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The Riesel Police Department is currently seeking a certified peace officers to supplement their workforce.  Work hours will include nights, weekends, holidays and on-call shifts. Will be issued uniforms and a take home car. 

Prefer applicants living in Riesel area or able to relocate to Riesel within 1 year. Must be able to meet 30 minute response time.



 The City of Riesel is seeking a trusted, authentic, and approachable servant leader who is committed to enhancing the police department’s culture with a focus on faithfully serving the Riesel community to serve as its next Police Chief. A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, public safety is preferred or a closely related field and 8 years of increasingly responsible experience in public safety or law enforcement, including administrative and management responsibility, is required. Must be licensed as a peace officer with the State of Texas; have an Advanced or Master Peace Officer Certification issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and have a valid Texas Vehicle Operator License. Continuing education is required.

The salary range for this position will be determined by Council, dependent on the applicant's qualifications and experience.



The Chief shall perform administrative, managerial, technical functions and patrol duties associated with all functions of the Police Department, and the enforcement of all City statutes/ordinances and State laws/regulations for which the Police Department is accountable.  Duties and responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and directing all aspects of department operations; responding to and directing major calls/occurrences; managing a departmental budget and controlling expenditures; supervising all Police Department employees; and providing information and assistance to the public.  The Chief will develop and maintain a positive relationship with City leaders, the Mayor and the public.

General Purpose:

Performs a variety of complex administrative, supervisory, and professional work in planning, coordinating, and directing the activities of the Riesel Police Department

Essential Duties/Principal Activities:

  • Plans, implements, supervises and evaluates Department policies and operations to ensure that laws and ordinances are enforced and that the public peace and safety are maintained.
  • Reviews Department performance for effectiveness and formulates programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies.
  • Plans and implements procedures for the Department in order to carry out the goals of City Council.
  • Maintains Departmental discipline, conduct, and behavior of assigned personnel as provided for in the Personnel Policy & Procedures Manual and investigates grievances against the Department.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of system operations, records management, and software that is necessary to provide for the proper evaluation, control, and documentation of Department operations.
  • Prepares and submits a variety of reports as required by law or as appropriate in addition to periodic reports to the City Council regarding the Department's activities and statistics.
  • Prepares and presents annual budget requests for the Department; directs the implementation of the Department's budget; plans for and reviews necessary changes in staff and equipment
  • Evaluates evidence, witnesses, and suspects in criminal cases to correlate all aspects to assess for trends, similarities, or for associations with other cases.
  • Directs the investigation of crime scenes under the Department’s jurisdiction.
  • Cooperates with County, State, and Federal law enforcement officers as appropriate where activities of the Department are involved.
  • Ensures that personnel is assigned to shifts or working units that provide optimum effectiveness in terms of current situations and circumstances governing deployment.
  • Assigns officers to special investigations in accordance with their specific skills.
  • Ensures access to ongoing training and development of Department personnel as budgeted.
  • Performs the duties of subordinate personnel as needed.
  • Attends training and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field.
  • Meets with elected or appointed officials, other law enforcement officials, community and business representatives, and the public on all aspects of the Department's activities.
  • Must be actively involved in the Community as well as represent the Department in a variety of local, county, state, and other functions.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the City Council.      

Licensing and Other Special Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice in the field of police science or law enforcement, or a closely related field is preferred but not required; and other related coursework and training that demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning and practices in this field.
  • Eight (8) years of law enforcement experience, three (3) years of which must have been equivalent to a police sergeant or higher. Equivalent combination of education and experience may also suffice for meeting the qualifications for this position.
  • Possess at minimum, an Advanced Peace Officer Certification from TCOLE.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities                                                                     

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the enforcement of Ordinances in a Type A General Law city.
  • Ability to achieve a thorough knowledge of the City’s Ordinances.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions.
  • Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, supervisors, and other City Departments.
  • Skill in the use of the professional tools and equipment to include, but not be limited to: patrol car, police radio, radar gun, body and dash cameras, handgun and other weapons as required, ticket writers, patrol unit laptops, and software, office computers and word processing/spreadsheet software.
  • Must possess a valid State Driver’s License without a record of suspension or revocation in any state.
  • Ability to meet Department's physical standards and perform work requiring good physical condition as detailed below.


Physical Demands:

  • 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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to: walk, run, stand, sit, use hands and fingers to handle, operate objects, controls, or tools, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, speak and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to smell.
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Environmental Requirements:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works:  in an office setting; in outside weather conditions and is exposed to all weather extremes; near moving or mechanical parts and vibration; in high or precarious places, underground or in water; with explosives, fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




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. Will be issued uniforms and a take home car.  Must relocate to the City of Riesel or live close enough to respond to calls within 30 minutes.

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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