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Police Recruitment : Job Details

POLICE OFFICER

Police Force:City of Houston
Location:Houston, Texas
Salary:$32,664.00 Annually
Job Title:POLICE OFFICER
Salary:$32,664.00 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:Houston, Texas
Department:Police Classified

To complete the mandatory forms to apply go to: www.hpdcareer.com


PN# 08507 POLICE OFFICER

Salary: $32,664.00 MINIMUM YEARLY COMPENSATION

HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
*TRAINING ACADEMY/ PATROL
*17000 ALDINE-WESTFIELD
*Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Accepted candidates will receive 26 weeks of intense classroom instruction and testing acquiring a working knowledge of the Texas Penal Code, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Transportation Code, Texas Family Code, rules and regulations of the police department and municipal ordinances of the City of Houston. Candidates will receive training in various law enforcement activities such as self-defense, crime scenes, weapon use, and pursuit driving. Successful graduates will be temporarily assigned to a patrol station for further training and evaluation. Candidates who pass all phases of the evaluation process will be expected to enforce federal, state, and local laws. Some of the essential patrol functions are answering citizen's calls, settling disputes, report writing, accident investigations, handling public disorder complaints, responding to alarms, making arrests, searching for suspects, gathering evidence, taking statements, securing property, and providing testimony in court.

WORKING CONDITIONS
During the academy, candidates will spend a majority of their time in a classroom setting. Physical exercising and testing will occur outside and inside of the academy building during hot and cold days. Candidates will be subject to stressful situations during various learning and training exercises.

As a patrol officer, officers will most likely spend a majority of their day in a patrol car sitting for long hours at a time. Officers may be required to work shift-work (evening and night shift) and conduct patrol duties by foot or bicycle. Officers will be subject to the conditions of the weather (hot, cold, raining, etc.) Officers may be subject to dangerous and stressful situations on a daily basis.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIREMENTS
?¢Must have one of the following three qualifications:

1. At least 48 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university with at minimum of a 2.0 grade point average; OR
2. A minimum of two years active duty in the United States armed forces and received an honorable discharge; OR
3. At least five years of full-time employment as a peace officer licensed by TCLEOSE or an equivalent licensing entity in another state.

?¢Must be between the ages of 20 ½ -44 years of age. (Applicants must be 21 prior to the oath of office and must not turn 45 prior to oath of office.)
?¢Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the United States for a period of time sufficient to conduct a comprehensive background investigation. Consideration given for military assignments and students who were full-time residents at college.

?¢Must pass a Physical Agility Test.
?¢Must pass a Reading Comprehension Test

?¢Must have a valid driver license and proof of liability insurance.

?¢Must have a driving record that reflects prudence and maturity.

?¢Must not have ever been convicted of or received community supervision for a Felony or a Class A Misdemeanor.

?¢Must not have been convicted of or received community supervision for a Class B Misdemeanor within the past 10 years.

?¢Former military personnel must not have been convicted of any court-martial higher than a summary.

?¢Must have a stable credit history, family background, and employment background.
PREFERENCES:
NONE
GENERAL INFORMATION:
GENERAL INFORMATION
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED

Physical Agility Test
Reading Comprehension Test

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION
Yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and is subject to drug testing for promotions and certain assignments.

SALARY INFORMATION
Minimum Yearly Compensation
Cadet/Probationary Officer $31,965
Police Officer $42,126-$66,017
Sr. Police Officer $66,828-$71,957
Sergeant $68,571-$85,212
Lieutenant $79,467-$94,224
Captain $92,536-$106,254
Assistant Chief $130,753 - $137,016
Executive Assistant Chief $152,940 - $160,185

NOTE:
* Minimum salary includes guaranteed base/longevity/training and equipment pay.
*Average yearly compensation does not include overtime.
* Minimum salary does not include educational pay listed below.

Step raises every year for the first three years and seven step raises in the first ten years.

OUTSTANDING EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE PAY
Bachelor's Degree $3,640 per year
Master's Degree $6,240 per year
Doctorate Degree $8,840 per year

Department also reimburses police officers for cost of additional eligible college hours.

GENEROUS BENEFIT PACKAGE
*After the first year of employment, officers may accrue 35 paid days off and increase to 60 paid days off per year plus 11 paid holidays.
*Excellent, affordable health insurance subsidized by City of Houston. Also includes vision screening and optional dental insurance.
*Defined Benefit Pension Plan with early retirement options
*Multiple Supplemental Retirement Plans
*Various Deferred Compensation plans available.

PROMOTIONAL AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Promotional opportunities abound for all ranks.
HPD ranks are as follows:
Sergeant
Lieutenant
Captain
Assistant Chief
Executive Assistant Chief
The Houston Police Department also offers numerous and varied job assignments, such as SWAT, Investigative First Responder (IFR), Helicopters, K-9, Narcotics, Criminal Investigations and many others.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
?¢ All applicants must apply online at www.houstontx.gov (obtain receipt after submission of online application to give to HPD Recruiting personnel when turning in other documents).
?¢ All applicants must go to www.hpdcareer.com and complete the Personal History Statement, the Physical Agility Test Self-Evaluation Form, and obtain all required documents for submission (list of required documents can be found at www.hpdcareer.com).
?¢ All applicants must submit all required forms and documents in person at the HPD Recruiting Center located at 1219 Milam, Houston, TX 77002.
?¢ Your application is not complete, and no action will be taken until all required forms and documents are reviewed and approved.
For more information, call the HPD Recruiting Unit at 1-800-252-0473 or 713-308-1300.


APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
www.houstontx.gov

ONLINE AND IN PERSON SUBMISSION REQUIRED,
Houston Police Department
Recruiting Center
1219 Milam
Houston, TX 77002

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Site link:For the full job application please click here. Job ID:33717

 

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