General Statement of Job
The purpose of this class within the organization is to perform general duty police work in the protection of life and property through crime prevention and enforcement of law and ordinances.
Patrols a designated area of the town on foot, on a motorcycle, or in a radio cruiser to maintain visibility in the community; answers calls and complaints involving fire, automobile accidents, robberies and other misdemeanors and felonies; deters unlawful activity and ensures public safety; looks for unusual or suspicious activities or persons; arrests individuals committing criminal activity; enforces local, state and Federal laws and Town ordinances; completes detailed reports and required paperwork such as calls for service, arrest reports, and accident reports; testifies in criminal, traffic, domestic, and juvenile courts after coordination with prosecutors; responds to cross-examination.
Conducts traffic stops and determines appropriate violation; gives verbal reprimands; issues citations for violation, and if appropriate, arrests driver for suspected criminal violation; issues traffic summons for such offenses as reckless driving, speeding, and driving on suspended license; conducts accident investigations; determines speed, direction, angles, rotation in vehicular crash investigations; provides first-aid for the injured; takes safeguards to prevent further accidents; interviews principals and witnesses; takes written statements from drivers and witnesses; examines vehicles and roadways; observes traffic control devices and obstruction to view; takes necessary street measurements; clears the scene of obstruction and wreckage.
Maintains proficiency in using both a firearm and safely maneuvering an emergency vehicle; makes appropriates decisions under emergency conditions while maintaining memory of all persons and places.
Minimum Training and Experience
Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Must be able to successfully complete required law enforcement courses and obtain required law enforcement certifications. Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment, possess a valid State driver’s license and be a U.S citizen.