Police Officer

  • 250 W. First Street, Prosper, Texas
  • Jul 27, 2021
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description


The Town of Prosper is currently accepting applications for:

Starting pay: $62,087 (without experience)
OR $63,950 (with Police Officer experience)
Annual Step Increases
Comprehensive Benefits Package
Excellent Retirement Benefits (TMRS)

The Town of Prosper is a vibrant and growing community with an excellent reputation as a place to live and work - offering competitive salaries and benefits, along with opportunities for professional development and career growth. The Town has excellent schools, low crime, and offers easy access to DFW's culture, arts, sports, and entertainment venues. We are conveniently located north of Dallas and 32 miles from the DFW International Airport, 35 miles from Downtown Dallas, and 14 miles from the Collin County Regional Airport. The estimated population is 31,100 with land area of 27 square miles.
(Exam date to be determined. Once an exam date has been scheduled, eligible candidates will be notified via email.)


This position performs law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work and other special assignments; and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Department. This is a sworn position. (A full job description may be found on the Town's website through the Employment page.)


Minimum eligibility requirements for Police Officer are established by the Town of Prosper and are shown below. Applicants must:

  • Submit a completed application at www.prospertx.gov . (Please answer all questions. A resume in lieu of application will not be accepted and may deem the application as incomplete .)
  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of application
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • 2 years or more of law enforcement experience is preferred
  • Current TCOLE Peace Officer license is preferred

To be considered for a position as a Police Officer applicant, you must:
  • Pass a written examination
  • Pass a comprehensive background investigation
  • Be a United States citizen

Those applying for Police Officer must also meet the following requirements:
  • Be able to perform the essential duties of a Police Officer
  • Meet all legal requirements necessary for licensing and certification as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Must be able to work any and all shifts, as needed, including nights, weekends, and holidays, to meet the needs of the Department, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Applicants who are now discharged but have served a minimum of two (2) years on Active Duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and want this time to be considered as an eligibility requirement must submit a photocopy of their DD214 , undeleted ( must contain sections 23-30), or other applicable military separation document (subject to verification) as part of the Personal History packet. This includes Armed Forces and National Guard.

Eligibility from this exam shall be in effect for 12 months from the date of testing, unless the list of qualified applicants is exhausted earlier. All qualified applicants will be notified of the testing date with relevant information via email. All applicants must have a current and valid email address on file.


Ability to:
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively, and determine and take emergency action.
  • Learn the operation of standard equipment and facilities required in the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Use, care for and qualify with firearms.
  • Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Meet the physical requirements established by the Department.
  • Think and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately.
  • Understand and interpret laws and regulations.
  • Use standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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.
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell.
  • Frequently required to walk, stand and sit.
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to meet and maintain minimum physical standards as outlined by department policy.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Regularly works in outside weather conditions.
  • Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


The selection and hiring process for a Police Officer will involve the following steps:
  • Submit a fully COMPLETED initial application (resume will not be accepted in-lieu of)
  • Pass the department administered Entrance Exam
  • Completion of the department's Personal History Statement packet (including the submission of any required or requested documents)
  • Completion of an extensive Background Investigation
  • Complete a departmental Oral Review Board
  • Complete a Police Chief Interview
  • Complete a Polygraph Exam from a department designated Polygrapher
  • Complete a Psychological Assessment from a department designated Psychologist
  • Complete the department's Physical Agility Test/Worksteps
  • Complete a Town designated medical exam and/or subsequent required testing to assure fitness for duty
  • Successfully pass a Town designated Drug Screen
Only qualified applicants will move to the next step after successful completion of the previous step. The entire process may take approximately 3 - 6 months.
  • An incomplete, falsified or omissions found on initial application.
  • An incomplete, falsified or omissions found in the Personal History Statement/packet.
  • Conviction or admission of any felony.
  • Conviction of any Class A or B misdemeanor in the past 10 years.
  • Conviction or admission of any illegal drug use within the past 5 years, or use of marijuana within the past 2 years.
  • Conviction of family violence within the past 10 years.
  • Dishonorable or other than other than honorable discharge from the military. (Misconduct related discharges will not be accepted.)
  • Being prohibited by State or Federal law from operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Having ever used substances to include, but not limited to: LSD, PCP, Cocaine, Methamphetamine or any other similar type of substances.
  • Having ever been convicted of the misdemeanor offense of indecent exposure or delivery of any amount of marijuana with or without remuneration.
  • Having been convicted of 4 or more hazardous traffic violations within 12 months preceding date of application.
  • Having been convicted of 7 or more hazardous traffic violations within 24 months preceding date of application.

This job description is not an employment agreement, contact agreement, or contract. Management has exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.


Job Address

250 W. First Street, Prosper, Texas 75078 United States View Map