City of Owasso

  • Police Officer

    Job Locations US-OK-Owasso
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/7/2019 6:31 PM)
    # of Openings
    Police Department
  • Overview

    Job Summary:

    Provides law enforcement services to the community within the mission, goals, and objectives of the agency, and in compliance with governing federal, state, and local laws.  Responds to emergency calls, makes criminal and traffic related arrests, patrols neighborhoods and roads, and protects the life and property of the citizens.  Performs a variety of public safety tasks in the performance of law enforcement.



    • $42,659 - $51,351 annual base pay depending on experience and education
    • Plus education pay of $1200/yr for an associate’s degree or $1500/yr for a bachelor’s degree
    • Plus holiday pay of $1842/yr
    • $850 uniform allowance payable each July, after completing one year of service
    • Longevity pay commences at 5 years of service
    • $1,000/yr incentive for certified* police officers payable upon completion of probationary period, maximum of 5 years. *Certifications and years of experience are approved at the discretion of the Chief of Police
    • $2,000 hiring incentive for fluent Spanish speaking individuals subject to department testing
    • $3,000 hiring incentive for those individuals who can speak, read and write Spanish fluently, subject to department testing



    All communication is done through email. After submitting your application, if you do not receive an email with further instructions within four (4) business days, contact Janie Alonzo Bretanus at 918-376-1538. Please be sure to check your spam or junk mail.



    • Ability to operate two-way radios, vehicle and handheld types; radar equipment and Breathalyzer equipment
    • Ability to read, understand and interpret ordinances, laws and other operating procedures and communicate both orally and in writing
    • Ability to drive a vehicle safely and efficiently while under stress and while communicating on radio
    • Ability to deal effectively with others in both stressful and routine day to day situations
    • Willingness to follow orders, and to work with others
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
    • Must be honest in dealing with the public and obey all laws
    • Ability to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekend, and long hours as necessary
    • Ability to read and interpret maps and give directions as needed
    • Ability to handle emergency situations in a calm manner
    • Ability to perform all aspects of Community Policing


    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

    • Must be between the ages of 21and 45, unless a current participant in the Oklahoma Police Pension system
    • Must possess (by the date of the Chief's interview) a minimum of 60 college hours from a college or university accredited by a Regional Accrediting Organization. (Military experience cannot count as college hours)

    • Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License which has not been suspended or revoked in the past five years and no more than 3 or more moving violations in the past three years
    • Must not have been convicted of domestic abuse or be listed as a defendant on a protective order
    • Must not have been convicted of a felony crime or have any pending criminal actions
    • Must not be a current user of controlled substances
    • Must not have been convicted of alcohol related driving offense or crime of moral turpitude
    • Must successfully complete a basic Police Academy as taught by the Council on Law Enforcement Education & Training (CLEET) and written, practical and field exercises under the direct supervision of a Field Training Officer during the first twelve (12) months of the probationary period.
    • Successful candidates must demonstrate proficiency with firearms (both handgun and long gun on a semi annual basis) and custody and control techniques to defend self and others


    Deadline for Application: Monday, February 25, 2019 at noon

    Deadline for Requested Documentations, including Background Investigation Packet & official college transcripts: Thursday, February 28, 2019 at noon

    Physical Agility Test: Saturday, March 9, 2019

    Written Exam: Saturday, March 9, 2019


    Offer for Employment is contingent upon passing the following:
    • Preliminary testing, physical agility test, and written test
    • Oral Review Boards
    • Chief Interviews and City Manager Interviews
    • Extensive Background Investigation
    • Polygraph Examination
    • MMPI Psychological Examination
    • Police Pension Board Physical

    • Pre-employment drug screening





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