Mansfield ISD police officers are proactive rather than reactive. They are entrusted with the protection of life and property of those who attend, work and visit our schools and facilities.
The Mansfield ISD Police Department hires licensed and non-licensed applicants. Licensed officers will begin their field training shortly after their start date. Non-licensed officers will attend a TCOLE recognized police academy and must successfully complete the academy and pass the state exam prior to beginning their field training. Officers continually receive training to maintain their license and complete mandated training as required by TCOLE and other licensing agencies.
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Officers are assigned to a school campus or patrol to protect life and property; prevent and detect crime; make arrests; collect evidence; prepare reports; enforce local, state and federal laws as well as Mansfield ISD parking regulations; conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations; perform building checks with extensive foot patrols indoor and outdoor; maintain surveillance and develop information on criminal suspects; control traffic at congested sites; and perform a wide variety of other law enforcement activities. To qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Currently holding a valid TCOLE peace officer license or successfully complete Police Academy and TCOLE exam
- Have a high school diploma or equivalency (G.E.D.)
- Have a valid driver’s license and proof of liability insurance
- Must have an outstanding character and reputation with no felony convictions
- Successfully pass an extensive background investigation to include credit history, driver license, employment and personal history statement.
The Hiring Process
- Openings are posted on the MISD website Police Job Postings page.
- All applicants (police, civilian, and dispatchers) MUST complete and return the documents listed on the website prior to being considered for employment.
- A thorough review of each applicant will be conducted prior to oral boards being scheduled. Applicants may then be scheduled for an oral board. Applicants may also be required to complete a writing exercise directly following their oral board.
- Upon successful completion of the oral board, applicant(s) may proceed to:
- Conditional Job Offer
- Background Investigation
- Psychological and Polygraph
- Physical (including drug screen)
- Job Offer
- Electronic Fingerprinting (All school district employees must be fingerprinted electronically per law and applicants are responsible for any costs associated.)
- Dispatch and civilian applicants that meet the requirements will be scheduled for an interview. A typing test may also be scheduled for dispatch applicants.
- We operate 24/7 year round.
- We have both 226- and 261-day police officer positions. 261-day officers cover the district during weekends and periods of extended breaks. All dispatcher positions are 261-day contracts.
- NOTE: 261-day positions are filled; we are currently only hiring 226-day officers.
- Officer/Dispatcher Pay
- Officer pay is determined by the level of TCOLE license the applicant has at the time of hire.
- Recruits attending a police academy will be paid as a recruit on the recruit pay level. All Texas police officers must complete a year of service before being awarded their Basic Certification.
- Dispatcher pay is determined by the level of TCOLE certification the applicant has at the time of hire.
- All district employees are paid on or around the 20th of each month depending on what day of the week it falls on and if the district is out on an extended break.
- Police Department Personnel:
- 33 full-time sworn police officers
- 6 full-time dispatchers
- 1 fingerprint technician
- 2 truancy officers
- dispatch supervisor
- 4 Sergeants
- 2 administrative assistants
- Assistant Chief
- Chief of Police
- Officers working 226 days receive the same breaks for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break that faculty and students receive. They also receive ten additional days to use as vacation during summer months.
- Officers and dispatchers working 261 days receive ten days of vacation each year ANDten holidays: two days for Thanksgiving, three days for Christmas, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, New Year’s Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
- All officers work sporting events, dances, carnivals, graduations, proms, musicals and any other event determined by the Chief of Police. All overtime is paid in accordance with Federal Law.
- All uniforms (police and dispatch), equipment (department issued handgun) and dry cleaning of uniforms are provided at no expense to the employee. Footwear and undergarments are the employee's responsibility.
- All officers are assigned their own patrol vehicle. These vehicles are not take home vehicles except during times the officer may be on-call. Officers are on-call for one week time periods approximately two times a year.
Apply In-Person or Online
All interested applicants may pick up an employment application at the Mansfield ISD Police Department, located at 1522 N. Walnut Creek, Mansfield, Texas 76063 or you can apply online. All applications must meet the minimum requirements to qualify for further consideration.