Austin I.S.D. - Entry Level Police Officer and Lateral Police Officer (Tx Only)

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Department Austin I.S.D. Police Department
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer and Lateral Police Officer (Tx Only)
SalaryPolice Officer 1&2: Base pay $49,275 ($23.69p/h) - $60,923 ($29.29/hr)
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Austin, TX

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Austin I.S.D. Police Department, TX

Austin I.S.D. Police Officer



High School Diploma or G.E.D, and a Texas Peace Officer Sequence Certification or graduation from a Basic Peace Officer Academy approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Incumbent must have passed the State Peace Officer Licensing Exam as administered by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Incumbent must also comply with the hiring standards set forth by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Requirements for Peace Officer Licensing.


  • No experience required for Police Officer I.
  • Senior Police Officer must have at least two (2) years of full time law enforcement experience.
  • Lateral Police Officer: Applicants must have a current Texas peace officer commission in good standing,
    at least three continuous years of full-time law enforcement experience in Texas, and have less than a
    180-day break in full-time law enforcement service. Officers who meet this requirement, as well as the
    other requirements listed for a police officer position with the agency, will be exempt from the physical
    fitness assessment and written exam, and will immediately move to Phase 2 of the hiring process upon
    submission of their Personal History Statement and related paperwork.


This position requires state mandated in-service training, successful completion of annual written tests on Texas Penal Code, Family Code, Education Codes, Alcohol and Beverage Code, Code of Criminal Procedures, and Motor Vehicle Code. Incumbent must be able to successfully complete quarterly fitness tests, and semi-annual firearms qualifications proficiency. Incumbent must have a valid Texas Driver's License.


Incumbent patrols district property to protect all AISD students, personnel, and visitors from physical harm and to prevent property loss to the District property due to theft or vandalism.Incumbent must also uphold and enforce all penal and education laws of State of Texas. Incumbent may have primary responsibilities for police investigations.


  • Patrol District property for suspicious activity, unauthorized persons on campus, or unauthorized entry after hours; provide “Close Patrols” for Austin ISD locations, as requested.
  • Respond to calls on crimes against person or property in progress, reports of crimes that have already occurred, accidents on District property, and intrusion/fire alarms; perform preliminary investigation at the scene (e.g., gather and preserve evidence, take statements.)
  • Arrest adults/juveniles and book persons into jail or juvenile detention centers for law violations as necessary.
  • Interview suspects, witnesses, and victims on school campuses.
  • Testify in court as needed.
  • Review offense reports before closing out or referring to Court. 
  • Complete paperwork associated with duties as necessary (e.g., affidavits for arrest, incident reports, activity reports.)
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as required (e.g., conduct background investigations, review pend cases with supervisor, assist other law enforcement agencies, deliver criminal incident reports to various courts.)
  • Provide executive protection; provide transportation to and from pre-designated places for the Austin ISD Board members and administrators.
  • Provide instructional presentations for students and staff.
  • Perform duties of Police Dispatcher as required.


Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.


Incumbent may spend extended periods of time patrolling and investigating crimes on Austin ISD property, both in automobiles and on foot.  Incumbent may be required to physically restrain parties involved in a conflict.  In extreme cases, incumbent may be exposed to violent and/or armed confrontations.  Physical fitness tests are required quarterly.  This position may involve routine exposure to blood or body fluids.  Regular attendance is required for this position.  Other job essential physical standards an Austin ISD Police Office must be able to perform:

  • Stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Run or walk stairs.
  • Perform rescue operations that may require lifting, carrying, or dragging heavy objects.
  • Jumping from elevated surfaces, such as a loading dock.
  • Use bodily force to gain entry through barriers.
  • Run after a fleeing suspect.
  • Perform patrol duties involving foot patrol, bicycle patrol, and vehicular patrol.
  • Effect arrests, using physical force if necessary.
  • Physically handle emotionally disturbed and out of control persons.
  • Ability to wear bullet proof vest weighing approximately 5 lbs.
  • Ability to carry a police duty belt at waist level weighing approximately 15-20 lbs.  The belt contains a gun, handcuffs, radio, and ammunition.


Most duties are performed independently, but a Supervisor may give general or detailed instructions for specific cases and reviews all paperwork completed by the incumbent.  Incumbent has frequent contact with District personnel, students, parents, and the general public.  Purpose of contact is to serve and to protect individuals within the geographic boundaries of the Austin ISD.  Incumbent may also have contact with other police agencies to share information and to provide other assistance.


Duty Days: 260
Pay Grade Police Officer I: PD2 
Pay Grade Senior Police Officer: PD3
Starting Salary for Police Officer I: $23.69 - $23.95/hr
Starting Salary for Senior Police Officer: $25.78 - $29.29/hr, depending on years of full time law enforcement experience, up to 15 years.

Stipends for bilingual ($100 per month) and field training officer ($100 per month)
Shift differential of $1.10 per hour for overnight shift
Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's Degree stipends ($75, $150, $225 per month)
Intermediate, Advanced, Master Peace Officer stipend ($75, $150, $225 per month)

Social Security
Teacher Retirement
Comprehensive Benefits Package
Employee Discount Program

An Equal Opportunity Employer

A.I.S.D. employees wanting to be considered for this position should complete an online internal application.

NOTE: Internal applicants must be in their current assignment for a minimum of 135 calendar days to be eligible to submit an internal application.

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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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