The purpose of this position is to protect life and property,
prevent and suppress crime, apprehend criminals, and enforce laws
and ordinances. Work normally involves patrol, investigation,
traffic enforcement, resolving complaints, and report writing
duties. The City is strongly oriented toward proactive crime
prevention activities and supports community based law enforcement
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Other duties may be assigned as needed.
Patrols the city to preserve law and order, to prevent and
discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic
Responds to calls for service involving traffic accidents,
domestic situations, misdemeanor or felony offenses, and other
public disturbances, and takes necessary police action.
Provides assistance to citizens in critical and/or emergency
situations where the security of lives and/or property may be
Investigates complaints of crimes, either as a uniformed officer
or a plain clothes detective, including gathering evidence at
crime scenes and locating and questioning witnesses.
Prepares and presents records and cases for prosecutions and/or
investigation of criminal, civil, and traffic offenses;
testifies as a witness in court.
Assists other jurisdictions and agencies in routine law
enforcement activities, emergency situations, and as part of
undercover investigations involving narcotics, gambling, and
Trains reserve police officers.
Maintains department and personal equipment in good operating
Maintains firearms proficiency.
Assists with animal control activities.