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

Police Officer

$28.82 - $31.49 Hourly
Law Enforcement

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.

1. Personal History Statement, which can be downloaded here: (Download PDF reader)
2. Email the completed Personal History Statement to: by June 19, 2020 in order to be considered for testing.

--This job posting is set to close June 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM CT
--The tentative testing date will be June 24, 2020. Please plan to be in the Round Rock area around that time. Testing time and location will be sent to those with approved Personal History Statements.

Examples of Duties
Patrol 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 G.E.D. equivalent.

Thirty (30) college credit hours from an accredited college or university, or two (2) years full-time law enforcement experience, or two (2) years active duty time in the U.S. Armed Forces, or three (3) years of full-time basic jailer experience.

Certificates and Licenses Required
Valid Texas Driver's License or ability to obtain prior to employment.

Must possess a TCOLE certification by the time of appointment, be a certified Police Officer out-of-state, a Federal Law Enforcement Officer or currently enrolled in a Police Academy in the state of Texas.


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.