Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of patrol and related
duties involving the prevention of crime, the protection of life and
property, and the enforcement of Federal, State and local laws and
ordinances; makes investigations, assists in the preparation of cases
and testifies in court; serves in specialized departmental roles as
assigned; provides information and assistance to the public; performs
related work as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory or management
personnel. No supervision of staff is exercised.
This sworn, working-level law enforcement class performs all
non-supervisory assignments found in a municipal police department.
While incumbents are normally assigned to a specific geographic area for
patrol or traffic enforcement, all functional areas of the law
enforcement field, including investigation, youth services,
administration, and training are included. Incumbents may be armed and
may be assigned to work in uniform or plain clothes. Shift schedules and
job assignments may be changed periodically to assure the maximum
delivery of effective police service. This class is distinguished from
Police Sergeant in that the latter is the first supervisory level in
this sworn class series.
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Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work
assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations
so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the
Patrols the City within an assigned area in a radio dispatched
automobile to secure life and property, observe situations, report
suspicious or criminal activity, hazardous conditions and deter
crime by providing high visibility.
Responds to emergency calls for service, disturbances, thefts,
burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, suspicious
activities and other incidents to protect public safety and
property, resolve problems, diffuse situations and enforce laws and
Provides information, directions and assistance to the public in a
variety of situations; takes reports and assists the public with
complaints or unusual situations.
Performs a variety of community policing duties to maintain a highly
visible presence within the community for the purpose of deterring
crime, maintaining good community relations, and providing
assistance to the public, including speaking before various civic
and community groups, patrolling assigned divisions by foot, bicycle
or vehicle, and performing other related duties as required.
Observes, monitors and controls routine and unusual traffic
situations; stops and warns drivers or issues citations as
appropriate; assists motorist with inoperable vehicles and arranges
for immediate removal of stranded vehicles; provides direction and
traffic control in accident or incident situations, special events,
or other congested situations.
Makes arrests and serves warrants and subpoenas; takes individuals
into custody and may transport them for medical clearance and/or
booking at a longer-term facility, as required.
Secures crime scenes and evidence; interviews suspects, victims and
witnesses; collects and preserves evidence; performs complete
investigations and/or cooperates with other law enforcement agencies
providing investigative and case development support.
Conducts comprehensive investigations into felony and high level
crimes as assigned including conducting surveillance activities and
coordinating and maintaining crime scene activities.
Provides oversight of juveniles and delinquents; interprets law to
school officials and parents; confers with school administrators to
identify and discuss criminal and public safety issues; works to
resolve cases involving unfit homes and crimes committed against or
by juveniles; advises and refers juveniles to appropriate community
resources as requested or as necessary.
Assists the City Attorney or the District Attorney staff in
preparing, documenting and developing cases and gathering
information; testifies in court as required.
Directs the activities of police support personnel and/or volunteers
in office and field situations.
Provides emergency medical attention to the public when responding
to calls for assistance, and requests appropriate medical assistance
Provides mutual aide to other law enforcement agencies as dispatched
and in accordance with departmental policy.
Prepares reports; prepares and maintains logs, records and accurate
Serves writs, warrants, subpoenas and other legal documents.
May perform and/or coordinates specific program or project areas,
such as: community-oriented policing; school liaison; project and
resource development; investigations; crime prevention; and/or field
Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions, and
reviews publications and materials to become and remain current on
principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.
Oversees the use and care of equipment as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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