Patrol Officer

$65,044 - $90,525 yearly
  • Baytown Police Department
  • 3200 N Main St, Baytown, TX, USA
  • Jan 05, 2021
Full time Law Enforcement- Officer

Job Description

Job Summary

Enforces law to protect and serve the public. Provides aid to citizens while rendering police services to the public. Patrols a specified area of the City to preserve law and order, to prevent, discover, and investigate the commission of crime, and to enforce motor vehicle operations and parking regulations. Assists in personnel related issues, crime prevention tasks, training programs and other specialized assignments.


Responds to police calls from dispatcher: house or business burglary, violent felonies, robbery, auto thefts, auto accidents, criminal mischief, alarms, domestic violence, any other reported criminal offense, assistance to elderly or disabled persons who have accidents in the home, drive to the scene; provides protection or assistance or apprehends suspects. (45% of the workday) Writes police reports of all calls and incidents; adheres to proper police procedures and files applicable charges. (20% of the workday) Proactively patrols City streets when not on an assigned call; checks buildings or homes for burglars; gives traffic citations enforcing traffic laws; assists citizens; and deters crime. ( 25% of the workday) Performs miscellaneous duties including attending meetings; obtaining assignments; compiling reports; appearing in court for testimony; communicating with other officers or detectives regarding cases; and occasionally speaking to civic groups.

Minimum Qualifications


An applicant must be at least 21 years of age and less than 45 years of age at the time they are sworn in by the Chief.

An applicant must have one of the following qualifications:

  • Possess a current, permanent Texas peace officer's license; OR
  • Possess an inactive, permanent Texas peace officer's license with less than a two year break in service; OR
  • Have a high school diploma / GED and have successfully completed a minimum of 45 hours at an accredited college or university (College hours must be earned from colleges and universities accredited under the Regional Institutional Accrediting Organizations. These accrediting organizations are: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; Western Association of Schools and Colleges. An international college or university evaluated and accepted by a United States college or university   accredited by the above organizations is accepted. College hours earned at institutions other than those listed above do not qualify and will not be accepted for TCOLE credit); OR
  • Have a high school diploma / GED and 24 months active military service with an honorable discharge - CANNOT have a re-enlistment code of RE-4. (DD214 MUST be submitted online with employment application).


  • Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.
  • Must meet all legal requirements necessary to become eligible for licensing by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • The applicant must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be able to read and write English.

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Training Requirements

Please see minimum requirements in job description above.