Police Officer - City of Odessa

Status: Full-time position

Location: Odessa, TX

Deadline Date:

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Job Summary: Protects the lives and property of the citizens of the community and provides for their welfare through crime prevention activities and aggressive enforcement of laws and ordinances. Volume of work varies from day to day and hour to hour depending upon the number and type of calls, number and type of offenses observed, number of officers on duty and receipt of any special assignments.

Qualifications: High School Diploma; Or G.E.D. certification; OR proof of completed college degree from an accredited college or university. Higher education level is desirable.

Duties: Patrols assigned area(s) by car and/or on foot to observe and discourage crime. Observes law violations and takes appropriate action.
Initiates and assists with criminal investigations with other Police Department Divisions and law enforcement agencies.
Directs traffic as necessary, issues citations and investigates accidents.
Testifies in court; serves criminal papers; guards and transports prisoners.
Maintains vehicle and personal equipment; makes arrangements for necessary repairs/replacements.
Responds to routine and emergency calls to include disturbances, burglaries, prowlers, suspicious persons, traffic accidents, medical and/or psychological crises etc., and takes appropriate action.
Prepares patrol reports, offense reports, and arrest reports.
Gives advice to citizens concerning laws and ordinances.
Attends in-service and special schools as well as engaging in off-duty study in order to maintain up-to-date knowledge of and skill in law enforcement activities.
Addresses and works with community groups to promote good public relations and to inform citizens of police activities, crime prevention programs and techniques, and safety procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.

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