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Now Accepting Applications


The Riesel Police Department is currently seeking a certified peace officer to supplement their workforce.  Work hours will include nights, weekends, holidays and on-call shifts.

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Essential duties and responsibilities to include but not limited to the following:

Enforce Federal, State, Local and Traffic Laws;

Conduct Criminal Investigations to include Crime Scenes;

Arrests law violators; transports and processes suspects, victims, and prisoners; represents the City Police at court hearings; prepares reports and testifies in court cases.

Investigates crimes and accidents; secures and processes crime and accident scenes; identifies, collects and processes evidence within scope of authority and training.

Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the Department by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.

Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; communicates with victims, witnesses and suspects in cases; secures accident and crime scenes; and provides assistance and protection for Fire and Medical personnel.

Performs self-initiated activities, patrols the City, looking for suspicious activities and persons; identifies safety and traffic hazards, responds to citizens request for assistance, checks business locations and known problem areas, prevents and detects criminal activities, enforces traffic

Completes detailed reports, specialized forms, affidavits, citations, and necessary paperwork.

Inspects and maintains police vehicles, emergency response tools and equipment; and personal equipment according to Department standards.

Assists and coordinates with other emergency services personnel, outside organizations and businesses, and Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Presents education and information programs for community and school awareness projects; counsels’ residents on law enforcement activities and referral resources.

Performs additional assigned duties, including work with special enforcement teams.

Prepare incident and accident reports;

Patrol neighborhoods, maintaining a high visibility;

Respond to dispatched calls for service

Assist with special events;

Perform other duties as required;


Applicants MUST be currently certified through the TEXAS COMMISSION on LAW ENFORCEMENT (TCOLE) and hold at a minimum a Basic Peace Officer Certification and be in good standing.

The prospective applicant must be a high school graduate (or GED), possess a valid Texas Driver's License with no more than 3 moving violations or accidents within the past thirty-six (36) months.  Any conviction of Class B Misdemeanor or above is a dis-qualifier.

For U.S. Military Service, must present DD214

Visual acuity in both eyes, correctable to at least 20/20 binocular vision

Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record

Computer literate

Must meet all physical requirements

Interested applicants should submit a Personal History Statement packet and employment application, found at to the Riesel Police Department located at 104 N. Highway 6, Riesel, TX 76682. Personal History Statements must be filled out completely without errors.  Any omission or incomplete packets will not be considered.  Applicants will be subject to an extensive background check, physical, and drug screen to be considered for any position with the Riesel Police Department


Chief Ryan Dieterich

254-896-6501  Ext. 4

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