Patrol Officer

Ridgeland, MS
Ridgeland Police Department

Salary: $46,000.00 Annually.

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for the protection of life and property through the enforcement of local ordinances, state and federal law, and by monitoring and regulating traffic through enforcement or other means, as needed. Incumbent will be responsible for these duties in a designated area of the city. Work is usually performed under close supervision in accordance with established policies and procedures. Assignments are given by superior officer. Work is usually reviewed for adherence to standards and through reports and accomplishment of desired results.

Essential Functions:

  • Respond to situations involving in-progress or recent criminal activity to restore or maintain order, secure the scene, coordinate the gathering of information and/or evidence, and completing initial reports of same.
  • Conducts in-depth investigations of criminal or traffic incidents either independently or as part of a coordinated effort.
  • Gather and report intelligence information of possible use in solving or preventing crimes.
  • Resolve conflicts of potentially violent nature involving a wide variety of participants.
  • Provide counseling, referral, and follow-up services to resolve domestic and civil crisis and assist in preventing criminality.
  • Patrol assigned area to provide for quick response to calls for service, facilitate observation of criminal activity or conditions conducive to criminality, and allow for the gathering of intelligence information.
  • Attend business and civic meetings, recreation centers, and other community gatherings as directed, to represent the Ridgeland Police Department and the City of Ridgeland, and maintain awareness of problems and concerns.
  • Observe/report and follow-up on conditions which pose potential threats to public safety and health.
  • Provide rescue and first aid services in accidents, disasters, and other emergency situations.
  • Assist in prosecution of violators of laws and ordinances in City Court and other levels of prosecution, preparing and presenting cases for Grand Jury.
  • Operate police vehicles safely under routine and emergency conditions and maintains said vehicles in good working condition.
  • Perform other tasks as required.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Valid Mississippi drivers’ license.
  • Be age 21 years or older.
  • Certification by the Mississippi State Board of Law Enforcement Standards and Training is desired, but not required.