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Police Officer

Manitou Springs, CO
Manitou Springs Police Department

To perform the duties of a sworn law enforcement officer, as designated by the Police Chief. This position is responsible for enforcing laws and ordinances set by the State of Colorado and City of Manitou Springs. Work involves prevention, detection and investigation of vehicle crashes and criminal activities, security and safety of prisoners, protection for the public and maintaining law and order. Officers must be able to act without direct supervision in emergency situations. Certification from the Colorado P.O.S.T. Board is required.

Open Until: July 17, 2019 at 03:03 PM MST
Rate of Pay: $52,656.35 – $73,718.88

Responsibilities:

Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service such as crashes, burglaries, assaults, and drunk and disorderly, etc.
Patrols City limits by foot or vehicle to ensure safety of community.
Assists in training of new officers.
Understands and regularly uses the principals of community oriented policing and problem solving.
Enforce state laws and city ordinances.
Is responsible for complying with all City safety and health policies, practices, and procedures that prevent and mitigate human and economic losses arising from accidental causes and adverse occupational and environmental health exposures.
Respond to citizen requests for assistance.
Arrest criminal code violators.
Transport and care for prisoners.
Monitor vehicle traffic on highways, and roads within the City.
Investigate vehicle crashes.
Investigate vehicle crashes.
Write reports, citations, document and maintain files, including using computers for reporting and retrieval.
Serve and execute warrants and transport prisoners and juveniles to and from correctional facilities and court.

Qualifications:

• Certification from the Colorado P.O.S.T. Board is required.
• High school diploma
• Sixty accredited college credits or an Associate’s degree, a BA/BS is preferred.
• Passing score on written examination and the physical agility course
• Pass background investigation, psychological exam, medical exam and polygraph
• Must not have been convicted of any federal felony or offense punishable in Colorado as a felony
• Excellent communication and problem solving skills
• Public relations skills
• Maintains current first aid and CPR certification
• Completes and maintains necessary training and certifications in support of essential functions