Lateral Police Officer

Post Falls, ID
City of Post Falls Police Department

$27.91 Hourly

Class Specifications

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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;

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.