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The Town of Westover Hills is taking applications for Police Officer.
The Town of Westover Hills is a tranquil suburb of west Fort Worth. The Town has a low crime rate and low call volume. The Police Department is a recognized Best Practice Agency with the Texas Police Chiefs Association. In addition, the Police Department is recognized as a first responding agency for police and medical services. The department’s philosophy is rooted in community policing, providing professional police and medical services. The Westover Hills Police Department is looking for individuals who value community policing, problem solving and a strong desire to help people.
Under the supervision of the Police Sergeant, performs law enforcement and general police services for the Town of Westover Hills.
- Responds to calls for police service within the Town of Westover Hills to include, but not limited to:
- Investigating crimes, accidents and incidents, arresting suspects and violators, settling disputes, directing traffic, assist the public, detaining individuals, issuing citations and other patrol activities.
- Cooperate with other law enforcement agencies and medical entities.
- Conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations.
- Conduct home security checks
- Observes and notifies residents of potential home security problems
- Perform special assignments
- Prepares a variety of reports and forms
- Provide medical care per medical credentials.
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
- High school diploma or GED
- Associate degree preferred.
- Two (2) years’ police experience is preferred. A basic police certification from TCOLE is mandatory.
- All applicants must pass a physical examination.
- All applicants must pass a physical fitness qualification course.
- All applicants must pass a drug screening
- All applicants with must pass a psychological examination
- All applicants will be subject to an extensive background investigation
- Applicants with a Class B misdemeanor or higher conviction are not eligible
- Applicants who fail to complete the application in its entirety will be disqualified
- Applicants with a conviction for any theft or family violence are not eligible.
- Applicants with a dishonorable discharge from TCOLE are not eligible.
LICENCES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
- Must possess a Peace Officer License with a Basic Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
- Intermediate certificate preferred.
- Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license at the time of appointment.
- Applicants will be required to obtain a National Emergency Medical Responder license and State of Texas Emergency Care Attendant license within one year of employment.
- Applicants will be required to attend and pass basic SWAT training within one year or have equivalent work experience.
To apply for this position, please go to the following website:
Westover Hills is a suburb of Fort Worth. The Westover Hills Police Department is a recognized Best Practice Agency by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation. The Westover Hills Police Department is dedicated to strong community policing and providing the residents of Westover Hills outstanding police services
Work is preformed indoors in standard office environment that occasionally requires lifting heavy objects such as departmental supplies and records. In addition to the standard office environment, the police dispatcher may be exposed to firearms, potentially violent or emotionally distraught persons, life threatening situations, sitting for extended periods of time, and exposure to close contact with computer monitors.
- Dispatch and direct police and other emergency personnel.
- Monitor and coordinate department activities.
- Operate, maintain and validate data in local, state, national and international computerized criminal justice databases.
- Solicit informational responses, coordinate and communicate responses and monitor on-going activities to enhance police officer safety.
- Organize and maintain department file and records.
- Operate and provide first line maintenance on all telecommunications and office equipment that is located in dispatch.
- Provide on-the-job training for new dispatchers.
- Perform other duties and special assignments at the direction of the Communications Supervisor
General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Department computer operations.
- Two-way radio operations.
- Data entry
- Public records skills
- English grammar and spelling
- Records management
- Word processing and computer operation
- Use of other department equipment
- Carry out simple instructions in written or oral form
- Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules and regulations in specific situations
- Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers
- Prepare routine correspondence
- Prepare accurate documentation
- Communicate effectively
- Maintain a positive and professional attitude when dealing with the general public
- High school diploma or GED, with a minimum of twelve (12) hours of college credit from an accredited college or university.
- Previous experience preferred.
- Possess a valid Texas driver’s license.
- Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
- Must be able to pass a physical exam and drug screen.
- Must be able to pass a minimum qualifying score on the Criticall 911 testing.
- Have the ability to write clearly.
- Have the ability to effectively work and communicate with co-workers, the general public and public officials.
- Basic Telecommunication License preferred issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
- Job ID: 36646529
Westover Hills, Texas, United States
- Position Title: 911 Dispatcher
- Company Name: Town of Westover Hills
- Job Function: Police
- Entry Level: Yes
- Job Type: Full-Time
- Job Duration: Indefinite
- Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
- Min Experience: None
- Required Travel: 0-10%