Austin Police Department

Police Cadet - Regular Academy

Schedule
Generally Mon-Fri from 7a - 4p or 8a - 5p. Will be required to work some evenings and weekends as necessary for training.
Security Sensitivity
This position requires a criminal background investigation.
Salary
$40,000/year during academy. $58,681/year at graduation.
Job ID
2017-1021
Type
Regular
Austin
Job Close Date
12/18/2018

Overview

This posting is for the position of Police Cadet for the Austin Police Department.

 

Applicants should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in a law enforcement career:

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  • Read and write English.
  • Confidence and a responsible attitude.
  • The ability to react quickly and take positive action.
  • Resilience.
  • The ability to remain calm in challenging situations.
  • The ability to work alone and in a team.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Courage and initiative.
  • Integrity.
  • Good physical fitness.

Responsibilities

Graduates of the Austin Police Department academy are responsible for:

 

  • The protection of life, liberty, and property.
  • Enforcement of all laws of the State of Texas and laws and ordinances of the City of Austin.
  • Perform law enforcement duties including:
    • Respond to calls for service.
    • Enforce traffic laws.
    • Conduct preliminary investigations of crimes.
    • Execute all lawful process.
    • Arrest offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law.
    • Investigate motor vehicle crashes.
    • Prepare various written reports.
    • Give testimony in court.
  • Confer with local law enforcement, criminal justice, and emergency response agencies on matters of mutual interest.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The Austin Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications

The minimum qualifications include:

  • Between 20.5 and 45 years of age at time of application.
  • US Citizen, born or naturalized.
  • Have a valid Driver’s License.
  • HS Diploma or GED.

Note to Applicants

  • In order to submit your application, you will be required to attach an Experian Credit Report.
    • You can obtain your Experian Credit Report from www.Experian.com or www.AnnualCreditReport.com.
    • Your credit report must be dated within 30 days of your application. Failure to do this correctly may result in your disqualification from the hiring process.
  • You should review the Additional Information Document to prepare yourself for the next steps in the hiring process.
  • You can find additional information on our hiring process at www.APDRecruiting.org.

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