Red Oak Police Department

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                                                             CITY OF RED OAK

                                                         POLICE DEPARTMENT

                                             NOTICE OF EMPLOYMENT EXAMINATION 
 
                                                 Date of Exam:  October 7th, 2017

 The Red Oak Police Department is seeking applicants for:
POLICE OFFICER

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted until September 29th, 2017, at 5:00 pm.  All forms are on our web site: http://www.redoaktx.org.

Please submit applications to:
City of Red Oak Municipal Center,
Attn:  HR Dept., 200 Lakeview Parkway
Red Oak, TX, 75154. 

Applications must be returned, postmarked or electronically submitted by Friday, September 29th, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.  The date of the entrance examination is October 7th, 2017. 

 

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.

Lateral entry program up to $56,243.00 DOQ:

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.  Qualifying applicants can refer to the below chart:

Completed years in
service without a break
 
Moves to Step
   2 Years Step 1
 3-4 Years Step 2
 5-6 Years Step 3
 7+ Years Step 4

 

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.

Duties & Responsibilities:

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.    
 

The proposed pay scale listed below is subject to City Council approval.  Based on previous meetings, approval is anticipated in September with an effective date of October 1, 2017.

 

 

RANK

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

STEP 6

 

 

ACADEMY RECRUIT

$45,000-Yearly

Recruit pay until the recruit graduates from the regional police academy and passes the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Examination.

 

 

 

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

STEP 6

 

 

OFFICER

$50,000-Yearly

$52,000-Yearly

$54,080-Yearly

$56,243-Yearly

$58,493-Yearly

$60,833-Yearly

 

 

 

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

 

 

 

 

SERGEANT

$67,000-Yearly

$69,680-Yearly

$72,467-Yearly

$75,366-Yearly

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

 

 

 

 

LIEUTENANT

$81,685-Yearly

$84,953-Yearly

$88,351-Yearly

$91,885-Yearly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

Incentive Pay:

TCOLE Certification/College/Assignment

Annually

Bi-Monthly

Intermediate Peace Officer Certification

$ 300

$ 11.54

Advanced Peace Officer Certification

$ 600

$ 23.08

Master Peace Officer Certification

$ 1,200

$ 46.15

Associate's Degree

$ 600

$ 23.08

Bachelor's Degree

$ 1200

$ 46.15

Master's Degree

 $1200

$ 46.15

Field Training Officer (FTO)

$ 1500

$ 57.69

Criminal Investigations

$ 1500

$ 57.69