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Patrol Officer - Lake Worth, TX

Title:
Patrol Officer
Type:
Police Officer
Seniority Level:
Employment Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
July 11, 2019
Organization:
Lake Worth, TX
Linkedin ID:
339168

Description:

Compensation: $24.04 per hour ($50,000 Annually) or higher DOQ (FLSA Non-Exempt) Full Time w/benefits; employer paid Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, & FreshBenies; TMRS participation of 7% with a 2/1 match; paid vacation & sick days; 11 paid holidays.  In addition, the department offers incentive pay for specific certifications, education, and longevity.

Hours: 12-hour shifts (84 hours every two weeks) scheduled as needed, nights, weekends, and holidays

Reports To: Patrol Sergeant - Field Operations

General Summary: The City of Lake Worth has a population of approximately 4,600 permanent residents and is in northwestern Tarrant County.  Lake Worth is uniquely diverse with a bustling business district along State Highway 199 (Jacksboro Hwy) and many well-established residential areas.

The field operations division consists of uniformed officers working around the clock to suppress crime and promote the safety of the Lake Worth community.  Officers are highly capable, diverse and take tremendous pride in serving the Lake Worth community with excellence.  The division is organized into four shifts staffed with a patrol supervisor and three officers.  Each officer is assigned to one of three beats and the supervisor acts as a roving officer - responding to calls as needed.  The division is overseen by the field operations division commander.

Work Environment Highlights: LWPD values its employee’s individuality and unique means of expression. As such, visible tattoos are permissible in uniform along with beards and goatees up to 1/2 inch in length.  **Certain restrictions apply and are covered in detail by policy.

Individually Issued Equipment: 

  • 5.11 Tactical PDU Uniforms with outer carrier option
  • Level IV Ceramic rifle-resistant ballistic plates with tactical carrier
  • Level IIIA ballistic Kevlar helmet
  • Level IIIA Kevlar vest (Alpha Elite)
  • AR-15 Rifle with Aimpoint Optics        
  • Glock 17 (Gen 5) pistol with night sights and Streamlight TLR-1 weapon light
  • Safariland leather gear with level 3 holster
  • Gerber Eclipse Foul-Weather Jacket with softshell liner
  • Various custom-designed professional polo’s, t-shirts, beanies, etc.

Departmental Equipment:                                                                      

  • Getac Rugged Tablets (in-car)
  • Watchguard digital video systems with integrated body camera
  • Motorola APX P25 Digital Radios
  • Remington 870 12-gauge shotgun
  • Less-lethal beanbag shotgun
  • Taser ECW
  • Pepper ball launchers

Description: Enforces federal, state, and local laws and ordinances under general direction.  Performs various duties to support law enforcement activities as well as provide service to the citizens in an efficient and professional manner.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application
  • must be a United States Citizen
  • must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • must have and maintain a valid Texas driver license or be able to obtain a Texas driver license
  • must currently be licensed or able to be licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and be in good standing
  • must be declared physically sound and free from any defect which may adversely affect the performance of the duties of a police officer
  • must pass a written test and oral review board
  • must pass an extensive background check, psychological, medical exam, and drug screen.
  • must be able to successfully complete the Lake Worth Police Department's field training program
  • must not have a prior Brady violation

Physical Abilities: 

  • Must possess the visual acuity to operate a computer terminal and city vehicle
  • 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
  • Operate office equipment including use of a computer keyboard
  • Speak and hear to exchange information in English
  • Operate a vehicle to travel to various locations
  • Operate and use specialized law enforcement tools and equipment including guns and handcuffs
  • Restrain or subdue individuals

To Apply: Submit a completed City of Lake Worth Employment Application along with copies of applicable certificates to 3805 Adam Grubb, Lake Worth, TX 76135.  Or fax to 817-237-9684.  Or email to dhackbusch@lakeworthtx.org.  Questions or additional information about this position and/or the application process should be directed to Danielle Hackbusch at 817-237-1211, #108 or dhackbusch@lakeworthtx.org.  For additional information about the Lake Worth Police Department, please visit our website at www.lakeworthtx.org/page/police_home.

Applications will be considered as they are received.


Job Post Expiration Date October 1, 2019

  All jobs are considered open until filled, unless otherwise posted.

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