Police Officer

Summerset, SD
Summerset Police Department

Position Summary:

The Patrolman will be responsible for the duties of general law enforcement functions and service to the court.

Essential Functions:

  • General patrol.
  • Enforce federal, state and local laws and ordinances.
  • Preserve peace and protect life and property.
  • Respond to calls for service and emergency assistance.
  • Traffic enforcement.
  • Observe and investigate persons, situations or matters that require attention.
  • Receive and process citizen complaints.
  • Arrest offenders.
  • Investigate traffic crashes.
  • Prepare incident and crash reports, affidavits, citations and legal documents.
  • Testify in court.
  • Prepare reports.
  • Carry out orders and enforce directives from state and federal court systems.
  • Perform community policing assignments as required or in support of organized policing efforts.
  • Assist in vehicle maintenance and upkeep of other department owned property.
  • Perform public speaking and presentations to general public and/or targeted audiences.
  • Attend training sessions and meetings as required.
  • Instruct training classes when needed.
  • Perform other such duties and functions as deemed necessary.
  • Perform miscellaneous services relative to public health and safety.


  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Possess high school diploma or GED certification.
  • Certified by or ability to obtain certification by the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Academy within twelve (12) months of hire date.
  • Must possess a valid South Dakota Driver License and acceptable driving record.
  • Must agree to and have acceptable results of law enforcement background checks for criminal history, driving record and job history and not have any felony convictions.
  • Must be fingerprinted for South Dakota Law Enforcement Standards and Training applications.
  • Able to work weekends, mornings, nights and unpredictable shifts.