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Police Officer & Cadet

Round Rock, Texas



City of Round Rock

231 E. Main Street

Round Rock, TX 78664

Phone: 512-218-5496

Fax: 512-218-5493





Salary: $23.84 - $27.95/hour

Population: 107,000

Sworn Officers: 180

Application Deadline: 11/13/16





Under general supervision, performs varied law enforcement duties; enforces laws and regulations and apprehends criminals; provides information, advice and assistance to the public in their use of police and other City services; conducts crime investigations; and does related work as required. This is a broad classification with individual positions assigned to specific functional areas; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the department and staffing levels.

Examples of Duties:

  • Patrol City in car, motorcycle, all terrain vehicle, bicycle and any other means of transportation and on foot; answer calls for the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of City, County, and State laws; may conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of reported criminal activity, deaths, and vehicle traffic accidents.

  • Respond to any emergency, utilizing exceptional physical abilities which include but are not limited to high speed driving, pursuing criminals while on foot, carrying injured persons, climbing fences and walls, overcoming physical resistance of uncooperative violent suspects, and directing traffic at emergency scenes, fires, and special events. Most of these requirements occur outside and may be in inclement weather.

  • Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.

  • Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders.

  • Prepare reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and unusual incidents observed.

  • Serve warrants and subpoenas.

  • While on patrol, stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn drivers against unlawful practices; issue citations and make arrests as necessary. Check buildings for physical security. Receive, search, book, fingerprint, and transport prisoners.

  • Administer first aid in emergency situations.

  • Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public.

  • Work unsupervised as a solo unit in responding to emergencies.

  • Work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Perform specialized investigative or detective work as assigned by the Chief of Police.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Training:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D and

  • A minimum of 30 college credit hours from an accredited university or

  • Two years full time law enforcement experience, or

  • Two years active duty time in the U.S. Armed Forces










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