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Police Officer

Frederick, CO
Frederick Police Department

The Town of Frederick seeks POST-certified Police Officers to fill recent vacancies due to internal promotions. We are growing rapidly and we want YOU to grow with us!

The Town currently offers a hiring incentive of $10,000 ($5,000 payable upon successful completion of the FTO program, and $5,000 payable upon completion of the first year of service.)

Frederick Police Officers maintain civil order and enforce laws and ordinances. Police Officers are responsible for the preservation of the public peace, protection of life and property, the prevention of crime, proper enforcement of the laws and ordinances of the Town, and other related duties and tasks as assigned. Each officer will be held to a high standard of performance within that structure

Salary Range: $63196 – $84689 Per Year

Responsibilities:

• Fairly and impartially enforce all traffic laws including parking and bicycle violations by issuing a warning or summons.
• Faithfully and diligently patrol the Town of Frederick, and by his/her vigilance and activity render it difficult for anyone to commit a crime therein. When required to interrupt regular patrol to give attention to any complaint, call for assistance, arrest, or other emergency, he/she shall attend to such duties promptly and without unnecessary loss of time, resume patrolling the Town of Frederick.
• Investigate reported crimes and detect and apprehend those responsible.
• Enter reports into the computer and submit any other paperwork on all cases within twenty-four hours of the incident or before any days off occur.
• Keep his/her immediate supervisor apprised of the progress of assigned cases.
• Be responsible for the care and preservation of all physical evidence obtained at the scene of a crime. Following the disposition of a case, evidence will be returned to the owner, destroyed, or turned over to the Chief of Police according to policy.
• Be familiar with the operation of all investigative aids for which he/she might have need.
• Contact and question any person whom he/she has reason to suspect of any unlawful, illegal, or suspicious behavior. A contact card regarding any person questioned shall be completed by the officer before ending his/her tour of duty.
• Be familiar with practices, haunts, and associations of known criminals, and use every legal means to suppress their criminal activities.
• Make available to fellow officers or other law enforcement agencies, by appropriate communication, any information to aid in the suppression of crime, apprehension of criminals, and recovery of stolen property or contraband.

Qualifications:

• Twenty-one years of age or older, eligible to work in the U.S.
• High school graduate or possess a G.E.D. certificate.
• Current Colorado Peace Officer Certification, or must have a provisional Colorado POST Certificate by the time of hire.
• Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license, provide proof of a safe driving record, and maintain a safe driving record for continued employment. Must have no felony convictions, and no history of domestic violence.
• Must have a history of personal and professional honesty, integrity, and good judgment. Preference will be given to applicants who have no history of use, sale, or possession of illegal substances. All applicants who reach the final stages of the selection process will be required to submit to and successfully pass a drug screen, thorough criminal and personal background check, psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, and a physical examination and agility test.
• Must be able to successfully qualify to possess a firearm in accordance with Federal and/or State regulations.
• Must be available to work various shifts when necessary, including overnights, swing shifts, weekends, holidays, etc.