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SALARY: $60,105.67 /Year

OPENING DATE: 01/07/18

CLOSING DATE: 02/09/18 04:00 PM

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Police Officer Entrance Examination-Febuary 2018

When:  Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time:   9:00 A.M. (CST)
Where: Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
            15515 IH-20 @ Lumley
            Mesquite, Texas 75181

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. (CST)

Only those candidates passing the minimum qualifications and supplemental questions on the online application, will receive an email from the Human Resources Department with further instructions about the deadline date to submit the following required documents:

• Copy of valid Driver License
• Military form: DD214 member 4 copy (if applicable) 5 extra points will be added for those who have served 180 days of active duty, received an honorable discharge and make a passing grade (70 or better) on the written exam.

Written Exam and Physical Agility will be given on Saturday, February 24, 2018

Immediately after the Civil Service exam, those candidates with a passing grade of a 70 or above, will participate in physical agility testing which includes the following:

• 300 meter run (less than 90 seconds)
• Sit-ups (15 in 90 seconds)
• Push-ups (10 in 90 seconds) (knees down for women)
• Vertical jump (greater than 12 inches)

A POLICE QUESTIONNAIRE PACKET WILL BE HANDED OUT AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE WRITTEN EXAM AND THE PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST

OFFICIAL college transcripts in a sealed envelope from the college or university will be required at a later date for candidates having passed both the written and physical agility exams.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform a wide variety of tasks in support of the law enforcement and crime prevention functions; to perform investigative work and other special assignments; and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Police Department.

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SUPERVISION

General supervision is provided by a Police Sergeant. All behaviors comply with the Code of Conduct  and Rules of Behavior outlined in Chapter 8 of the General Government Policies and Procedures Manual.

• Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in city and department attendance policies and procedures.
• Prepare reports on crimes and activities; attend roll call, briefings and administrative meetings.
• Participate in firearms training in order to maintain proficiency; participate in training for and operate other applicable law enforcement equipment and weapons.
• Use departmental computer equipment to input, review and gain records, information and other various data; write reports of arrests, investigations, and other involvement in law enforcement related activities.
• Participate in a variety of law enforcement activities and programs including making arrests of suspects in traffic and criminal offenses, executing search warrants, issuing citations, appearing in court for criminal, civil and other law enforcement related matters, attending roll call meetings; conduct surveillance; apprehend offenders; conduct interviews or interrogations with various persons relevant to investigations, arrests, complaints and other law enforcement matters.
• Interact and work with citizens regarding existing and potential law enforcement and crime prevention problems; preserve good relationships with the general public; continually take an active role in educating the public regarding crime and crime prevention.
• Patrol business and residential areas; respond to alarms; enforce traffic and parking laws and ordinances; respond to and investigate traffic accidents; assist motorists in distress; operate MDC (Mobile Data Computer), speed detection devices, intoxilyzer and other police equipment as appropriate.
• Respond to emergency calls.
• Participate in investigations involving crimes against persons and/or property; secure crime scenes; preserve evidence; direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic; maintain crowd control; interview witnesses, complainants and suspects; initiate and prepare field reports about offenses or crimes.
• Mediate civil and domestic disputes.
• Confiscate and document any illegal, stolen or found property.
• Respond to and assist with emergency medical situations as appropriate; respond to and assist with fires and other disasters or extraordinary events.
• Participate in a variety of technical investigative activities involved in identifying and prosecuting persons responsible for the commission of criminal offenses.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications below that have been established by State of Texas, Chapter 143, Police and Fire Civil Service Regulations.

• Candidates must be not less than 21 years of age or more than 50 years of age.
• Lateral candidates must be not less than 21 years of age or more than 55 years of age.
• Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen (under the provisions of State Civil Service Law).

Education and Experience Requirements 

Candidates must either:

1. possess an associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctorate's degree from an accredited college or university* with a grade point average of 2.0 or greater; or
2. have successfully completed 60 hours of college credit from an accredited college or university* in any subject, provided the calculation of hours successfully completed shall not include any remedial courses or course grades below "C"; or
3. have completed a minimum of 2 years of patrol and/or investigative experience as a full-time commissioned police officer plus successfully completed 30 hours of college credit from an accredited college or university* in any subject, provided the calculation of hours successfully completed shall not include any remedial courses or course grades below "C"; or
4. have completed a minimum of 2 years of active military duty with an honorable discharge plus successfully completed 30 hours of college credit from an accredited college or university* in any subject, provided the calculation of hours successfully completed shall not include any remedial courses or course grades below "C"; or
5. have completed a minimum of 2 years of full-time employment with the City of Mesquite Police Department, in a non-sworn position, plus successfully completed 30 hours of college credit from an accredited college or university* in any subject, provided the calculation of hours successfully completed shall not include any remedial courses or course grades below "C"; or
6. have completed a minimum of 3 years active military duty with an honorable discharge in the United States Armed Forces, the reserve components the United States Armed Forces, the Texas State Guard, or any combination thereof. Must have a High School Diploma or GED.

*An accredited college or university must be accredited by one of the following agencies:

1. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
2. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
3. Middle States Commission on Higher Education
4. New England Association of Colleges and Schools
5. Higher Learning Commission - formerly North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
6. Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
7. Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Coursework from a foreign college or university will also be accepted after being reviewed by an agency that is certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) to determine the course taken, credit received and letter grade earned.

Additional Requirements

• Candidate's vision must be at least 20/70 uncorrected in each eye, correctable to 20/20 in each eye with no color blindness.
• Candidates may not be certified as eligible if audio metric testing shows average hearing loss in their unaided better ear greater than 40 decibels (dB) at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, and 2000 Hz when the audio metric devise is calibrated to ANSI Z24.5.
• Candidates must be mentally alert, have the ability to get along well with others, willing to perform assigned duties and responsibilities, be conscientious and dependable and in excellent physical condition.
• Candidates will be expected to participate in and pass a qualifying physical agility and medical examination, including drug testing.

The following will be disqualifying:

• Any illegal use of a controlled substance other than marijuana.
• Any use of marijuana which exceeds very limited experimentation or any experimentation within one (1) year immediately prior to testing.
• Any felony conviction.

For application and additional details:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1944707-0/police-officer-february-24-2018