Police, Patrol Officer

  • Dallas College
  • Brookhaven CC, Farmers Branch, TX 75244, USA
  • Feb 12, 2024
Public Safety/Police

Job Description

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Weekly Work Hours


Compensation Range


Hourly Rate

$27.50 Hourly


United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Position Type


Position Summary
Responsible for providing protection and service to all students, faculty, staff and general public at college campuses and facilities of Dallas College.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and ability to provide enforcement and maintenance of law and order by continuous patrol, surveillance, crime prevention and enforcement of all applicable laws of the city, state, and federal government and in accordance with Dallas College policies and procedures. Able to establish and maintain contact with other law enforcement agencies. Stays up to date on laws, ordinances, and relevant issues in law enforcement. Able to maintain peace officer licensure by obtaining proper bi-annual TCOLE mandated training.

  • Trained or obtain training to provide emergency medical treatment, including CPR/AED, until medical personnel arrive.

  • Ability to analyze situations quickly, accurately, and objectively to determine proper course of action. Able to handle situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others. Ability to utilize computer technology to access data, maintain records and generate reports. Able to prepare incident reports, assists in case preparation, and appears in court, as necessary. Ability to maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials.

  • Able to establish a positive, cooperative, and productive workplace atmosphere by maintaining effective working relationships with individuals from various economic, cultural and diverse backgrounds.

  • Ability to ensure all police operations and services are conducted in an ethnical manner that enhances the community network, are sensitive to the many cultures and diversity of the college community and provides the best possible service to ensure an environment that allows for student success and academic achievement.

  • Must have good moral character with the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Physical Requirements
Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, computers, calculator, copier, and fax machine. Some crawling, reaching, handling, sitting, standing, pushing, bending, crawling, and pulling. Physical capability to run, walk, and climb over rough and unfamiliar terrain, fences, and other obstacles for extended periods of time. Operate motor vehicle for long periods of time. Control person resisting arrests; to move a disabled or combative individual.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) plus 30 college hours from an accredited institution or two (2) years active military service or two (2) years full-time paid sworn law enforcement experience from the same agency.

  • Current and valid Texas Peace Officer license and driver’s license required.

  • Psychological testing, freedom from drug dependency testing, and a physical (medical) will be conducted as a condition of employment.

  • Works shifts, as assigned, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Official transcripts and licenses will be required.

***Will be subject to a criminal background. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***

Key Responsibilities

  • Patrols college facilities and property on foot, bicycle and by motor vehicle; issues citations; secures doors, gates, and other entrances and exits to the grounds and facilities. Conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, and obtain witness statements related to automobile accidents, suspected crimes, and nuisances, etc.

  • Responsible for responding to calls/complaints from campus or dispatch to assist students, faculty, staff and/or the general public with requests for service/assistance or with civil and criminal complaints. Open and secure campus grounds and facilities on a daily basis; set alarms and security surveillance systems.

  • Works well with the public, co-workers, and the Dallas College community network. Communicates effectives via police radio, telephone and in person.

  • Provide daily status reports to supervisor regarding follow-up investigations, potential hazards, etc.

  • Maintains compliance with proper data collection procedures necessary for adherence to Texas racial profiling reporting laws.

  • Required to handle handguns, baton, and/or defense spray in a safe and effective manner and be tested on same periodically.

  • Effectively uses interpersonal, communication and diplomacy skills when interacting with individuals of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Provides excellent customer service.

  • Completes required Dallas College Professional Development training hours per academic year. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.

Applications Deadline

March 31, 2024

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