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Police Cadet

Job Description

TITLE: Police Cadet

JOB CODE: 6339

EFFECTIVE DATE:

FLSA STATUS: NE

EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 8

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 28,440.00
midpoint 36,120.00
maximum 43,800.00

PURPOSE: To attend and satisfactorily complete The University of Texas System Police Academy, qualifying for commissioning as a peace officer of The University of Texas System. Responsible for successfully fulfilling the academic and physical requirements of the Basic Peace Officer Course conducted by The University of Texas System Police Academy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Attends classes and maintains comprehensive notebooks. Completes homework assignments. Participates in the physical training program, firearms training, defensive tactics program and practical problems to demonstrate the following required abilities: necessary strength and agility to subdue and restrain persons resisting arrest including the proper use of handcuffs and other restraining devices; adequate hand, arm and upper body strength and ability to safely operate a handgun and/or should weapon with either hand and qualify with same on a prescribed course; necessary agility and endurance to pursue violators on foot; ability to scale a reasonable barrier or obstruction while in foot pursuit of violators, to include running up and down flights of stairs; ability to remove an injured or unconscious person of reasonable size from an area of danger; ability to safely operate an automobile on a public street or highway without the use of any specialized equipment peculiar only to the operator while utilizing the police radio and emergency equipment such as siren and emergency lights. Actively participates in classroom discussions and groups projects and demonstrates the ability to apply knowledge gained in the Basic Police Officer Course. Complies with established rules and regulations governing The University of Texas System Police Academy. Complies with assignments and instructions given by the Director of Police of the University of Texas System, or by any member of the Academy staff. Complies with policies of respective component institution police departments relating to his or her status and attendance at the Academy. Adheres to The University of Texas System Police Code of Conduct and the Rules and Regulations promulgated by the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System. Performs related duties as required.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Constant supervision is provided by the Academy staff during all phases of the training program. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Supervisory responsibilities are assigned periodically.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: $education

REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: High school diploma or GED and a minimum of sixty (60) semester college hours. An applicant may fulfill this college requirement by substituting one of the following: Thirty (30) semester college hours from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of continuous employment as a police guard, dispatcher, telecommunications operator, or parking controller with a component institution within The University of Texas System or Thirty (30) semester college hours from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of active military service.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: None with required college hours. With high school education only, two (2) years of continuous experience as a police guard, dispatcher, telecommunications operator, or parking controller at a component institution within The University of Texas System immediately preceding application for admission to the Police Academy. With thirty (30) semester college hours, two (2) years of active military service. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: As part of the Basic Peace Officer Course, participants will acquire a knowledge of and skill in the use of firearms, criminal investigation equipment, photographic equipment, radio equipment, alarm systems, restraining devices, keys and locks and emergency vehicle operation. Must meet the proficiency standards as set forth by the Office of the Director of Police for satisfactory completion of The University of Texas System Police Academy Basic Peace Officer Course and pass the license examination administered by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Classroom conditions. Exposure to outside weather conditions during physical training, firearms training and exercises involving practical problems. Some outside training conducted during night hours. Must meet certain prerequisites by the Office of the Director of Police, the Board of Regents and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education concerning age requirements and physical, mental and educational standards. A copy of these prerequisites is available for review at each component police department and in the Office of the Director of Police of The University of Texas System. Must successfully complete a physical agility test that includes running on a flat surface and up and down stairways in a set period of time, scaling a four and one-half foot barrier, jumping four and one-half feet horizontally from a standing start and dragging a one-hundred sixty pound dummy for twelve feet in a continuous movement. Must have a valid Texas driver's license. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.