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Under the direction of the Chief Marshal, in service to the interests of the City of Abilene and to establish an enforcement arm of the court, imposes compliance with orders of the Court by arresting wanted persons and serving process on others. This work requires responsibility for enforcing laws and ordinances and the arrest and apprehension of persons accused of a crime. Work involves an element of personal danger; employees must be able to act without direct supervision, and are required to exercise considerable independent judgment in emergency situations.
- Safely operate a law enforcement vehicle as required by assignment, during the day and at night, in congested traffic, and in unsafe road conditions, i.e., fog, smoke, rain, ice, snow, etc.
- Effect arrests, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdue resisting suspects using physical maneuvers, acquired skills and techniques, including the use of hands, feet, and/or approved chemical or impact weapons in self-defense. Take individuals into custody when appropriate and cause them to post bond or be incarcerated.
- Serve as Bailiff in the absence of the appointed Marshal.
- Communicate orally and in writing, in an effective manner to include clear and concise communication over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
- Carry, wear, and/or transport weapons, handcuffs, uniforms, and other equipment as appropriate to the assignment and in the manner prescribed by Department policy.
- Maintain order and process and transport prisoners ensuring that they are properly restrained with either handcuffs or another appropriate form of restraint.
- Exercise independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest wanted persons, and when and what degree of force should be used.
- Contacts wanted individuals by phone or in person to serve process, i.e., summonses, subpoenas, warrants, and citations to sureties.
- Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of such documents as affidavits, warrants, and citations.
- Perform clerical work related to duties in a prompt, correct, and legible manner, including maintenance of logs, preparation of correspondence, and other tasks necessary for communicating and obtaining information.
- A High School Diploma or a GED is required.
- Two (2) years of education with an emphasis on criminal justice adequate to obtain the required Peace Officer Certification.
- Completion of an approved Texas Basic Peace Officer Academy is required.
- A Peace Officer license in the State of Texas is required.
- A valid Texas Driver’s license is required.
- Ability to sit, stand, walk, run, kneel, crouch, stoop or squat, crawl, twist upper body, and climb.
- With or without accommodation, ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to work in a standard office environment.
- Working conditions include exposure to cold, heat, extreme noise, outdoors, vibration, chemicals, explosive materials, and mechanical hazards.
- Ability to travel to different work sites; potential exposure to persons various diseases, hostile attitudes, violent tendencies, and who may be verbally abusive.
Company: City of Abilene
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Other
Job Location: Abilene, TX, US
Application Deadline: N/A