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

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Certified Police Officer

$67,286.40 - $81,244.80 Annually
Training Division

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
--Patrols the city in car, motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, bicycle and any other means of transportation and on foot; answers 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.
--Responds 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.
--Makes arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gathers and preserves evidence; testifies and presents evidence in court.
--Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders.
--Prepares reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and unusual incidents observed.
--Serves warrants and subpoenas.
--While on patrol, stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warns drivers against unlawful practices, issues citations and makes arrests as necessary. Checks buildings for physical security. Receives, searches, books, fingerprints, and transports prisoners.
--Administers first aid in emergency situations.
--Maintains contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with the general public.
--Works unsupervised as a solo unit in responding to emergencies.
--Works rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
--Performs specialized investigative or detective work as assigned by the Chief of Police.
--Performs 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 OR completed a state-approved Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) and passed the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) licensing exam 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.

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For Lateral Officers that qualify and based on their years of experience, they can start at these pay steps:

4 - 5 Years of experience: Step 2

6 - 7 Years of experience: Step 4

8+ Years of Experience: Step 6

Civilian Job Openings

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.