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Police Officer
Mesquite, Texas

Salary: $45,084

Closing Date: Ongoing

Job Description / Responsibilities
Committed to Integrity, Honor and Service? The City of Mesquite offers one of the highest compensation and benefits packages in the state to police offers. If you have what it takes, please consider Mesquite, TX for your law enforcement career. This position will perform a wide variety of tasks in support of the law enforcement and crime prevention functions; Performs investigative work and other special assignments; and performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Police Department.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Successful completion of 30 semester hours of college credit. Certain full-time commissioned police officers experience may substitute for college hours.
U.S. Citizen (under the provisions of State Civil Service Law)

Experience:
No experience required

Other:
Age: 21 to 35 (21 to 44 with five years of police or military experience, under the provisions of State Civil Service Law).

Weight:
Proportionate to height

Eyesight:
20/70 uncorrected. Correctable to 20/20; no color blindness

Benefits:
Life Insurance: 2 x annual salary

Medical Insurance:
Paid by City for employees; family coverage available at group rates

Dental:
Coverage available at group rates

Vacation:
15 days per year (20 days after 15 years of service, 25 days after 25 years of service)

Sick Leave:
15 days per year, may be accumulated without limit (with payment upon termination for up to 90 days of unused sick leave)

Holidays
9 days per year and 1 floating holiday.

Retirement:
Texas Municipal Retirement System and Social Security

Uniforms and Equipment:
Furnished by the department; uniforms cleaned at the department's expense.

Other Information For Applicants:
*City Provides Police Academy Training

*12 Qualifying Testing Dates given per year

*Applicants must complete an information packet.

*Applications for employment in the Mesquite Police Department are processed in accordance with provisions of the State of Texas Firefighter's and Police Officer's Civil Service Act, Chapter 143 and City of Mesquite's Firefighter's and Police Officer's Civil Service Program.

*Each applicant must successfully pass an open, competitive and free Civil Service examination.

*Applicants must then complete a physical agility test, pass an extensive background investigation, polygraph examination, physical examination and a one year probation.

Contact Information
The City of Mesquite
1515 N. Galloway Ave
Mesquite, TX 75185
[email protected]
Phone Number: 972-216-6399
Fax Number: 972-216-6334

Equal Opportunity Employer
 
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