, City and College laws and ordinances
• Patrols City streets, parks, and commercial areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations’ and to otherwise serve and protect
• Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc.
• Takes appropriate law enforcement action
• Interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers; preserves evidence; arrests violators; investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents; summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles; takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene; conducts follow up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift; seeks out and questions victim, witnesses and suspects, develops leads and tips, searches scene of crimes for clues, analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders
• Prepares case for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings
• Prepares a variety of reports and records including officer’s Daily Log, reports of investigation, field interrogation report, alcohol reports, influence reports, breathalyzer check list, bad check form, vehicle impoundment form, traffic hazard report, etc.
• Assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention, drug resistance, traffic safety, etc.
• Coordinates and supervises the training, assignment, development of subordinate police officers
• Assists with scheduling duty shifts and assignments
• Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
• Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through Tarrant County College ( TCC )
• Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College
• Supports the mission, values and 3 goals and 8 principles of the College
The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures
• HS/ GED and successful completion of police academy, TCOLE exam and TCC Police Department Field Training Program
• At least two (2) years community college or vocational school training in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or related field
• Five (5) years work experience as a fully commissioned police officer
• Advanced Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
• Must have completed 24 hour supervisor course from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
• Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid TX Driver’s License without record of suspension or revocation in any state
• Must pass a psychologist administered fitness for duty examination
• Must pass State Certification Exam
• Experience working with computerized systems
• Applicants must be at least 21 years old and a United States citizen able to speak, read and write the English language; possess good character with a stable employment history
Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures
• Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business Management or related field from a regionally accredited college or university
• Three (3) years of experience working in a campus law enforcement environment
• Experience working with computerized systems
• Demonstrated experience or capability for training and administration
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
• Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; and to follow verbal and written instructions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
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- Cover Letter
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