Police Officer

West St. Paul, MN
West St. Paul Police Department
Salary: $$56,763.20-$$84,011.20 Annually

Performs responsible police work involving the protection and safety of the Community through the enforcement of laws and ordinances while developing a community relationship in such a manner that lives and property are protected and community livability is enhanced.  Performs related duties as required.

Closing Date/Time: Wed. 02/28/18 4:30 PM Central Time
Salary: $27.29 – $40.39 Hourly
$56,763.20 – $84,011.20 Annually

Responsibilities:

Primary Duties:
Enforces state and federal laws, Minnesota traffic code and city ordinances to protect life and property while maintaining order.
Patrols assigned areas, directs traffic, conducts preliminary investigations and identifies and preserves evidence.
Accurately and truthfully prepares general police and crash reports, CAD comments, forms, intelligence and other departmental communications in an unbiased manner in accordance with standards of the Department and industry.
Testifies in court as required in a prepared, credible manner.
Makes arrests and transports prisoners as required including complying with department booking procedures.
Patrols in such a fashion to safeguard the health, welfare and property of others.
Properly cares for prisoners in accordance with laws and Department policies and procedures.
Receives complaints from citizens of crimes committed, lost or stolen property or other matters requiring police attention; asks follow-up questions, provides advice and prepares documentation as needed or required.
Apprehends subjects involved with alcohol and chemical abuse or misuse violations to improve safety on roadways.
Reports matters to appropriate City staff that require attention of other city departments.
Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities as are apparent or delegated.
Inspects and maintains departmental issued and shared equipment, reporting when such equipment is in need of repair or replacement.
Participates and supports departmental programs.
Develops relationships with residents to enhance community problem solving and police programs.
Advises businesses and residents of safety precautions, crime prevention tactics and clarifies or provides information on State laws and City ordinances.
Provides timely information and reports to supervisory staff including any information of which supervisory staff should be made aware

Qualifications:

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Associate Degree in law enforcement, criminal justice or a directly related degree and licensed as a peace office by the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST) or be eligible to be so licensed.
Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License or equivalent out-of-state Driver's License with no suspensions or revocations within the past three years.
Must pass a comprehensive background check, medical exam, drug test, psychological exam and physical agility test.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Previous experience as a Police Officer or Sheriff's Deputy.
A Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or a related field.
Spanish or sign language fluency.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience as a part-time Police Officer, Military Police Officer, Corrections Officer, Community Service Officer or Reserve Officer.
Fluency in other non-English languages.
Supervisory experience in law enforcement.