Austin Police Department

  • 143 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
    $50,000/year during academy. $59,268/year at graduation.
    Job ID
    2019-1027
    Type
    Regular
    Job Location
    Austin
    Job Close Date
    12/31/2019
  • Overview

    This posting is for the position of Police Cadet for the Austin Police Department. Applicants for this position should expect to attend a Regular Academy class in February 2020.

     

    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:

    • At least 20.5 and no more than 45 years of age at time of application.
    • US Citizen, born or naturalized.
    • Have a valid Driver’s License.
    • HS Diploma or GED.
    • Read, write, and speak English

    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.
    • Applicants will be contacted via email throughout the hiring process. Please add iCIMS (@agents.icims.com) to your Approved/Safe Senders list to ensure that our email communications are received. Click here for instructions on whitelisting iCIMS.
    • You can find additional information on our hiring process at www.APDRecruiting.org.

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