Police Officer

Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho Falls Police Department

$53,788.80 – $82,430.40 Annually

Essential Functions

Police Officers receive training in law enforcement principles and procedures, such as criminal investigation, evidence collection, patrol, and traffic procedures. Receives training in applicable Laws, Ordinances, Codes, and Departmental Rules and Procedures.

Receives in-service training and guidance from Supervisors while performing entry-level law enforcement work in patrol, traffic, and other Police functions. May operate a Police vehicle while patrolling an assigned area; responds to calls for assistance; enforces Laws and Ordinances; performs other functions normally performed by an Officer on a training basis with supervision. Prepares accident, offense, incident, arrest, and other forms of reports. Checks for proper operation of assigned equipment; performs emergency repair; reports mechanical problems.

Administers first aid to injured individuals as needed.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

To be eligible candidates must have the following:

1. United States citizenship (this is a POST Certification requirement).
2. 21 years of age by date of hire.
3. High School Diploma or GED equivalent (copy of transcripts required).
4. A valid driver’s license.
5. The ability to successfully complete all testing requirements.
6. Good written and oral communication skills.
7. The ability to function on a day-to-day basis with limited supervision.
8. Certified by the Idaho Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) Council within one year of employment.
9. Successful candidates must pass a thorough background investigation.
10. Successful candidates must pass medical, polygraph and psychological examinations (after a contingent offer of employment).