Entry Level Police Officer

Boise, ID
City of Boise

$30.58 Hourly

Summary Statement

The City of Boise is looking for individuals representing diversity in thought and experiences, which our citizens share. Candidates must have strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing. Candidates should possess good interpersonal skills, common sense, and have the ability to problem-solve.

Essential Functions

Provides information and assistance to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians regarding traffic violations, traffic issues, and relevant issues as required. Patrols an assigned area with the goal of preventing traffic violations and accidents. Aids persons in trouble and makes referrals to other agencies as appropriate. Issues warnings and/or citations for nonmoving and moving violations. Conducts traffic stops, performs appropriate field tests on citizens suspected of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), searches vehicles, and arrests suspects based on probable cause.

Responds to reports of suspected violations in-progress and general calls for services such as burglar alarms, armed robberies, assaults and batteries, disturbance of the peace, mental health crisis, and other issues as they arise. Identifies issues upon arriving on scene, and takes appropriate actions such as mediating disputes, securing crime scenes, gathering evidence, etc. Interviews available victims, witnesses and suspects. Handles and assists with criminal investigations.

Initiates, performs, and assists with probable-cause arrests in compliance with all city, state, and federal standards. Responds to, assists with, and/or otherwise notifies proper authorities of emergencies, immediate public safety issues, and related incidents as they occur.

Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training

  • Must meet the Idaho Peace Officer Standards Training requirements to become certified as a Police Officer.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training

  • Previous law enforcement experience