Mabank Police Department
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Full Time Police Officer  



The Mabank Police Department is accepting applications to test for one (1) Police Officer position. Applicants are required to have TCLOSE certification. Employee health insurance and retirement benefits are available. Patrol hours will be as assigned by the Police Chief, minimum 40 hours per week. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  



Essential Duties: 
Works on assigned shift performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation control 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 incidents. 

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 emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, and other crimes. Takes appropriate law enforcement action. 

Interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers. Preserves evidence. Arrests violators. Investigates and renders assistance at 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 offenders. 

Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings. 

Prepares a variety of detailed and complex reports and records. 

Undertakes community oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention, drug abuse resistance education, traffic safety, etc. 

Trains new police officers in accordance with State law and Department policy. 

Preserves the peace and enforces the law; prevents, detects and investigates misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations and otherwise serves and protects. 

Maintains communication and coordination with other law enforcement agencies regarding the location of wanted persons and service of their warrants. 

Investigates criminal offense cases. 

Is responsible for locating and interviewing victims, suspects and witnesses. 

Transports suspects to jail and juvenile probation office. Processes evidence from crime scenes, and interview witnesses, suspects, and victims. 

Attends autopsies as assigned or required.

Assists with collecting/processing evidence or sketching scene at major crimes. 

Obtains court orders as required. 

Conducts surveillance operations as required. 

Conducts special investigations as assigned by supervisors. 

Develops leads and tips. 

Searches scene of crimes for clues. 

Analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders. 

Searches prisoners. 


Provides information to victims/survivors on referrals and police report-investigation status. 

Maintains communication and availability, by phone, pager, or radio, for emergencies. 

Responsible for preparation of various lesson plans, memos, letters and reports. 

Conducts classes and labs, gives speeches and presentations to students and public meetings. 

Counsels students that have questions concerning the law or have family problems. 

Gathers and disseminates information and intelligence. 

Responsible for conducting background investigations. 

Assists other agencies and divisions of this department in executing search or arrest warrants or surveillance of a location. 

Participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the City limits, obtaining evidence 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. 

Perform other duties as assigned. 

Maintains departmental equipment, supplies and facilities.


Required Minimum Qualifications: 

U.S. Citizen 
High School Diploma or GED 
Must be 21 years or older at the time of employment
Possess a valid Texas Driver’s license 
Currently TCLEOSE certified with two years experience as Peace Officer in the State of Texas
Must be of good moral character
Able to read and write English
Must be mentally and physically fit
Must pass a psychological exam and drug screen
Must pass a written exam and physical agility test


Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of employment, a valid Texas Driver's License; ability to meet Department's physical standards; TCLEOSE License. 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED 
Police car, police radio, radar, handgun and other weapons as required, handcuffs, intoxilyzer, pager, first aid equipment, and safety equipment. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee are frequently required to sit and talk clearly or hear well. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, true color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 



Testing consists of written exam and physical agility. Successful applicants must submit to an extensive background investigation.





How to Apply 

Download and print an application or pick one up from the Mabank Police Department at City Hall. Resumes may be attached to the application but are not accepted in lieu of the official application form.