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Police Officer Trainee
Allen Police Department (TX) - Allen, Texas

Sep 16, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Oct 12, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$66379 annual
Academy Graduate:
$69145 annual
Top Pay:
$90653 annual

Job Description

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.

Additional Information


• Applicant must be at least 21 years of age;

• Applicant must be a citizen of the United States;

• Applicant must have a High school diploma or GED; If GED, must have a minimum of 12 college hours


• Have been honorably discharged from any and all military service or provide proof of acceptable

military re-enlistment eligibility if prior service is uncharacterized;

• Must a have current and valid motor vehicle operator's license;

• Not have been convicted of or received deferred adjudication for any offense of family violence;

• Not have been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above

the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years from the date

of the court order;

• Not ever been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B

misdemeanor within the last ten years;

• Not have any criminal charges pending or under indictment for any criminal offense;

• Not be currently on court-ordered community service or probation for any criminal offense;

• Not have excessive traffic tickets or accidents;

• Not have had a license issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and

Education revoked or suspended;

• Be of good moral character

• Must be able to work shift work, holidays and weekends

• Must have the ability to read and comprehend training materials, departmental policy, rules,

regulations, laws and ordinances;

• Must have the ability to establish effective working relationship with other employees, law

enforcement agencies and the public;

• Must have the ability to learn the use and care of firearms and specialized equipment;

• Must possess 20/20 vision, either corrected or uncorrected or uncorrected in each eye, unless vision is

corrected by the use of contact lenses which must be worn on duty and/or during all law enforcement

related activities. Must be free of dichromatic color blindness, night blindness and any other visual

deficiencies or limitations.

• Must possess hearing that cannot exceed an average hearing loss of 25 decibels (ANSI) at 1000,

2000, and 3000 Hertz; cannot exceed a single reading of 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, 3000 Hertz;

cannot exceed a single reading of 35 decibels at 500 Hertz; and cannot exceed a single reading of 45

decibels at 4000 Hertz.

Can not have used marijuana within the previous 5 years

To see the full list of disqualifiers or to apply, go to www.cityofallen.org

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: None

To apply, go to www.cityofallen.org. The written exam, physical agility test and preliminary interview will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Once all paperwork is submitted, those selected to continue in the process will be notified of the testing location and time.

++Entrance Examination++

The entrance examination is a four-part examination, which consists of reading comprehension, basic arithmetic, spelling/grammar and writing skills. A score of 80 or higher must be achieved in order to pass the examination and proceed in the process. A study guide may be purchased at www.fpsi.com/product/npst-candidate-orientation-guide/. The cost for the study guide is $10.

++Physical Assessment++

The Allen Police Department utilizes a 2000-meter row for the physical agility test. The damper setting must be on 5. Your time is determined by your gender, age and weight. Based on this information, you must complete the 2000 meters within the 50th percentile.

To find your required time: www.dps.texas.gov/ETR/docs/concept2rower.xlsx

Look under the Time and Percentage Calculator on the bottom right tab

Enter your gender

Enter your weight

Select your age

Enter 50% in the target VO2 max percentage box and hit enter

Your target time is what you’ll need to meet to pass the test

Contact Informaton

Laura Gilmore

Allen Police Department (TX)
205 W McDermott
Allen, Texas 75013-2749
phone: 214-509-4211

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