TCOLE Certified/Lateral Officer

$72,308 - $84,998 yearly
  • Allen Police Department
  • 205 W McDermott Dr, Allen, TX, USA
  • Jan 13, 2020
Full time Law Enforcement- Officer

Job Description

LATERAL PROGRAM:  If you meet our lateral requirements, you do not have to take our written exam or physical agility test.

  • You must be TCOLE Certified
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of continuous service as a paid full-time Peace Officer from a Municipality, Sheriffs' Office or Department of Public Safety.  You must also currently be employed by one of the above agencies.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of your experience must be patrol experience handling a full array of Police work to include enforcing laws, investigating crimes, making arrests and carrying a firearm.
  • Your experience must be from agencies with a population of at least 50,000 and the Department size will need to be a minimum of 60 full-time sworn officers.
  • You will not be allowed to proceed in the process if there are any pending disciplinary actions or investigations for misconduct or criminal activity.
  • The Chief of Police or designee will make the final determination if an applicant meets the eligibility standards.

If your TCOLE certified only, testing is done by appointment at your convenience.  Go to for more information.

Promotes a secure environment by patrolling, on car, by foot and on bike, the City and assigned districts, deterring crime by presence, assisting in high risk situations, providing special surveillance operations, taking reports, operating Police equipment, enforcing State and local laws and City ordinances, subduing combative or uncooperative citizens, making lawful arrests and keeping the peace on civil scenes.
 Enforces traffic laws by patrolling roadways, responding to calls from Dispatch Center, observing violations and making traffic stops, searching vehicles in probable cause is found, issuing citations or verbal warnings and filing reports.
 Reports on motor vehicle accidents by responding to accidents, clearing the roadway, interviewing involved parties, observing and recording evidence at the scene, interpreting and drawing conclusions from evidence, making an overall assessment of the incident, taking appropriate actions, issuing citations and filing reports.
 Investigates crimes by responding to calls for service, interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects, gathering and documenting evidence, submitting evidence, filing reports, issuing citations, taking suspects into custody, and filing charges through the District Attorney's office.
 Maintains positive community relations by answering citizens' questions and providing various other forms of civic service and assistance for citizens, by surveying the public to evaluate problem areas and specific needs and questioning citizens for their opinions on Police matters.

Training Requirements

Must be TCOLE certified by April 10, 2020