Certified Police Officer

$61,200 - $69,200 yearly
  • Town of Pantego
  • 2600 Miller Lane, Pantego, TX, USA
  • May 30, 2024
Full time Police/Sheriff

Job Description

The Community

Pantego occupies about one square mile in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex – the nation’s fourth-largest metro area. The Town is two miles north of I-20 and bounded on three sides by Arlington. Though our daytime business population is more than 100,000, the residential population is just 2,650. 

Pantego residents appreciate the slower pace of life our small town provides and staff, under the direction of the Mayor and Council, strive to preserve that feeling. 

Still, Town Hall is within ten miles of AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys), Globe Life Field (home of the Texas Rangers), Texas Live!, and Six Flags; or thirty minutes from Fort Worth’s historic Stockyards, downtown Dallas, or the DFW International Airport.

The Department
Pantego Police Department is responsible for the protection of life and property via a comprehensive range of law enforcement services and crime prevention programs. Our department is accredited through the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Best Practices Recognition Program.

Crime prevention and the well-being of residents are our top priorities. We are dedicated to creating a high quality of life for all citizens, business owners, and visitors and strive for service delivery that meets or exceeds the criteria of our core values and mission statement – to effectively and efficiently fulfill the public safety expectation of the citizens of the Town. Divisions include patrol, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, and communications.

COMPENSATION: The salary range for this role is $61,200 – $69,200 (DOQ) and the role is eligible for overtime pay, if necessary. The successful applicant will enjoy benefits including paid training, vacation, sick leave, and fourteen (14) holidays. Full-time employees receive medical, dental, and vision insurance at no cost, with the option to add a spouse and/or dependent(s) at cost. The Town participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS), requiring a 7 percent employee contribution, with a 2:1 match, 5-year vesting, and 20-year retirement eligibility.  

HOURS : 12-hour shifts with alternating weekends off, (scheduled as needed, nights, weekends, and holidays)  

REPORTS TO: Patrol Sergeant - Field Operations  

INDIVIDUALLY ISSUED EQUIPMENT  ▪ AR-15 rifle with optics  ▪ Glock 45 pistol with night sights and weapon light  ▪ Safariland® leather gear with level 3 holster  ▪ Various custom-designed polos, t-shirts, beanies, etc.  

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ▪ At least 21 years of age at the time of application ▪ United States Citizenship  ▪ High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent ▪ Have (or be able to obtain) and maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License  ▪ Currently licensed by and in good standing with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) ▪ Submit to and pass an extensive background check, a psychological screen, a medical exam, and a drug test; and be determined and declared physically sound and free from any defect which may adversely affect the performance of the duties of a police officer ▪ Must NOT have been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions including – but not limited to – bad conduct, other than honorable (OTH), dishonorable, or any other characterization of service indicating poor conduct or decision-making ▪ Must NOT violate any TCOLE rule or provision of Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1701  ▪ If hired, must successfully complete PPD-assigned field training (training time based on experience)

PHYSICAL ABILITIES ▪ Visual acuity necessary to operate a Town vehicle and computer terminal ▪ Dexterity and knowledge to operate office equipment including use of a keyboard ▪ Walk, stand, sit, or run for prolonged periods of time  ▪ Regularly push, pull, lift, and/or carry up 10 pounds  ▪ Frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds  ▪ Occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 100 pounds or more  ▪ Occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist  R0

EADY TO APPLY? Qualified applicants are encouraged to visit townofpantego.com/jobs and submit a completed and signed Application For Employment to: Town of Pantego, ATTN: Human Resources, 1614 S Bowen Rd, Pantego, TX 76013; or via email to Director of Human Resources Sandra Y. Overstreet at soverstreet@townofpantego.com.   It is in your best interest to apply early as applications are considered in the order they are received. Though you are, of course, welcome to include a resume and/or cover letter along with your application, please note that resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application, nor will incomplete applications be processed.