The Police Officer in Training is responsible for the public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations. Follows a career path leading to specialization in Police Patrol and the opportunity to promote to Police Officer.
Required Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience. 45 college credit hours from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience. College credit hours are defined as semester hour credit earned while enrolled and completed at an accredited college or university on a certified transcript from the original crediting higher education institution. Workforce education credits do not fulfill this requirement. (Each year of continuous experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer in the state of Texas and/or each year of active duty in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces may be substituted for ten (10) college credit hours. A maximum of 30 college credit hours may be substituted. A minimum of 15 college credit hours from an accredited college or university is required.)
Two years of full-time employment experience (a baccalaureate or higher degree may substitute for two years of full-time employment experience).
Required Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:
Certified as a Police Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
Must have a State of Texas class 'C' vehicle operator's license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Ability to communicate effectively with all segments of the campus population.
Ability to function under adverse and stressful conditions.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Meet minimum licensing standard requirements as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
Must be in excellent physical health and stamina.
May be required to work weekends, holidays and hours other than Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
May require out of town travel.
Successful completion of field training program.
Applicant must pass an entrance exam to be considered for employment.
Applicant must successfully pass psychological evaluation, physical examination, and complete background investigation to include but not limited to driving history, criminal background, and credit history.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Previous experience in a college or university environment and experience dealing with the public.
Salary: $21.14 per hour.
Observes and assists qualified police officers in the performance of routine police activities.
Studies and becomes familiar with Texas A&M University and University Police Department policies and procedures.
Learns layout of Texas A&M University campus including buildings, streets, major departments, etc.
Becomes proficient in the use of police vehicles and equipment, which requires operating a vehicle.
Notification to Applicants:
The elements of the selection process are: online application, Personal History Statement, initial interview, written exam, records check, background investigation, polygraph exam, oral interview, Chiefâ™s panel, medical exam, drug screen, psychological exam, fingerprint check, and final selection. The expected duration of the selection process is 90-120 days. Applicants that are not selected for hire may re-apply for the next available posted position. Qualified applicants will be emailed further instructions and a Personal History Statement to complete prior to testing. Applicants will be notified of the testing date once this posting is closed and a testing date is scheduled. If you have any questions, please contact Lieutenant Allan Baron,
Internal Number: R-015337
About Texas A&M University
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