Experienced Police Officer Starting salary is $60,724 - $71,038
Under general supervision of assigned supervisor, performs duties in police service depending on the area of assignment. May be assigned to any of the work areas described below.
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Police Recruit Starting Salary is $54,638
This is work as a trainee in classroom and in-service activities in the police service. Under immediate supervision, participates in classroom instruction and field training in police techniques and practices. Work is reviewed by written and practical examinations, and by observation for suitability for public safety work.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Depending on area of assignment determined by departmental requirements, and at the discretion of the department:
- Responds to calls for police service to all locations on the airport; makes preliminary investigations of crime offenses, assists citizens and passengers to minimize inconveniences, assists with lost and disabled vehicles, enforces airport code, traffic regulations and criminal violations; assists other Public Safety personnel.
- Enforces federal, state and local laws, ordinances and resolutions, making arrests and issuing citations as appropriate.
- Investigates offenses, accidents and suspicious circumstances or persons, collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and preparing reports.
- Deters persons who might engage in illegal activity through active visible patrols.
- Provides law enforcement support to the passenger and baggage screening process.
- Reports any hazard to persons or property to the proper authority to ensure correction.
- Actively patrols both public and restricted areas in support of the Airport Security Program.
- Assists other DPS divisions in the mitigation of threats to life and property.
- Stops and investigates all suspicious persons, vehicles, or circumstances.
- Proactively engages the airport community in constructive dialogue fostering positive relationships in support of the department’s community policing philosophy.
- Reports and seeks resolution to all offenses reported and observed.
- Pursues and apprehends escaping prisoners or felons.
- Aids outside police agencies when assistance is needed.
- Performs police work in a patrol car, on a bicycle or motorcycle, or on foot.
- Performs police work utilizing specialized equipment including but not limited to radar, special weapons, audio/video systems, and other equipment in support of law enforcement.
- Patrols remote and terminal parking areas to prevent criminal acts against employees and passengers, property and vehicles and apprehend violators.
- Performs investigations including, but not limited to, pre-employment and background, criminal, administrative and traffic investigations.
- Reviews design/construction plans and conducts inspections to ensure compliance with security and traffic regulations for Airport construction projects.
- Performs duties as K-9 handler: cares for dogs trained in explosive detection and serves as bomb technician; responds to bomb threats, systematically checking for suspect devices in Board facilities, terminals and aircraft; performs routine locker checks for suspect contents;
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS One of the following:
- Completion of 30 college hours from an accredited college or
- Two (2) years of continuous active duty military service with honorable discharge.
- Two (2) years of paid experience as a police officer.
- Twenty-one (21) years of age at date of application.
- Citizenship in the United States of America.
- Possession of a valid Class C driver's license or equivalent from another state.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, methods and equipment of law enforcement.
- Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the area of assignment.
- Skill in the use of assigned equipment.
- Ability to perform work in the area assigned.
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
- Ability to complete reports accurately.
- Ability to respond quickly to changing conditions, situations and pressures.
- Ability to use, operate and care for equipment in the area of assignment.
- Ability to successfully complete the applicant processing requirements as prescribed by the Department of Public Safety
- Ability to pass a truth verification examination and/or polygraph.
- Ability to pass a background check.
- Ability to meet physical requirements prescribed by the Public Safety Department.
- Ability to meet certification requirements as set forth in the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
- Ability to complete acceptable standards in classroom and field training within acceptable time or trial limits established in the department's training procedures.
- Must obtain a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Airport Identification/Access Badge (badge) in accordance with Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements in Chapter 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 1500 et al., and DFW Airport’s Airport Security Program within thirty (30) days from date of employment and maintain qualification for a SIDA badge upon each badge renewal.
- This is a designated safety sensitive position as defined in DFW Airport’s Drug and Alcohol Administrative Policy and Procedure. Applicants selected for this position will be required to pass a drug test prior to employment and to submit to drug screening on a random basis during the length of their employment in the safety sensitive position.