Police Officer

Russellville, AR
Russellville Police Department

The City of Russellville is accepting applications for the position of a full-time police officer. The position is responsible for performing public safety functions and for providing for the enforcement of federal, state, and municipal law.

Pay: $41,164

1. Conducts routine preventative patrol in designated areas of the City; patrols residential/business areas for detection of violators; initiates contacts with both business operators and residents; maintains an open line of communications within the community.
2. Responds to calls for police service; attempts to resolve domestic disputes, disturbances and other incidents through counseling, referral or arrest if needed.
3. Provides information and/or assistance to the public; answers a wide range of non-police related service calls; informs citizens of available services in the community; promotes crime prevention through community and educational programs; makes presentations to the public and local organizations concerning crime prevention and related police matters.
4. Attempts to maintain the peace and safety of the community; responds to public disturbances.
5. Provides for the safe and convenient flow of traffic and pedestrians within the community; investigates traffic accidents; enforces traffic violations; conducts driver intoxication investigations; promotes vehicular and pedestrian safety; reports unsafe road conditions.
6. Conducts criminal and non-criminal investigations; performs surveillance; conducts follow-up investigations.
7. Enforces laws and arrests lawbreakers; makes felony and misdemeanor arrests; issues Notices to Appear, traffic citations and written warnings; serves warrants.
8. Maintains substantive knowledge of and follows all departmental policies and procedures, applicable state and federal laws and city ordinances.
9. Prepares written reports, forms, and other documents as required.
10. Collects evidence and property.

In accordance with the State of Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement, the State of Arkansas Civil Service Statutes, and the Russellville Police Department Rules and Regulations, applicants for entry-level Police Officer must meet the following criteria (list is not all inclusive). Candidates must:

  • Be at least twenty and one-half (20 ½) years of age on the date of the written test. Candidates must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age to be hired.
  • Have graduated from a standard high school or possess a high school equivalency certificate General Education Diploma (G.E.D.).
  • Have no felony convictions.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Have acceptable vision (uncorrected visual acuity must not exceed 20/100 in either eye, correctable to 20/20 or better in each eye).
  • Possess normal hearing and be free of any hearing defect, which in the opinion of the physician would adversely affect performance of duty.
  • Be a citizen of the United States at the time of hire.
  • Have a valid state Driver’s License.