Borger Police Department
NOTICE OF JOB OPENING
The Borger Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position:
POLICE OFFICER (2)
Annual Salary Range: $38,416.80 to $44,084.16
Closing Date: 9/25/2017
Works on rotating shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation, detection, and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct; works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance. Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent; carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances; patrols city streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations and to otherwise serve and protect. Responds to the emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action; interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers; preserves evidence; arrests violators; investigates and renders assistance at the scene of vehicular accidents; summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene. Conducts follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift. Seeks out and questions victim, witnesses and suspects; develops leads and tips; searches scene of crimes for clues; analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests of offenders; prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings; prepares a variety of reports and records including officer’s daily Log, reports of investigation, field interrogation report, alcohol reports, influence reports, Breathalyzer check list, bad check form, vehicle inventory form, traffic hazard report, etc. Undertakes community oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention, drug abuse resistance education (DARE), traffic safety, etc; participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the City limits, obtaining evidences and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in court and related activities. Conducts patrol activities including directing traffic, investigation of reported or observed violations of law, and conducting patrol activities. Coordinates activities with other officers or other City departments as needed, exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice from the City Attorney, Court Administrator, and Municipal Prosecutor’s Office regarding cases, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned. Maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provides general information about department activities.
Must be 21 years or older at the time of employment; must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any State; felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years are not allowed; U.S. citizen; must be able to read and write the English language.
BASIC PEACE OFFICER CERTIFICATION IN GOOD STANDING WITH TEXAS COMMISSION ON LAW
ENFORCEMENT REQUIRED BEFORE FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Applicants must pass a comprehensive background investigation.
Contact: Lt. Garrett Spradling