Police Officer

Siloam Springs, AR
Siloam Springs Police Department

Salary: $21-$24/DOE.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Police Officers work under the immediate supervision of their supervisor (who may be a Corporal or a Sergeant) and are responsible for performing general police duties, processes and operations of life and property through the enforcement of Federal and State laws as well as municipal ordinances. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and department policy.

Essential Functions:

  1. Responds to dispatched calls for service according to department guidelines.
  2. Operates emergency vehicles according to department guidelines.
  3. Pursues subjects on foot involving running, jumping, crawling, and climbing over, under and around obstacles.
  4. Arrests, detains, and apprehends a variety of subjects by use of physical means when/if necessary.
  5. Patrols businesses, residential areas, and city parks on foot, by bicycle, or by patrol vehicle.
  6. Performs prolonged standing or walking when patrolling on foot.
  7. Assists motorists and enforces motor vehicle and criminal laws, including issuing citations and making arrests.
  8. Processes and books, guards, and escorts arrestees.
  9. Administers Breathalyzer tests on suspected intoxicated persons
  10. Deals with juvenile offenders and assists other law enforcement agencies.
  11. Protects, and processes crime scenes and assists other police functions when requested.
  12. Collects and protects evidence.
  13. Interviews victims, witnesses, and suspects.
  14. Investigates conditions and causes of accidents; prepares accident reports; directs traffic and controls activities in disaster areas.
  15. Makes contacts with business owners and residents to assist them in addressing problems of a law enforcement nature.
  16. Conducts self-initiated activities such as traffic stops and citizen contacts in accordance with department guidelines.
  17. Performs daily maintenance and equipment checks on department issued equipment.
  18. Maintains a professional appearance through upkeep and maintenance of clothing, duty equipment and oneself.
  19. Testifies in court and submits reports as required.
  20. Becomes and remains familiar with municipal features, geographic locations, known offenders, neighborhood routines, and potential problem areas.
  21. Participates in department and assigned training.
  22. Serves as a community resource for residents and directs them to appropriate agencies and organizations to deal with community problems.
  23. Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.
  24. Utilizes department resources or provides support to police functions related to specific skills identifiers to which assigned. In these cases, the officer may be identified by a more definitive work title and will have a skills identifier appended to this job description.).


1. Certified as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training as established by Arkansas Code 12-9-201.

2. Must successfully complete training equivalent to the basic jail course offered by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy or the Department of Corrections, or if a Certified Law Enforcement Officer, be certified by the Chief of Police that the incumbent is knowledgeable of the standards.

3. Must possess a Basic Certification in accordance with Specification S-15 of the Rules and Regulations of the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement standards and Training. Upon application, may be awarded a General, Intermediate, Advanced or Senior Certification as determined by the state.

4. Must annually qualify with departmentally issued firearms as well as train in intermediate force weapons and unarmed control tactics as required by departmental standing operating procedure. Must biannually successfully complete biased-based policing training.

5. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

6. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the diverse types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

7. Must successfully complete a field training program administered by the department within the established time period.