Salary: $21.63 – $38.18
Performs police work in enforcing laws and ordinances. Activities include preventing, detecting, and investigating crimes and apprehending suspects. Responds to calls from the public involving personal injury and provides assistance to citizens requesting service and/or information. Performs educational, victim-witness support, and problem-solving efforts.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Patrols designated areas of the city to preserve law and order, prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and enforce laws and ordinances.
- Response to citizen requests for service, aid, and information; renders assistance as needed.
- Responds to calls for police and medical emergency aid; evaluates the condition of injured persons at accident scenes, administers appropriate first aid and other medical type services in accordance with training and prescribed instructions.
- Transports patients to medical facilities as needed.
- Prepares reports, maintains records of investigations, and testifies in court.
- Conducts accident investigations and takes safeguards to prevent further accidents. Interviews drivers and witnesses and takes written statements.
- Examines condition of an accident scene and clears scene of obstructions and wreckage.
- Enforces traffic laws and ordinances.
- Obtains evidence and traces persons and vehicles in accidents or involved with vehicle code violations.
- Performs jail-related activities including booking, photographing, fingerprinting, housing, and releasing prisoners.
- Transports prisoners to other jail facilities as necessary and performs hourly jail checks of incarcerated prisoners.
- Completes documentation and conducts inquiries through the use of computerized equipment.
Officers may be assigned to various specialized positions such as Detective Unit, CYOU, Drug Task Force, etc., as needed by the department to carry out department objectives.
- Education and Special License(s)/Certifications – Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of employment. High school diploma or equivalent. Certified as a Peace Officer in a First-Class County in Missouri or able to be certified. Requires valid driver’s license.
- Experience – None.