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Red Oak Police Department
Friday July 27th, 2018 :: 04:02 p.m. CDT


Red Oak PD is Hiring

The Red Oak Police Department has police officer vacancies to fill and have opened the hiring process to entry level and lateral entry officers to apply. Learn more at


Date of Exam: September 1st, 2018

The Red Oak Police Department is seeking applicants for:

Application Deadline
Applications will be accepted until August 24th, 2018, at 5:00 pm. All City of Red Oak job openings are posted at and applications can be submitted electronically through this employment portal. The City of Red Oak Public Library provides computer and internet access to applicants that are unable to apply electronically. The City of Red Oak Municipal Center and Library is located at 200 Lakeview Parkway, Red Oak, TX, 75154. Applications must be electronically submitted by Friday, August 24th, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. The date of the entrance examination is September 1st, 2018.

Starting pay
Starting pay for a Police Officer is $50,000.00 annually upon completion of the Police Academy unless the applicant qualifies for lateral entry police officer position which could raise the starting pay up to $56,243 DOQ.

Lateral Entry
Applicants that are TCOLE certified and have previous experience may qualify for the lateral entry program. These applicants starting salary will be determined by the applicants previous certified full time law enforcement experience up to a maximum starting salary of Step 4 on the Red Oak Police Department pay scale. These applicants shall not have a break in service from a comparable sized city/agency or larger and shall have two or more consecutive full time years of experience at said agency.

Lateral Entry Signing Bonus
Applicants that qualify for the lateral entry program can receive a signing bonus. Applicants that are hired at steps 1 or 2 of the Red Oak Police Department pay scale are eligible to receive a $2500 signing bonus upon successful completion of the FTO program. Applicants that are hired at steps 3 or 4 of the Red Oak Police Department pay scale are eligible to receive a $4000 signing bonus upon successful completion of the FTO program.

Training and Equipment
• Paid Police Academy ($1,300)
• Department provided equipment (All leather gear, firearm, taser, baton, OC spray, flashlight,
ammunition, ballistic vest, handcuffs, radio, uniforms, etc.)
• Paid for all training mandated by the department.
• Recruit salary is 10% less than starting pay while attending the police academy.

Benefits: Health / Life /Vision / Dental / Retirement
• Two health plan options with Employee Assistance Program
• Vision Plan
• Dental Plan
• Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account(s)
• City Paid Basic Life, Long-Term Disability & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
• Voluntary Supplemental Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance for Employees
& Dependents
• Retirement: TMRS 2:1 Match (6%) (Expected to be raised to 7%: 10/1/2018)
• Voluntary investment options

Minimum Qualifications
1. Must be a U.S. citizen, at least 20 years of age
2. Must hold a Basic Peace Officer’s License issued by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
Must meet all legal requirements necessary to become eligible for future licensing by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). [Preference will be given to applicants that are currently certified through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
3. High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate
4. DD214 for U.S. military service
5. Visual acuity in both eyes, correctable to at least 20/20 binocular vision
6. Valid driver license with acceptable driving record
7. Computer literate
8. Must meet all physical requirements

Immediate Disqualifiers
1. Must NEVER have been convicted of, nor placed on deferred adjudication for:
a. any Felony or Class A misdemeanor
b. a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years, and no admission of the commission of a Class B misdemeanor within the last 5 years
2. Four or more Class C misdemeanors in the last 10 years and none within the last 12 months
3. NO more than three (3) convictions of hazardous traffic violations in the last twenty-four (24)
months. (Does not include "Deferred Adjudication" or "Driver’s Safety Course.")
4. Suspended driver's license at time of application
5. Domestic violence conviction
6. Must not be prohibited by law from possessing firearms or ammunition
7. Drug History involving:
a. Use of Marijuana two (2) years or less from application date, or
b. Use of any other illegal substance ten (10) years or less from application date
c. Use of any hallucinogenic drug
d. Sale or distribution of any illegal substances, or
e. Extensive use of any drug that amounts to more than minimal experimentation

Possible Disqualifiers
The following is a list of behaviors/histories that may also disqualify an applicant, but the final decision will be made by the Chief or his designee:
1. Poor credit history
2. Lesser degree misdemeanor conviction
3. Poor driving record
4. Arrest history
5. Previous warrants
6. Any behavior which demonstrates a lack of high moral character

Job Description & Essential Functions
The purpose of this position is to perform law enforcement and crime prevention services to the public, to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; and to participate in and provide support and assistance to special Department crime prevention and specialized law enforcement programs. Officers will be required to fulfill all duties of a Police Officer including making arrests, running, climbing, sitting and standing for long hours and writing legible and articulate reports. Applicants will also be required to have excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with the public in a positive manner. This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.
• Patrols City in radio-equipped vehicle; answers calls for protection of life, property, and enforcement of City, County, and State laws. Conducts preliminary investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, hold-ups, vehicle accidents, deaths, and other criminal incidents. Checks buildings for physical security.

• Responds to calls related to traffic incidents and any other required emergencies; observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic conditions; assists and advises motorists and enforces traffic safety laws. Stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warns drivers against unlawful practices; issues citations, and make arrests as necessary. Directs traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency or congested situations.

• Makes arrests as necessary. Interviews victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogates suspects; gathers and preserves evidence; testifies and presents evidence in court. Searches, fingerprints, transports, and books prisoners.

• Prepares arrest reports, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed.

• Plans and executes crime prevention programs and presentations for local schools, churches, businesses, and community groups. Maintains contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems.
• Assists in the performance of special investigative and crime prevention duties, as assigned.

Red Oak Police Department
547 Methodist St
Red Oak, TX 75154

Emergency: 9-1-1

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