Under general supervision of a Police Sergeant, enforces Federal, State and City laws, rules, regulations, ordinances and codes, by performing various law enforcement tasks that support law enforcement and crime prevention activities. Performs investigative work and other special assignments; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Frisco Police Department. Maintains a high visibility in the community to deter and prevent criminal activity, and educates the public in ways to protect themselves from criminal activity and/or prevent accidents and injuries.
The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.
- Essential Job Functions & Other Important Duties
Essential Job Functions:
General /Patrol/Criminal Investigation
- Conducts routine patrol of assigned City areas to assist in crime prevention efforts, reports and responds to suspicious circumstances, traffic violations, and hazards to life or property.
- Responds to calls for service including the investigation of civil and criminal activity, citizen complaints, traffic accidents and domestic violence issues.
- Mediates and/or negotiates conflicts and disagreements within the community.
- Arrests (forcibly if necessary), charges, and books violators of laws or individuals with outstanding warrants for their arrest.
- Presents testimony and evidence in municipal and county courts on traffic, civil, or criminal cases.
- Assists with Police Department and City sponsored events including traffic and crowd control.
- Advocates public awareness for crime prevention, neighborhood watch, and other citizen programs.
- Completes reports, citations, documentation, and case files in a timely manner.
- Gathers and information in criminal investigations by interviewing & obtaining statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informers.
- Plans, implements and completes criminal investigations and law violations using physical evident, statements, and further evidence gathered within the department and effective law enforcement techniques.
- Analyzes criminal, emergency and law violation situations to determine best method or procedure.
- Transports prisoners to county jails.
- Prepares written reports as required by specific area of assignment.
- Informs crime victims of prosecution procedures, discuss investigation procedures.
- Checks condition and status of assigned equipment; secures all equipment before leaving it unattended.
Administrative/Community Relations/Background Investigations assignments:
- Performs all general functions listed in General/Patrol and Criminal Investigation Assignments.
- May represent the Frisco Police Department to the public. Conducts presentations for the general public, conducts demonstrations at police sponsored events, answers questions and written inquiries regarding the Department, law enforcement, etc.
- Provides information and services to the public, news media and other interested parties according to the Departmental policies and procedures as well as the interests of those concerned..
- Responds to inquiries from the news media through news releases, written responses and printed material through publications.
- Stays current regarding laws, technical developments, legal procedures, and relevant court rulings.
- Processes potential applicants for departmental positions available
- Conducts background investigations, preliminary and final interviews and follows the applicant through the on-boarding process to include scheduling of psychological, agility, physical exams, etc.
- Makes recommendations regarding continuation or termination regarding the applicants during the background process or interview process.
- Maintains communications with applicants and prospective candidates.
- May assist in internal departmental investigations.
- Promotes activities and special events and in the community that relate to crime prevention and positive department-community relations.
- Promotes crime prevention: organizes neighborhood watch groups, Citizen Police Academy, etc.
School Resource Officer Assignment:
- Performs all general functions listed in General/Patrol and Criminal Investigation Assignments.
- Maintains close contact with Frisco ISD officials and administrators to provide assistance to public schools in dealing with major and minor law enforcement problems dealing with juveniles
- Maintains constant vigilance for criminal activities, suspicious circumstances, traffic violations and hazards to life or property. Takes appropriate action as required.
- Promotes activities and special events and in the community that relate to crime prevention among juveniles.
- Promotes juvenile crime prevention programs and anti-drug awareness: assists in planning and implementation of monthly Juvenile Impact Program.
- Conducts educational presentation regarding juvenile crime prevention and drug use to juveniles, parents and school administrators.
- Performs all general functions listed in General/Patrol and Criminal Investigation Assignments
- Plans and implements training programs for the Frisco Police Department.
- Prepares training schedules and curriculum for Departmental training and schedules officers for training.
- Oversees the establishment and maintenance of training records and reports for departmental staff.
- Evaluates quality and effectiveness of current and potential training.
- Contacts potential speakers, instructors, and speakers to arrange participation in training activities, departmental events, visits, demonstrations, etc.
Other Important Duties:
- Provides on-the-job training for new officers.
- Provides training for Officers and other Police Department staff on suspect and victim interaction.
- Travels to patrol assigned areas, respond to calls for service, and to attend meetings, conferences and frequent training.
- Must be able to work weekends, holidays and mandatory overtime when required.
- Operates police vehicle in safe and courteous manner.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by superior office and as required by law.
- Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
- Job Requirements
Required Knowledge and Skills:
- Knowledge of the specific practices and procedures for assigned unit(s).
- Knowledge of police practices, methods, procedures, equipment, and services.
- Knowledge of customer service and public relations methods and techniques.
- Knowledge of computers and related equipment, hardware and software to prepare reports, maintain and research databases.
- Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
- Ability to acquire skill in the use of firearms, radio equipment, physical defensive tactics and first aid; the ability o acquire skill in the operation of a patrol vehicle and other law enforcement equipment.
- Ability to remain alert at all times and to reactive quickly, calmly and rationally in times of extreme stress.
- Ability to prioritize in decision-making and make decisive actions.
- Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully and impartially.
- Ability to Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality in performance of duties.
- Skill in effective oral and written communications.
- Skill in handling and defusing confrontational and/or hostile individuals.
- Skill in responding appropriately in an emergency situation.
- Skill in implementing and enforcing laws, codes and regulations to protect the public safety.
- Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
- Must have a high school diploma or GED with 12 college credit hours for the GED.
- Must be a Unites States citizen.
- Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
- Applicants with military experience require discharge be under honorable conditions.
- No felony or Class A misdemeanor convictions; no Class B misdemeanor convictions within the past 10 years.
- No visible tattoos.
- Non-certified officers must be able to pass the police academy and state licensing test(s).
- Must meet and maintain all regulatory requirements for Texas Police Officer License.
- Must obtain and maintain all required departmental and TCLEOSE certifications.
- Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, polygraph test, psychological test, physical assessment, criminal background check and post-offer physical exam.
- Must possess State of Texas Drivers License at the time of employment.
- Environmental Factors & Conditions/Physical Requirements
Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:
- Work is performed in municipal police department office and field environments.
- May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry and vision to monitor.
- May be subject to extended periods of standing, walking, driving, bending, reaching, crawling, climbing, kneeling and lifting when responding to an emergency police situation, accident or investigation.
- Subject to excessive audio/visual discrimination and perception when making professional observations, communicating with others, reading and writing and operating assigned equipment.
- May be subject to exposure to extreme weather conditions, hazardous driving conditions, hostile environments, hazardous chemicals and fumes, body fluids, infectious diseases, air and water borne pathogens.
- Must be able to restrain hostile and/or combative individuals.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and may be required to occasionally lift 110-150 pounds.
Equipment and Tools Utilized:
- Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, calculator, fax machine, other standard office equipment, guns, weapons, police safety gear and equipment, intoxilyzer, radar equipment, police radios and City vehicles.(Some positions require specialty equipment or materials specific to the area of assignment).