Police Officer

Durant, OK
Durant Police Department

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of duties involved in the enforcement of laws and the
prevention of crimes; controls traffic flow and enforces state and local traffic regulations; issues citations;
participates in and conducts a variety of criminal investigations; makes arrests; provides support and assistance
to special crime prevention and law enforcement programs, and performs a variety of technical and
administrative tasks in support of law enforcement services and activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol designated areas of the City in car, by foot, or other means to preserve law and order, discover
    and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; protect real
    and personal property by providing security checks of residential, business, and public premises;
    maintain awareness of and remains alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen vehicles, missing
    persons, traffic violators, and crimes in progress; issue warnings and citations.
  • Respond to calls for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general
    public service calls, and complaints, including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards,
    misdemeanor, and felony incidents, domestic disturbances, property control, civil complaints, and
    related incidents; investigate complaints and takes appropriate action, which may include the use of
    deadly or nondeadly force; use sound judgment under adverse, stressful conditions.
  • Conduct investigations at scenes of incidents to which summoned or incidents observed; determine
    what, if any, crime has been committed; identify, collect, preserve, process, and book evidence; locate
    and interview victims and witnesses; identify and interrogate suspects.
  • Work in partnership with the District Attorney’s Office to obtain and file criminal complaints on arrested
  • Prepare and serve search and arrest warrants; apprehend and arrest offenders for crimes committed
    under federal, state, and local laws and codes; control and mitigate people under the influence of drugs
    or alcohol or other potentially hostile situations.
  • Serve as liaison and public relations officer to the public; establish and preserve good relationships with
    the general public; answer questions from the public concerning local and state laws, procedures, and
    activities of the department; make presentations before a variety of public groups to promote crime
    prevention activities and to enhance public understanding of Police activities.
  • Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of
    offenders and the investigation of offenses; may respond to requests for assistance from agencies
    outside the City for mutual aid in the suppression of civil disturbances, apprehension of criminals, or
    other related requests.
  • Participate in continuous training to enhance law enforcement skills, including firearms proficiency,
    defensive driving skills, apprehension, and arrest techniques, investigative skills, and general law
    enforcement skills.
  • Perform a variety of administrative and other types of duties in support of law enforcement services, programs, and activities; attend meetings.
  • Initiate and complete reports, legal documents, and other required paperwork; prepare various reports, including those on activities, operations, arrests made, and unusual incidents observed; prepare investigative reports and case information.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Class D Driver’s License.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation.
  • Successful completion of a physical agility test.
  • Successful completion of a written exam.
  • A mental health evaluation falling in the normal range of functioning as determined by a qualified mental health professional.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, Criminal Science, or other related field.
  • CLEET Certification.
  • Previous law enforcement experience.