Police Officer

Junction City, KS
Junction City Police Department

Rate of Pay: $20.50 – $24.96

Position Description
Under the supervision of the Patrol Sergeant and Patrol Lieutenant, employee performs a wide variety of duties involved with 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; make arrests; provides support and assistance to special crime prevention and law enforcement programs; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of law enforcement services and activities

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • 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 non-deadly 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 subjects and participate in courtroom testimony.
  • 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 situation.

Required Education/Knowledge/Skills:

  • U. S. Citizen
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • 21 Years of Age or Older
  • Basic computer skills with the knowledge of database programs related to a records management system, photographic and video programs
  • Qualify for or possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate upon completion of the probationary period.
  • Meet the residency requirements in accordance with department policy.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license within 30 days of hire.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certifications.