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Application Process, Requirements, and Disqualifiers for Police Officer and Cadet:

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Sworn In Job Openings

Police Cadet

$27.44 Hourly
Training Division

Due Date: 3/10/2023 11:59 PM Central

--Attend the Round Rock Police Department Training Academy and successfully complete the academy curriculum for Texas Basic Peace Officer; successfully complete the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement licensing examination and obtain a Basic Peace Officer certification.
--Must meet all legal requirements for future licensing and certification as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
--Must pass all phases of the selection process, including a comprehensive background investigation and the physical performance test.
--Applicants offered employment must pass a drug screening test, and psychological, and medical assessments.

*** Date of the written exam is Thursday, March 23, 2023 ***

Examples of Duties:
--Position requires comprehensive study of State laws, police procedures, and all aspects of the law enforcement function, in preparation for becoming a certified peace officer.
--Position requires continued daily attendance at the law enforcement training academy, successful completion of written tests, participation in physical fitness-related activities as required by training academy and completing academic requirements to obtain the Basic Peace Officer certificate.
--Position also includes assisting department personnel in performing a variety of law enforcement and crime prevention tasks

Experience and Training:
--Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
--By the date of the entrance examination, you must be at least 20 years and 6 months of age.
--Must be a U.S. citizen.
--Must have 30 college credit hours OR 2 years prior military service OR 2 years of full-time basic jailer experience OR 2 years of full-time employment as a non-sworn member of the Round Rock Police Department.

Certificates and Licenses Required:
--Must be able to complete the Basic Peace Officer curriculum at a regional law enforcement training academy and pass the TCOLE licensing examination to become a certified peace officer. 
--Must possess, or have the ability to obtain prior to employment, a valid Texas Driver License and have a driving record that meets current City auto liability insurance requirements.

Application Process:
--Step 1: Qualified applicants will submit an employment application via NEOGOV.
--Step 2: After submitting an employment application, applicants will submit a Personal History Statement from the attached link City of Round Rock Personal History Statement and email it to no later than Friday, March 10, 2023. Please make sure to download the document using Adobe Reader to enable all interactive form fields.
--Step 3: Upon initial review of the employment application and Personal History Statement, qualifying applicants will be invited to take the written exam on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Some applicants will interview on the same day as the written exam. Please dress accordingly.
--Step 4: Applicants who successfully pass the written exam will be invited to a Preliminary Board Interview. Passing applicants will be required to submit all required background documents as listed on the Personal History Statement immediately after their interview.

Please review the following website for further details on the Police Cadet hiring process: City of Round Rock Police Cadet Hiring Process

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Police Officer - Lateral

$67,286.40 - $81,244.80 Annually
Law Enforcement

Closing: 3/5/2023 11:59 PM Central

Under general supervision, performs varied law enforcement duties: enforces laws and regulations and apprehends criminals: provides information, advice, and assistance to the public in their use of police and other city services; conducts crime investigations; and does related work as required. This is a broad classification with individual positions assigned to specific functional areas; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the department and staffing levels.

Out-of-State applicants eligible for TCOLE certification will attend a Supplemental Peace Officer Course administered at the Public Safety Training Center; study provided materials on the topics of Code of Criminal Procedure, Penal Code, Traffic, Alcoholic Beverage Code, Health and Safety Code, Family Code, Family Violence and Related Assaultive Offenses and other job-related topics; utilize practice tests to prepare for TCOLE test; prepare for the Advanced Officers Academy with physical exercise.

Examples of Duties:
--Patrol the city in car, motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, bicycle and any other means of transportation and on foot; answer calls for the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of City, County, and State laws; may conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of reported criminal activity, deaths, and vehicle traffic accidents.
--Respond to any emergency, utilizing exceptional physical abilities which include but are not limited to high speed driving, pursuing criminals while on foot, carrying injured persons, climbing fences and walls, overcoming physical resistance of uncooperative violent suspects, and directing traffic at emergency scenes, fires, and special events. Most of these requirements occur outside and may be in inclement weather.
--Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.
--Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders.
--Prepare reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and unusual incidents observed.
--Serve warrants and subpoenas.
--While on patrol, stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn drivers against unlawful practices, issue citations and make arrests as necessary. Check buildings for physical security. Receive, search, book, fingerprint, and transport prisoners.
--Administer first aid in emergency situations.
--Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public.
--Work unsupervised as a solo unit in responding to emergencies.
--Work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
--Perform specialized investigative or detective work as assigned by the Chief of Police.
--Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Training:
--High school diploma or GED equivalent is required.
--Minimum of 30 college credit hours from an accredited university OR two years full time law enforcement experience OR two years of active-duty time in the U.S. Armed Forces OR two years of full-time basic jailer experience is required.

Certificates and Licenses Required:
--Possession of, or the ability to obtain prior to employment, a valid Texas driver license.
--Texas Certified peace officers must possess TCOLE certification at the time of application.
--Out-of-State Applicants Only- Applicant must first successfully complete an initial eligibility form, obtain approval from TCOLE and obtain their PID number before applying for this position. 
--Click link for TCOLE information:

Civilian Job Openings

Intern - Police Department

Police Office of the Chief

Closing 3/15/2023 11:59 PM Central

The Summer Student Internship Program with the City of Round Rock is designed to provide an on-the-job opportunity to gain "real world" work experience in a career-related professional workforce environment. This is an administrative internship program.

The intern will have an opportunity to interact with multiple divisions within the department throughout the internship program. During this time the intern will have an over-arching research project assignment that will incorporate some part of their experience with each division. The intern will be able to work on this project during the duration of the internship, including during "down time" throughout their time at the department.

The City of Round Rock provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce.


It is the policy of this Department not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, equal pay, genetic information, or any other manner that violates the law. No artificial barriers shall be intentionally or otherwise created to deny either qualified applicants for employment or current employees of the Department equal employment consideration. Violations of this policy shall be cause for disciplinary action.