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City of Tom Bean Police Department Hiring Municipal Court Bailiff (Reserve)

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To apply, please contact the City of Tom Bean Police Department.

Reserve Bailiffs work under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police. The bailiff will independently carry out the daily tasks of a Bailiff in the courtroom.

The Tom Bean Municipal Court holds pre-trial hearing, jury trials, bench trials, show cause hearings, and juvenile dockets on the fourth (4th) Monday of each month, or as otherwise determined by the Judge. There is a 2-hour minimum commitment per month.

The Bailiff is responsible for all security aspects of court operations, including ensuring that the judge, judicial staff, and general public visiting the courtroom are safe. Maintaining order, safety, and security in the courtroom. Monitoring security scanner and weapons detectors when individuals enter the court for actual or potential weapons. Takes and maintains custody of in-court commitments. Supervises the transfer and custody of prisoners. Aids the public in emergency situations. Performs duties in accordance with specific written and oral instructions and established court procedures. Transfers paperwork to the judge. Ejects people from the courtroom when necessary / required. Provides help to witnesses going to and leaving the stand.

Bailiffs must have completed fifteen years of unsullied law enforcement service; and should possess an “advanced” (TCOLE) peace officer license. Must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Must have passed a medical exam, including a drug screening, vision test, psychological assessment and background investigation. Must be able to withstand frequent and prolonged: Walking, Standing & Sitting. Must be able to react quickly to dangerous situations and capable of subduing violent individuals when necessary.

The bailiff must have successfully completed the basic police officer academy, and the TCOLE mandated 10999 Court Security Officer training course.

Bailiffs are assigned to the Administrative Unit within the Department.

This position is a reserve / volunteer position. There is no salary or benefits offered for this position.

Tom Bean PD Officers Receive Special Recognition Awards

The Tom Bean Police Department would like to congratulate its officers who received special recognition awards tonight in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the Tom Bean City Council meeting. They are as follows:

Staff Sergeant Zach Smith – Patrol Service Identification Badge, 5-year Safe Driver ribbon, COVID-19 Service ribbon

Police Officer II Jeff Gober – Patrol Service Identification Badge, Field Training Officer ribbon, Intermediate Peace Officer Certification ribbon

Police Officer I Thad Anderson (Not Pictured) – Patrol Service Identification Badge, Field Training Officer ribbon, Intermediate Peace Officer Certification ribbon, Firefighter ribbon

Police Officer Eddie Stough – Firefighter ribbon

Chief Tim Green – Patrol Service Identification Badge, Administrative Service Identification Badge, 25-year Safe Driver ribbon, 26-year law enforcement service ribbon, COVID-19 Service ribbon

Congratulations to all!

Welcome Officer Rhett O’Neal to the Tom Bean PD family

Tom Bean Police Chief Swears in Officer Rhett O'Neal

Please join us in welcoming Officer Rhett O’Neal to the Tom Bean Police Department family.

Officer O’Neal is a US Army combat veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan and comes to us from the Whitewright Police Department where he served for the last year and a half.

Tom Bean Police Chief Swears in Officer Rhett O'Neal
Tom Bean Police Chief Swears in Officer Rhett O’Neal

Auction – Renee Bates Auctioneers ending 4/30

An auction will be held for the City Of Tom Bean, Texas selling seven Lots including Computers & Related, Muvi Body Cameras, Emergency Vehicle Equipment, Handheld Radios, Vehicle Parts

Closes: April 30, 2021 Beginning at 2:00 PM CDT

Location 201 S. Britton St. Tom Bean, TX 75489
Contact: Tim Green at 903-546-3013 or tgreen@tombeanpd.org
Inspection: By appointment only.

To bit or view items visit https://www.renebates.com/a_main_2.php?id=133


Department Honors Former Tom Bean Police Reserve Sergeant Larry Rittenhouse

Photo of L. Rittenhouse and Chief Green
Reserve Sergeant Larry Rittenhouse and Chief Timothy Green

At the December 10, 2018 City Council meeting, the City honored former Tom Bean Police Reserve Sergeant Larry Rittenhouse for ten years and eight months of dedicated service to the citizens of Tom Bean.

Sgt. Rittenhouse is the longest-tenured sworn officer in the history of the department.

We will miss you Larry, and wish you well in your future endeavors!

About the Tom Bean Police Official Seal

Official Agency Seal/ Coat of Arms of the Tom Bean Police Department Symbols, Representations & Meaning

The seal of the Tom Bean Police Department is circular in shape. Within the seal is an escutcheon (shield) – the sign of a defender. On the top of the escutcheon – is a Chief of cerulean (blue), which indicates the bearer of the shield (Tom Bean Police Department) has been entrusted by the citizenry with authority in the community.

The cerulean tincture of the Chief represents TBPD ‘s jurisdictional authority in and commitment to the community. Within the honor point of the escutcheon is a single gold star which is emblematical of the Tom Bean Police Department’s sworn authority within and representative of the Lone Star State (Texas). The gold tincture of the star is an homage to the original yellow contained in the first official symbolic representation of the Republic of Texas (The Burnet Flag).

The blazon featured beneath the Chief consists of four main compartmentalized devices (symbols or charges) which combine to represent the Bean surname (a derivative of Clan MacBean), and the ancestral line of our city’s namesake Mr. Thomas C. Bean. Independently these devices are: the lion, the hand, the sword, and the lymphad (ship). The four main tinctures of the blazon are red, silver, gold, and black.

The lion is tinctured in red, and positioned on the dexter side, just beneath the chief. The lion is emblematical of undying courage and is standing on a field of gold. The hand, also tinctured in red, is positioned on the sinister side in the field of silver, and demonstrates faith, sincerity, and justice. The sword is tinctured in red and situated on the dexter side beneath the lion. The sword lies in a field of silver and is representative of strength and honor. Finally, the lymphad, tinctured in black, is placed beneath the hand on the sinister side within a field of gold, and symbolizes ancient sea voyages (among which carried the Bean family to the shores of this great nation). The red tincture symbolizes strength and magnanimity. The silver tinctures signify truth and sincerity, the gold tinctures represent wisdom and generosity, while the black signifies constancy and prudence.

The escutcheon stands on a field of deeper blue representing vigilance, perseverance, and justice and is flanked to the left by a supporting live oak branch bearing acorns – symbolic of strength and security, and to the right by a supporting olive branch bearing olives – symbolic of peace and concordance. The two branches are crossed at the base, when combined with the lone star forms a version of the Texas State Coat of Arms.

Beneath the escutcheon lies the department motto “bono malum superate” (overcome evil with good).  Above the escutcheon lies the head of a bald eagle which stands in place of the crown and helmet of traditional heraldry and is representative of the City of Tom Bean’s participation in the federal union of the United States of America.

Above the eagle is the department’s slogan “Dum spiramus tuebimur” (While we breathe, we shall defend)

Around the perimeter of the Seal is the name of the Department” The City of Tom Bean Police Department, and al the base, the year 1977, when the Department was first founded

This seal, as described above, was conceptualized to represent the Department’s dedication to achieving victory in the pursuit of justice, as well as representing the department’s connections to the community and the historical origins that ultimately led to the city’s charter, and the department’s founding almost a century later.

Here is the Resolution adopting the seal in April, 2018

Tom Bean Police Department Awarded State Grant

Police Chief Tim Green is pleased to share this exciting news:

When I was hired to be Chief of Police with this organization in 2017, I was tasked with improving the operations of the police department. After an in-depth evaluation, we were able to determine that the internal network systems being utilized for the collection and storage of police records and information was significantly outdated, and in desperate need of being upgraded.

When I first raised these issues with Mayor Howard, and we began looking into what the cost of the needed upgrades was going to be, we both concluded that in order to do what we needed to do it was going to require funds that the city simply did not have, and likely would not have in the foreseeable future. It was at this point that we decided the best course of action was to seek federal and state grant assistance with our project.

Many months ago, we applied for a special grant through the Office of the Governor to assist with our efforts to achieve our goal of installing and implementing a modern, secure computer network both internally as well as within our police vehicles deployed in the field.

Today I am pleased to announce that we have received news that we have been awarded a grant of $57,596.08 to finally make this dream a reality. I am honored to have been a part of this project and I am looking forward to seeing it through to its conclusion. Thank you all for your support!