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Police Officer- Basic Police Academy and Lateral Police Academy

Company: Pasadena Police Department
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: November 14, 2021

Job Description:

The Pasadena Police Department is currently recruiting for a Basic Police Academy, tentatively scheduled to begin July 2022. We are also recruiting for a Lateral Police Academy, tentatively scheduled to begin May 2022.We are looking for qualified applicants seeking employment with a progressive and innovative department. In addition to the Patrol Division, we have many challenging and diverse assignments that are available to patrol officers. Upon completion of two years in the patrol division, officers have the potential to be assigned to a specialized division. Some of these divisions include: Person Crimes, Property Crimes, Juveniles, Narcotics, Crime Scene, Motorcycles, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, K-9, S.W.A.T., Community Services, Auto Crimes, Gangs and Personnel and Training.Benefits:

  • Starting salary for basic academy cadet - $67,254.72
  • Lateral entry candidates starting salary - $75,953.28 - $79,199.33 depending on completed years of service as recognized by the Chief of Police.
  • Officers can eventually receive up to eight salary "step" increases, up to a maximum of $93,880.80
  • Modified ten-week academy for lateral entry applicants.
  • TCOLE Certificate Pay (Intermediate $100/month, Advanced $200/month, Master $300/Month).
  • 15 days vacation per year - starting - 10th year of service, 20 days 11th - 20th year of service, 25 days from 21st - 25th years of service, and 30 days from the 26th year of service and on.
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Take home car incentive
  • Spanish compensation
  • Affordable and generous medical, dental and vision plans.
  • Free onsite medical clinic (staffed by a M.D. and medical assistants) for eligible employees and their dependents.
  • City-paid disability and life insurance plans
  • TMRS retirement system - 2:1 matching; 7% contribution rate; 5 year vesting, 20 year retirement option available.
  • Employee tuition assistance program
  • Employee training and fitness facilities Job Requirements - Basic Police Officer Academy
    • Achieve a minimum passing score of seventy (70) percent on the written exam.
    • Successfully complete the physical fitness test as prescribed by the Pasadena Police Department by demonstrating the applicant is physically capable of performing the essential job function for the position of police officer.
    • Successfully complete a thorough background investigation, including fingerprints for a criminal record check and a polygraph examination.
    • Be a United States citizen by birth or naturalization.
    • Successfully complete a (1) a post-job offer psychological exam and (2) pass a medical exam including a visual acuity test (eye exam).
    • You must be at least 21 years of age and less than 44 years of age at the time of licensing.
    • Be a graduate of an accredited high school or home school; or have an equivalent certificate (GED) and have completed 12 or more hours of college credit (C average or better) from an accredited college or university.
    • Have a valid Texas or out of state drivers license that is not in jeopardy or suspension or revocation at the time of application and maintained as such throughout the hiring process.
    • Be able to read, write and speak the English language fluently.
    • Be of good moral character.
    • Meet all licensing requirements established by current TCOLE Rules.
    • Shall not be prohibited from carrying or purchasing a firearm or ammunition. Additional Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Lateral Entry Police Officers
      • Three years of continuous service as a paid, full-time, certified peace officer, with a comparable law enforcement agency, including out of state agencies, as approved by the Chief of Police.
      • The lateral applicant shall have been in a position where they have had the authority to enforce laws, investigate crimes, make arrests, respond to calls for service, carry a firearm, and use discretion as part of their assigned duties.
      • The lateral applicant shall not have more than a three (3) year break in service from the time they left a comparable law enforcement agency and the time they make an application with the Pasadena Police Department.For more information and a complete list of requirements:

Keywords: Pasadena Police Department, Pasadena , Police Officer- Basic Police Academy and Lateral Police Academy, Other , Pasadena, Texas

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