Public Safety Officer

Highland Park Department of Public Safety - Highland Park, Texas

Apr 22, 2021

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Application Deadline:
May 14, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$66,820 - 84,012 annual

Job Description

Operating as the Highland Park Department of Public Safety (HPDPS), our public safety personnel are cross-trained as a police-firefighter-paramedic all in one position. The responsibilities require HPDPS officers to work "24 hours on," and "48 hours off." This schedule is similar to fire departments across the United States where the 24-hour shifts are designated as "A-Shift," "B-Shift" and "C-Shift." Officers are assigned to one of the shifts, and each 24-hour shift is broken up into three 8 hour periods. For example, an officer may operate in the police capacity from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the remaining 16 hours assigned to the ambulance.  Patrols the Town of Highland Park in order to enforce all Town ordinances, state, and federal laws. Drives emergency vehicles, performs fire-fighting duties, and provides emergency medical treatment to the sick or injured.

Additional Information

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Ability to read and review such items as professional journals and publications, legislative data, and interpret ordinances, state laws, reports, and updates regarding criminal activity. Must be able to compute formulas for determining water pressure and dosages for injections. Ability to write or complete a variety of written reports and memos which may be used in a court of law. Employee will write citations. Skill in the operation of various fire and emergency equipment such as communications and dispatch systems, as well as computers. Employee must be able to successfully pass all phases of departmental physical fitness standards, as defined by the departmental policies and procedures manual, on a quarterly basis.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Certification

United States Citizen

Valid Texas driver’s license

Bachelors Degree from a regionally accredited college or university or,

Minimum of 60 college hours with either 4 years of combined paid experience in police, fire or EMS or 4 years of active duty military

Ability to successfully pass a vigorous background examination

Minimum 21 years of age.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: Bachelors or 60 hours with 4 years' experience
  • Experience: 0 with Bachelors; 4 years with 60 hours college

Minimum requirements: 21 years of age, U.S. citizen, valid Driver’s License, Bachelor’s Degree

(Applicants possessing at least 60 college hours with either 4yrs combined paid experience in police, fire or EMS or 4yrs of active duty military are eligible to test).

Contact Information

Randal Riddle

Highland Park Department of Public Safety
4700 Drexel Dr
Highland Park, Texas 75205-3107
phone: 214-559-9465

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