Description :

School Resources Officer / Patrol Officer

Job Code:  01-20-07
Job Department:  Police
Job Division:  Public Safety
Reports to:  SRO Corporal
Job Location:  El Campo
State: Texas
FLSA Status:  Non-exempt
Employment Type:  Full-time
Safety Sensitive:  Yes
Salary Range:  $42,369.60 - $65,388.96

Employer Information

A full range of municipal services is provided by the City including public safety (police, fire protection and emergency medical services); water and wastewater services; public improvements; repair and maintenance of infrastructure; recreational and community activities; planning and zoning; and general administrative services.  The City has a home-rule Council-Manager form of government.  The elected body is made up of a mayor and six City Council members.  The Mayor and City Council members are all elected for staggered two-year terms.  The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for implementation of City Council policy and all day-to-day operations of the City.

Serve as a School Resource Officer assigned to a campus during the Fall & Spring semesters of school to ensure campus security.  Serve as a Patrol Officer during the Summer when regular classes are out.  Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators. Answer police calls for service, investigate motor vehicle crashes, investigate crimes, collect evidence, and provide assistance to the general public.


  • High School Diploma (GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
  • Certification: Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Peace Officer Certification


  • 1+ years of law enforcement experience as a Peace Officer.
Essential Functions:
Essential functions require presence in the workplace on a regular basis.  In order to accomplish this, regular attendance MUST be maintained.  This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position.  The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.  Incumbent is expected to perform other related duties, as assigned.
  • Serve as a School Resource Officer assigned to a campus during the Fall & Spring semesters of school.  Serve as a Patrol Officer during the Summer when regular classes are out.
  • Ensure safety of students, staff and faculty on the campus.
  • Build relationships with students, staff and parents while promoting a positive image of law enforcement.
  • Check and ensure compliance with campus safety measures.
  • Participate in school presentations, events and educational activities.
  • Be willing to workday or night Patrol shift during summertime.
  • Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.
  • Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
  • Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.
  • Review facts of incidents to determine if criminal act or statute violations were involved.
  • Render aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries.
  • Testify in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases.
  • Evaluate complaint and emergency-request information to determine response requirements.
  • Patrol specific area on foot or motorized conveyance, responding promptly to calls for assistance.
  • Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.
  • Investigate traffic accidents and other accidents to determine causes and to determine if a crime has been committed.
  • Photograph or draw diagrams of crime or accident scenes and interview principals and eyewitnesses.
  • Monitor traffic to ensure motorists observe traffic regulations and exhibit safe driving procedures.
  • Relay complaint and emergency-request information to appropriate agency dispatchers.
  • Issue citations or warnings to violators of motor vehicle ordinances.
  • Direct traffic flow and reroute traffic in case of emergencies.
  • Inform citizens of community services and recommend options to facilitate longer-term problem resolution.
  • Provide road information to assist motorists.
  • Process prisoners, and prepare and maintain records of prisoner bookings and prisoner status during booking and pre-trial process.
  • Inspect public establishments to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Act as official escorts, such as when leading funeral processions or firefighters.
  • Assist other agencies such as DPS, Sheriff’s Department, etc.
  • The City reserves the right to require an employee in this position to work overtime including during emergency situations (defined as any natural or man-made disaster that may or may not necessitate the relocation of City personnel or citizens).  In the event of an emergency and/or a required evacuation, the incumbent may be required to remain at work to provide needed services or perform essential duties for the benefit of the general public including services or duties different from those performed in the normal course and scope of the position.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

(Note:  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.)

Contact :
The Police Department accepts applications on a continuous basis.  For more information about employment opportunities please contact our Administrative Division at (979) 543-5311, make written inquiries to the City of El Campo Police Department, 1011 West Loop, El Campo, TX 77437, or visit the City’s website HERE.

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled