Police Officer - Part Time
Company: METRO Transit Authority
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Security & Law Enforcement
Job Type: Part Time
Posted: 5/27/2020
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Basic Function

Under the supervision of a METRO police shift sergeant, protects METRO employees, property, and customers from criminal offenses, apprehends persons committing offenses against METRO, deters transit-related crimes through increased visibility and mobility; enforces federal and state statutes, and county and municipal ordinances within the METRO service area.  Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties
  • Enforces federal and state statutes, and county and municipal ordinances within the METRO service area.
  • Responds promptly and safely to calls for service from the Communications Section.
  • Protects METRO employees, property, and patrons from criminal offenses.
  • Patrols bus routes and light rail corridor, including boarding areas as assigned; conducts fare Inspections/enforcement as assigned.
  • Patrols all METRO owned facilities and other properties as assigned.
  • Apprehends persons committing offenses associated with calls for service or investigations conducted, working in uniform or in plainclothes, as appropriate.
  • Initiates actions to safely facilitate traffic mobility, such as directing traffic or removing road hazards.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations of offenses committed within the METRO service area.
  • Maintains evidence chain of custody pursuant to the arrest and processing of offenders.
  • Ensures that all documentation is completed for the arrest and processing of offenders.
  • Develops good working relationships with municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Patrols HOV and/or HOT lanes and diamond lanes; requests services of wreckers as required.
  • Renders aid and remains on scene at accidents to maintain safety of motorists and others Until appropriate response units arrive.
  • Uses computers and appropriate software in office and police vehicle environments to enter daily activity data and prepare reports.
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Education Requirement

High school diploma, a GED, or a minimum of two years of active military service with a DD-214 Honorable Discharge.

Years & Experience Required

Minimum five (5) years’ experience as a licensed police officer or seven (7) years Fire Marshall/Fire Fighter experience plus TCOLE Certification at time of application.  Applicant must be at the minimum age of 21.

Knowledge & Skills Required

Possess valid TCOLE License and valid Texas Driver's License. Meet all criteria set forth in TCOLE rule 217.1 and Texas Occupational Code Section 1701.255. Able to maintain and/or obtain additional certifications or licenses as required.

 

LOCATION:

Houston, TX 77002
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