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1055 South Grady Way, WA
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*Patrol the City on an assigned shift in a police vehicle, on a motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot; patrol business and residential districts occasionally on foot to provide an element of safety by obvious visibility; look for crimes or potential crimes in progress.
*Answers calls and complaints involving criminal and noncriminal activities, fires, traffic collisions, domestic situations, disturbances and takes appropriate police action.
*Administers emergency first aid to injured or incapacitated persons as required.
*Stop traffic violators, identify suspicious individuals and take appropriate action; apprehend violators or offenders of the law, sometimes involving a substantial element of personal danger and use of physical force.
*Tactfully diffuse verbal or physical confrontations.
*Utilize and maintain a variety of specialized equipment such as firearms, police vehicles, radios, batons, handcuffs, pepper spray, electrical control devices, breath testing equipment and others according to established procedures; maintain proficiency in driving and the use of firearms.
*Search for lost or wanted persons.
*Direct traffic when required.
*Determine when a lawful search or arrest can or should be attempted; determine when physical force should be used on an individual and the extent of such force as governed by department General Orders.
*Develop knowledge about known offenders and correlate reported offenses; recover lost or stolen property; prepare affidavits and search warrants; interview witnesses and suspects; use informants and other investigative aids.
*Appear in court to present evidence and to testify against persons accused of crimes.
*Write police and other related reports.
assistance and direct citizens to appropriate resources as necessary.
*Take direction from a police supervisor.
*Participate in training programs as required.
*Remain current with relevant technological advancements as it relates to assignment.
Perform related work as required.
*Denotes an essential function
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
· City ordinances, applicable federal and state laws, WAC rules and department General Orders.
· Modern police methods and procedures.
· Geography and street locations.
· Laws of arrest, search and seizure, including legal ramifications of action taken.
· Principles of crime and accident investigation.
· Basic techniques of crime prevention.
· Basic techniques of criminal investigation.
· Identification and preservation of evidence.
· First aid principles and applicable procedures.
· Organization and planning.
· Effectively use and care for various types of firearms and other less/non lethal weapons or devices.
· Operate police vehicle and other police equipment in emergency situations.
· Deal with the public courteously, firmly, and effectively.
· Establish and maintain cooperative and effective interpersonal relationships.
· Work as an individual or as a team to accomplish a goal or objective.
· Analyze dangerous situations rapidly and accurately and adopt an appropriate course of action.
· Work and maintain control in stressful, hostile, and hazardous situations.
· Enforce all applicable laws.
· Prepare clear and concise reports.
· Act without direct supervision and exercise good judgment and independent discretion.
· Understand and carry out oral and written instruction.
· Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
· Manage situations firmly, courteously and tactfully, with respect for the rights of others.
· Deal effectively with violations of rules, policies, and procedures on an impartial basis.
· Maintain a high standard of physical fitness.
· Utilize current and emerging technologies as they relate to assignment.
POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY LEVEL:
Must be able to pass the
Washington State Criminal Justice Basic Law Enforcement Training Course.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
· Ability to read and write the English language
· United States citizen
· Good physical condition
· Not less than 21 years of age at the time of examination
· Ability to pass entrance examination successfully and meet the minimum medical and health standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission
· Valid Washington State driver's license by date of hire
· Stringent personal background investigation; polygraph examination, psychological evaluation conducted by a psychologist; and a medical physical, including a drug-screening test
· Must be able to qualify for the ACCESS Certification
Work is performed in the field, often in dangerous or emergency circumstances requiring vigorous physical activity and exertion.