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Join our team! The Flower Mound Police Department is accepting applications for Police Officer Recruits. Must love making a difference in people's lives, serving the community, and working with a great team.

The Recruit is a non-sworn Police Department employee in a trainee capacity. Incumbents are required to attend a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certified academy to develop the... minimum qualifications necessary to assume a position as a sworn police officer.

• Attends and successfully completes all required phases of basic training through a certified Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) academy.
• Upon successful completion of the required TCOLE training, the Police Officer Cadet will be reclassified to the classification of Police Officer Recruit.
• Operates and maintains vehicle and personal equipment.
• Attends training activities and receives classroom and field instruction in job related subjects.
• Maintains a positive friendly and effective working relationship with the general public and co-workers.
• Reports any unsafe, hazardous, or perilous conditions to proper authority.
• Adheres to the personnel, safety, and departmental policies, procedures, and Administrative Orders.
• Informs supervisor of all work activities.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Must be a United States Citizen.
• Must be at least 21 years of age.
• Must possess a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
• Must meet all other TCOLE minimum requirements.
• Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License and driving record must be in compliance with Town policy.

• Must successfully complete police academy training as mandated by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement in exchange for employment with the Town; must reimburse the Town the full cost of such training and any required inoculations if employee separates from the Town before the third anniversary of hire date.
• Must have a minimum of thirty (30) college credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or higher from an accredited institution of higher education as defined by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Rule 211.1(a)(3) or must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the United States Armed Forces with either an Honorable Discharge or be an active member of the United States Military Reserve.

The physical abilities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.*
• Must have good hand-eye coordination to operate police equipment (vehicles, weapons, radios, etc.).
• Must be able to follow oral and written directives.
• Must be able to see; write; hear; talk; run; climb; bend; have vision correctable to 20/20 binocular; be able to distinguish between red, green, and yellow in order to accurately describe suspects and vehicles and to identify traffic lights and sign colors; physically restrain a person, endure extended periods of exertion, and sit for long periods of time; observe and remember names, faces, and details of incidents; and work in adverse environmental conditions.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Bilingual skills are preferred.
• Must have excellent communicative skills, both oral and written.
• Must be able to communicate courteously and effectively with other people and maintain a pleasant and friendly personality; exercise good judgment and make competent decisions in all activities; work flexible hours and accept on-call duty status; and maintain confidentiality with criminal and investigative information.

All employees who have access to health information whose confidentiality is protected by the HIPAA Privacy Rule must have an understanding and knowledge of the Privacy Rule that corresponds to their job responsibilities. Employees who violate the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.
• Written Examination measuring the ability to learn police information, observation and memory, written communication, reading comprehension, and analytical ability. Information regarding the optional practice test and study guide will be sent out after the invitations to test have been sent. ***The written exam will be on Saturday, July 13th, in Flower Mound, TX. ***
• 2000 Meter Row Evaluation (Applicants must pass at the 50th percentile based on standardized age and gender norms using the Concept 2 Rower.)
• Interview with Background Investigator
• Oral Review Board
• Background Investigation (Applicants who successfully pass this step will be given a Conditional Offer of Employment)
• Polygraph Examination
• Psychological Evaluation
• Medical Examination / Drug Screen
The order of the steps may vary according to departmental needs and schedules.

If you have been disqualified or were previously disqualified from the hiring process, you may still be eligible to apply to this position. The length of time you are disqualified depends on the reason for which you were disqualified. If you failed the written test, physical fitness, or the Oral Board, you are eligible to reapply to the next posting. You are eligible to reapply after one year if you failed the psychological examination. Any other disqualification may have resulted in a minimum disqualification of one year or possible permanent disqualification. If you need more information regarding your eligibility to reapply, please contact Human Resources
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