Entry Level Patrol Officer

Post Falls, ID
Post Falls Police Department

Salary
$24.74 Hourly

Summary

Performs general duty and investigative police work in the protection of life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances; responds to calls for the protection of life and property; performs related work as required.The principal function of an employee in this class is to enforce state and local laws and ordinances, respond to calls for the protection of life and property, conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations, to make arrests and perform other assigned law enforcement and public safety duties. Duties normally consist of patrol and traffic activities in the City on an assigned shift.

Examples of Work Duties

  • Patrols assigned areas of the City in a car, motorcycle, bicycle, U.T.V., or on foot
  • Enforces state and local laws and ordinances
  • Maintains community presence and/or responds to calls for service and takes appropriate action
  • Responds to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents, and other public safety emergencies
  • Responds to patrol calls which include domestic incidents, burglaries, juvenile disturbances, civil disturbances, health and welfare assists, civil standby, business and residential alarms, thefts, traffic accidents, animal problems, civil protection order/no contact order violations and services, medical and fire calls, bomb threats, hazardous material spills, and other public and life safety incidents
  • Determines the existence of probable cause and identifies and takes suspects and offenders into physical custody, or refers charges for review and prosecution
  • Prepares reports of arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed
  • Completes reports and other related documents in a timely manner
  • Conducts both preliminary and follow-up investigations and collects evidence in disturbances, criminal incidents, hazardous incidents, vehicle accidents, and deaths
  • Verbally interacts with witnesses and victims, suspects, and offenders to obtain information
  • Conducts examinations of persons, vehicles, premises, or areas to determine the presence of individuals or illegal activities or articles
  • Takes suspect or offender into custody and delivers them to appropriate confinement location, maintaining security and safety of individuals being moved from one location to another

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency require; and
  • POST Certified Police Officer (ex. successfully completed the North Idaho College Basic Patrol Academy, an active Certified Reserve Officer with another agency); and
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age; and
  • Two years of reasonable work experience; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.