Police Patrol Officer


Police Department


Base Pay - 55,000 + per year (DOE)


Open until filled

Position Objectives:

Patrols the city and responds to calls for police assistance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs routine police and traffic patrol;
Performs various criminal investigations, including accidents, domestic violence, and narcotics issues;
Assists in crime prevention and suspect apprehension;
Interviews witnesses, victims, and suspects;
Serves warrants;
Makes arrests on felonies, and other warrant charges;
Transports prisoners to county jail;
Responds to various alarms;
Assists various city service agencies as needed, including fire department, EMS, human services, and child protective services;
Prepares reports;
Interacts with and serves as a public servant to the citizens of the community, including discussing community and safety regulations;
Assists with and performs active follow-up on cases, including DWI, juveniles, drugs, accidents, and various other cases; and
Provides court testimony as needed;
Other duties as assigned.
This is a non-supervisory position.

Minimum Requirements:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Laws and ordinances of city and state; basic first aid; operation of firearms; criminal justice system; civil law; code of criminal procedures; standard office practices and procedures; computers; basic bookkeeping procedures; and department policies and procedures.


Operate police vehicle at all speeds in a safe manner; operate police equipment; read manuals and interpret policies and procedures; write letters, memos, and instructions; perform basic mathematical calculations; analyze data; reason, and interpret policies and procedures; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, co-workers, and the general public.


Basic Peace Officer certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; bend and kneel; and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects weighing up to 20 pounds, such as books and stacks of records, and must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing 100 pounds or more.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment varies significantly from one situation to the next. The employee may occasionally be called upon to perform acts of intense physical exertion during emergency situations.


21 Years of Age or older;

Valid Texas Drivers License;
Must Pass Oral Interview board;

Must Pass Physical Agility Test and be able to complete the following:
          1) 1-mile run – 12 min. 4 seconds
          2) 300-meter sprint – 75 seconds
          3) Bench Press – 135 lbs. or 67% of applicants body weight.
          4) Vertical Jump – 15.5 inches
Must Pass Firearm Qualifications Course with a Minimum of 80%;
Submit Completed Application and Background Personal History Statement
           If not exempt, must pass physical, psychological, and drug screen testing

Desirable Training and Experience:

High school graduation or its equivalent; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The City of Diboll offers excellent benefits to its eligible employees including:
  • Paid Health Insurance
  • TMRS retirement matched at 7%
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • 14 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Wellness Program of $150.00 per year  for those who participate
  • Longevity Pay after 1st year anniversary - $4 per month of employment
  • Annual Certificate Pay
  • Optional Flexible Spending Allocation (FSA)
  • Optional Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Cancer Insurance
Employees and their spouse/dependents enrolled in a city health insurance plan receive a free membership to MyMD Select.  MyMD Select operates a full-service medical office in Lufkin and can serve as your primary care physician with $0 office visits. 

My MD Select benefits:
- Free office visits (sick, diagnostic referral, annual checkup)
- Free labs 
- Discounted diagnostic testing through partner providers
- 24/7 health professional access through the Spruce app for questions and concerns





City of Diboll Employment Application