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Police Cadet

Police Officer Trainee
Austin Police Department - Austin, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$40,000.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$58,681.00 annual
Top Pay:
$95,270.00 annual

Job Description

Are you ready to join Austin’s finest? We are now hiring for our Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 regular academy classes. The Austin Police Department is made up of over 2,600 sworn law enforcement and support personnel who carry out police operations within the City of Austin, as well as the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, city parks and lakes, and municipal courts. Austin is the capital of Texas and is home to a diverse community and strong business economy. It’s a bustling city that still manages to have a small-town, friendly Texas feel. Read more about the requirements to become an Austin Police Officer below, and visit www.APDRecruiting.org for more information.

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

  • 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.

Additional Information

This posting is for the position of Police Cadet for the Austin Police Department. Applicants who are hired as Police Cadets will attend a 40 hour/week, 8 month training academy in Austin, TX. Hours are generally Mon-Fri 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. or 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. However, occasional nights and weekends are required for training purposes.

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.
  • Performing law enforcement duties including:
  • Responding to calls for service.
  • Enforcing traffic laws.
  • Conducting preliminary investigations of crimes.
  • Executing all lawful process.
  • Arresting offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law.
  • Investigating motor vehicle crashes
  • Preparing various written reports.
  • Giving testimony in court.
  • Conferring with local law enforcement, criminal justice, and emergency response agencies on matters of mutual interest.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 20.5 – 45 years old
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: None required

Ready to apply? Visit www.APDRecruiting.org to review the steps in the hiring process. Online applications will be accepted beginning on Monday, December 18, 2017, at 8 a.m. CST.

Contact Informaton

Ashley Avants

Austin Police Department
Austin, Texas
phone: 512-974-4211

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