Police Officer Job Opening

Police Officer Job Posting

Job description:

The Ballinger Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.

This position is assigned to patrol duty and works under the supervision of a Patrol Sergeant and the Chief of Police.  Performs general duty police work in protecting and serving the community and properly enforcing laws and ordinances.

Principle duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Performs patrol duties throughout the City of Ballinger in a vehicle, or on foot, recognizing signs of criminal activity, and deterring such activity.
  2. Conducts initial criminal investigations by securing and controlling crime scenes, locating and interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects, and gathering evidence.
  3. Performs traffic enforcement and accident investigations.
  4. Makes arrests for violations of law.
  5. Responds to calls for service, both criminal and non-criminal nature.
  6. Completes timely written reports that are clear, complete, and concise.
  7. Assists the public with both criminal and non-criminal matters.
  8. Performs other duties and fulfills responsibilities as assigned.

Compensation/benefits:  Starting $33,280/ yearly (depending on experience), Employer-funded health, dental, and vision insurance, TMRS retirement, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

Applications may be obtained by calling (325) 365-3591 or come by 106 North 9th St, Ballinger, Texas 76821

Pre-Employment Drug Screen and a Medical Physical required.

The City of Ballinger is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

-High school diploma or GED.

-Must hold a valid TCOLE Peace Officer License.

-Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License with acceptable record.

-Must be able to work any shift, including nights and weekends.

-Must be physically fit to perform functions of a patrol officer.

-Must possess good communication skills, both orally and in writing.

-Must possess problem-solving skills.

-Must pass background investigation and oral interview.

-Must live within the City of Ballinger


Printable Information Release – information_release

Printable Information Release – background-pd-application

If printing and mailing information, please send to:

Ballinger Police Department

106 North 9th Street

Ballinger, TX 76821

Ballinger Emergency Alert System

Instructions to Sign Up

Follow the Link to Sign Up Online: City of Ballinger Emergency Alert System

The City of Ballinger has subscribed to an Emergency Alert System with Nixle.  If you would like to receive up-to-the-minute updates from the City of Ballinger, Police Department and Fire Department by email and cell phone.


  • It’s Free – It’s Safe

  • Stay informed about

  • Missing Persons

  • Road Closures

  • Health and Safety Alerts

  • Weather Alerts

  • Serious Crimes and More

You choose the information you want, delivered at no cost, by text message, email, and the web.


To quickly opt-in for Text Messages

  • Text COBTX to 888777.

  • You may also text Zip Code “76821” for more options.


To Register Online

  • Go to nixle.com

  • Click “Sign Up”

  • Enter your information in the spaces provided.

  • Enter an email address and cell phone number where you would like to receive messages.

  • Click “I Accept. Sign me up!”

  • Enter your home address to receive local messages.

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  • Click “Locations” tab

  • Click “Add New Location” to add addresses in your town or around the country. Do your relatives live out of the area?  Keep track of what’s happening near your loved ones and the places you work, live, or visit.

  • Click “Settings” tab

  • Select a location from the left-hand menu and subscribe to receive messages from each agency by checking the “Subscribe” option. Adjust which messages by priority level are sent to your email and/or cell phone.  Please note you must opt-in to receive messages from non-public safety agencies.

Benefit Raffle for Carlos Ruiz

Raffle tickets can be purchased at Ballinger Area Chamber of Commerce and Ballinger City Hall.

Ballinger Police Department accepting applications for Police Officer

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Ballinger Police Department

Police Officer

Job description:

The Ballinger Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.

This position is assigned to patrol duty, and works under the supervision of a Patrol Sergeant and the Chief of Police.  Performs general duty police work in protecting and serving the community and properly enforcing laws and ordinances.

Principle duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Performs patrol duties throughout the City of Ballinger in a vehicle, or on foot, recognizing signs of criminal activity, and deterring such activity.
  2. Conducts initial criminal investigations by securing and controlling crime scenes, locating and interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects, and gathering evidence.
  3. Performs traffic enforcement and accident investigations.
  4. Makes arrests for violations of law.
  5. Responds to calls for service, both criminal and non-criminal nature.
  6. Completes timely written reports that are clear, complete, and concise.
  7. Assists the public with both criminal and non-criminal matters.
  8. Performs other duties and fulfills responsibilities as assigned.

Compensation/benefits:  Starting $29,640/ yearly (depending on experience), Employer-funded health, dental, and vision insurance, TMRS retirement, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

Applications may be obtained by calling (325) 365-3591 or come by 106 North 9th St, Ballinger, Texas 76821

Pre-Employment Drug Screen and a Medical Physical required.

The City of Ballinger is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

-High school diploma or GED.

-Must hold a valid TECOLE Peace Officer License.

-Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License with acceptable record.

-Must be able to work any shift, including nights and weekends.

-Must be physically fit to perform functions of a patrol officer.

-Must possess good communication skills, both orally and in writing.

-Must possess problem-solving skills.

-Must pass background investigation and oral interview.

-Must live within the City of Ballinger

Printable Job Posting – police-officer-job-posting

Printable Background Application – background-pd-applicantion

Printable Information Release – information_release

Guardian Plan Forum August 15, 2016 – Updated

August 17, 2016

Article from the Ballinger Ledger

August 16, 2016

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Public Forum at the Ballinger High School talking about the Guardian Program. Arming BISD staff with firearms. All local Law Enforcement was present to answer any questions from the public.

August 15, 2016

Ballinger ISD will have a forum tonight at 7 PM in the high school auditorium to discuss the Guardian Plan.

The Guardian Plan allows teachers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds to protect students against potential shooters.

For more information on this forum please follow the link to the Ballinger Ledger website.

 

 

Ballinger Police Need your Help to Identify this Man

Ballinger Police Department is needing to identify this man. He is the suspect in a incident involving a stolen vehicle.

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Ballinger Police Department is needing to identify this man. He is the suspect in a incident involving a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was stolen around 0600 hrs on August 11th at the Ballinger Short Stop. The stolen vehicle was also used in a robbery that occurred last night in Abilene. The vehicle has been recovered but the suspect is still at large.

If you have any information please contact us at 325-365-3591, all information gathered will be confidential.