McKinney Police Department Career Opportunities

Police Officer Duties

The Patrol Division is an essential aspect of the department and where all new recruits begin their Police career. Police Officer duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Enforcing traffic and parking laws.
  • Participating in community policing activities.
  • Participating in mandatory and elective training including firearms and defensive tactics.
  • Patrolling their districts, responding to calls for service, conducting preliminary investigations, investigating traffic-related incidents, writing reports, pursuing and detaining suspects and making arrests.
  • Preparing for and attending court appearances.
  • Working with other police department units as well as other local, state and federal entities.

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The McKinney Police Department offers a variety of ways to serve in an officer capacity:

  • Accident Investigations
  • Ample advancement opportunities
  • Drone Operator
  • Community Relations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Hostage Negotiations
  • K-9 Handler
  • Motors
  • Mounted Horse Unit
  • Narcotics Unit
  • Neighborhood Police Unit
  • Patrol
  • Recruiting / Background Investigator
  • S.W.A.T
  • School Resource Officer
  • Traffic Unit

The McKinney Police Department offers several civilian positions as well:

  • Public Safety Communication Recruit & Specialist (911 operator)
  • Records Clerk and Open Records Specialist
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Forensic Investigators
  • Crime Analyst
  • Crime Victim Advocate
  • Administrative Assistants