City of Lewisville, TX
Description Enforces federal and state laws and local ordinances. Performs a variety of duties relative to assigned area of responsibility such as identifying and apprehending criminal violators; ensuring the free flow of traffic; executing warrants of arrest and assisting in serving warrants; presenting crime prevention programs. Performance is evaluated through observation, oral and written reports, and by results obtained. GENERAL INFORMATION The selection process for Police Officer consists of several steps and is intended to produce the most current list of candidates who are qualified to become Lewisville Police Officers. The City of Lewisville does not fall under State Civil Service Law. The starting annual salary for Police Officer is $63,113 increasing to $65,615 after completion of the Field Training Program. The top of range salary for a police officer is $79,737. The following requirements MUST be met to be considered for the lateral transfer program for Police Officer: Must have one-year continuous service as a paid, full-time certified peace officer with a municipal law enforcement agency with a population over 50,000 or work for a law enforcement entity\/ that employs over 100 sworn police officers who perform comparable law enforcement duties. Must have been in a position where they had the authority to enforce laws, investigate crimes, make arrests, respond to calls for service, carry a firearm, and use discretion as part of their assigned duties. Certified Police Officer applicants are eligible for the lateral police hire program if they have no more than a three-year break in service from the time they left a comparable law enforcement agency and the time they make application with the Lewisville Police Department. Experienced officers must successfully complete each step in the hiring process in the same manner as any other applicant. Applicants certified in another state must obtain TCOLE certification prior to the date of the written test to be eligible for the lateral entry program. A lateral Police Officer is eligible for a starting salary based on his or her whole years of police experience. Service time, for determining the starting salary, can include multiple agencies if breaks in service are less than thirty days and all agencies meet the required criteria. The starting annual salary for Police Officer for lateral entry is: 1 Year of Experience $68,216 2 Years of Experience $70,919 3 Years of Experience $73,772 4 Years of Experience $76,669 5 Years of Experience $79,737 REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES Knowledge of: Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and applicable civil laws. Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures. Ability to: Ability to accept responsibility and account for his\/her actions. Ability to follow instructions, safety practices and standard operating procedures in performing assigned tasks. Ability to be punctual and attend work regularly Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type. Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem. Ability to make critical decisions while following established procedures. Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards. Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace. Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal. Ability to look beyond the standard solution. Ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information. Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively in a team environment and to be responsible for making decisions. Ability to effectively present information publicly to staff, management and other groups\/organizations. Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work related problems. Ability to use technology to its fullest capabilities. Ability to overcome violent resistance and apprehend and arrest law violators. Skills Skill in use of personal computer including Microsoft Office, Open Office or similar word processing programs, e-mail and the internet. Skill in vehicle operation. Skill in use of firearms. Requirements Education High School Diploma or GED or 2 years of active duty military service with an honorable discharge. Experience Law enforcement or related experience preferred. TCOLE License preferred. The City provides a full complement of benefits: TMRS, 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan with a City match of 3.76% to a 401(a) Plan, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance, three weeks paid vacation, fifteen days paid sick leave, and nine paid holidays. Officers are also eligible for up to $150 a month for education\/certification pay after successful completion of the training program and $50\/month for Spanish bilingual pay. An application MUST be submitted through the City of Lewisville website using the on-line application before taking the written test. ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION ON-LINE, UPON REVIEW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL. IF SELECTED TO TAKE THE WRITTEN TEST, THE EMAIL WILL INCLUDE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCHEDULING YOUR WRITTEN TEST AND A PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT FOR YOU TO COMPLETE AND BRING TO THE WRITTEN TEST. WRITTEN TEST DATES (Select one): May 22, 2018 June 11, 2018 July 16, 2018 Test Check-In: 7:00 a.m. \u2013 8:00 a.m. No one will be admitted after 8:00 a.m. PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST: May 22 2018 June 11, 2018 July 16, 2018 Immediately following written exam Testing Address: Jerry R. Galler Public Safety Training Center 701 Sewage Treatment Plant Road L ewisville TX 75057 NOTE: We recommend you wear PT attire & athletic footwear to the written and physical ability tests. We also recommend you that you hydrate the day before and the day of the physical ability test to prevent heat exhaustion. **** Applicants will not be admitted to the Test Site without an official picture ID (driver's license, state-issued ID card, or military ID). **** The following ID's will not be accepted: Employer ID's (including police and sheriff ID's), Student ID's, and other state ID's other than driver's license. **** Any applicant requesting an accommodation for the written examination must submit this request in writing to the Human Resources Director a minimum of five days prior to the examination. PLEASE READ THE POLICE BACKGROUND STANDARDS BELOW https:\/\/sites.google.com\/a\/cityoflewisville.com\/employment\/files\/LPD BACKGROUND STANDARDS -Short version.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of the written entrance examination. Must be a US Citizen. Be fingerprinted and subjected to a search of records to disclose a criminal record. Not be on probation for a criminal offense. Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test and physical exam. Ability to distinguish between red, yellow, and green in order to accurately describe suspects and vehicles and to identify traffic lights and sign colors. Have vision correctable to 20\/20 binocular for all hours of the day including day, evening and night. Must possess a valid State of Texas Drivers License Class \C\ and good driving record as defined by City policy. Ability to successfully pass a validated physical ability test. Ability to pass a background investigation (See attached). Ability to pass post-offer physical, psychological, and drug test. 151 W. Church St. Lewisville, TX 75077 P opulation apx, 100,000 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
City of Lewisville, TX
Website : http://www.cityoflewisville.com
Lewisville, Texas, is a dynamic suburban community in the thriving North Texas region. Home to approximately 100,000 residents. Lewisville is a significant regional employer used by major corporations for both administrative headquarters and warehousing. With its location just minutes from DFW International Airport, and straddling two major highways, Lewisville is perfectly positioned for easy access to the rest of North Texas and the world.