$53,383
Avg. Salary
$30.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Police Officer with Writing Procedures & Documentation skills in Fort Worth, Texas is $30.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Police Officer with Writing Procedures & Documentation skills in Fort Worth, Texas is $53,383 per year.

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Job Description for Police Officer

A police officer is part of one of the three areas of our criminal justice system. Members of the police force are responsible for enforcing the law. An officer will patrol neighborhoods to deter criminal activity as well as monitor any threat to public safety. A police officer will respond to incidents and complaints reported to the police department, document interactions with suspects, victims, and witnesses, and collect evidence at the scene of the crime. Police officers arrest offenders and suspects, collect evidence from them, and testify in court about cases in which they were involved. A member of the police force will also work with the community to coordinate community service events and outreach programs and to offer educational services to the neighborhoods the officer patrols. A police officer must complete the police academy training program, and quite often a certificate or degree in a criminal justice program is required. People applying to join the police force must pass a strict background check including their criminal history, driving record, and credit reports, in order to ensure that all members of the police force are upstanding members of society who will be a good fit with the community. A police officer must be in and remain in good physical condition, as the job may sometimes require strenuous physical activity. Hours for the position vary and are subject to changes based on the availability of other employees, and quite often a police officer will work night shifts and weekends. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Police Officer Tasks
  • Patrol neighborhoods to prevent and stop crimes and threats to safety.
  • Coordinate community work and outreach and offer educational services.
  • Arrest offenders and suspects, collect evidence, and testify about cases.
  • Respond to incidents and complaints, document interactions, and collect evidence.

About Fort Worth, Texas

Tarrant County, Texas
836,969
Male:
414,126 (49.5%)
Female:
422,843 (50.5%)
Fort Worth is the 16th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. The city is in North Central Texas and covers nearly 350 square miles (910 km2) in the counties of Denton, Parker, Wise, and Tarrant, of which it is the county seat. According to the 2015 census, estimates, Fort Worth's population is 833,319. The city is the second-largest in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area (the "DFW Metroplex"). The city was established in 1849 as an Army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. Today, Fort Worth still embraces its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design. USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) is the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city. Fort Worth is home to the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and several world-class museums designed by internationally known contemporary architects. The Kimbell Art Museum, considered to have one of the best collections in...
Fort Worth:
$55,888
Texas:
$55,653
$936
Fort Worth:
$136,700
Texas:
$152,000
3.9%

Police Officer Job Listings

Key Stats for Police Officer

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
43%
20 years or more
29%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
43%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 40%