Under direction, performs a variety of basic law enforcement
activities to prevent crime, maintain law and order, and identify
and apprehend suspects. The majority of positions in this class are
assigned to the patrol division, with others assigned to
investigation, community and youth services, and administration. All
may be called upon at any time to respond to a major crime scene or
other law enforcement priority outside their regular assignment.
Performs related responsibilities as required.
Patrols an assigned area for the prevention of crime and enforcement
of federal, state and local laws and regulations, and arrests
violators as necessary.
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- Patrols an assigned area for the prevention
of crime and enforcement of federal, state and local laws and
regulations, and arrests violators as necessary.
- Responds to radio messages, telephone
instructions, and/or citizens requests to appear at scenes of
disorder or crime as assigned.
- Conducts preliminary or follow-up
investigations of crimes and disturbances including burglaries,
thefts, robberies, narcotics action, deaths, assaults and
- Collects and preserves evidence and may
determine what evidence should be collected.
- Testifies in court at civil and criminal
- Directs traffic, including regulation of
vehicle flow, at times of emergency or congestion.
- Stops drivers who are operating vehicles
unsafely or in violation of laws, and issues traffic and parking
- Serves warrants and subpoenas.
- Prepares detailed reports of arrests,
investigations and unusual incidents for the use of other
officers, correctional and other government agencies, and
- May receive special assignment to assist
other law enforcement and government agencies.
- If assigned to Community and Youth Service
Bureau, may work in the prevention, amelioration and
investigation of juvenile delinquency, child abuse and sexual
- May participate in public education programs
and make presentations regarding traffic safety and a variety of
crime prevention topics; may serve as Department representative
to other public agencies, task forces or committees.
- Attends Department meetings and briefings and
may participate in internal task forces.
- May perform duties of higher rank for
- Performs related duties as required.
This position reports to a Police Agent or Police Sergeant and does
not supervise as an ongoing assignment.