Job Title: Reserve Police Officer
Exemption Status/Test: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Chief of Operations and Security Officer/Police Chief
Funding Source: UNPAID VOLUNTEER POSITION
Dept./School: Assigned Campus(es)


Primary Purpose:
Reserve officers commit to working at least 8 hours per month. They also work special assignments throughout the year.


Patrols district property to protect all students, personnel, and visitors from physical harm and prevent property loss due to theft or vandalism
Enforces all laws including municipal ordinances, county ordinances, and state laws
Works independently


Qualifications:
Education/Certification:
High school diploma or GED
Texas Peace Officer License issued by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
Clear and valid Texas driver’s license


Special Knowledge/Skills:
General knowledge of criminal investigation, police report writing, and criminal laws
Training and ability to subdue offenders, including use of firearms and handcuffs
Bonded as required by Texas Education Code §37.081(h)
Ability to pass required physical, psychiatric, and drug tests
Ability to work well with youth and adults


Experience:
Background in law enforcement or related work experience preferred


Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Law Enforcement
1. Patrol assigned campus(es) and routes walking or driving within district jurisdiction
2. Respond to all calls from campuses concerning crises, accidents, and reports of crime
3. Investigate criminal offenses that occur within district’s jurisdiction
4. Collect and preserve evidence for criminal investigations including witness statements and physical evidence.
5. Arrest perpetrators, file appropriate charges, and ensure placement in jail or juvenile detention centers for law violations as necessary.
6. Write effective legal incident reports.
7. Testify in court as needed.


Consultation
1. Work cooperatively with other police agencies to share information and provide other
assistance.


Safety
1. Help provide traffic control at athletic events, school closings or openings, or at any other time
2. Provide protection to or escort district personnel as needed

3. Operate all equipment including firearms according to established safety procedures


Administration
Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and documents required, including affidavits for arrest, incident reports, and activity reports


Supervisory Responsibilities:
None


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: District vehicle, firearms, handcuffs, security equipment, two-way radio, alarm system and other security equipment, fire extinguisher, and standard office equipment including computer and peripherals


Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing


Motion: Strenuous walking and climbing; frequent keyboarding/mouse, prolonged driving


Lifting: Moderate lifting and carrying (15–44 pounds)


Environment: Work inside and outside (moderate exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather), moderate exposure to noise, frequent districtwide travel


Other: Specific hearing and visual requirements; may be subject to adverse and hazardous working conditions including violent and armed confrontations; ability to control sudden violent or extreme physical acts of others and exhibit rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously


Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; prolonged hours; on call 24 hours a day.


*BISD has adopted policies CKE (Legal) and DEB (Legal). The district must also have a memorandum of understanding that outlines reasonable communication and coordination efforts between school police department and law enforcement agencies that have overlapping functions.


This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.