Police Officer

Grand Island, NE
Grand Island Police Department

$29.00 – $41.00 Hourly


Perform law enforcement, investigations and crime prevention work; control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; perform investigative work and other special assignments and perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Police Department.

Essential Functions

  • Display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior when dealing with internal and external customers.
    Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required.
  • Patrol a designated area of the City to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; check buildings for physical security.
  • Answer calls and complaints involving a variety of Police Service requests.
  • Respond to general public service calls including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control, and related incidents.
  • Collect, process, photograph and present evidence using scientific techniques including fingerprints, fibers, blood, and related physical evidence.
  • Serve as Field Training Officer as assigned; train new officers on departmental policies, procedures and activities.
  • Enforce traffic laws and ordinances; issue warnings and citations; direct traffic at fire, special events, and other emergency or congested situations.
  • May conduct a variety of investigations which may involve private property and non-injury, serious injury and fatality traffic accidents; conduct traffic accident analyses and general traffic surveys.
  • Participate in other investigations involving crimes against persons and property, auto theft, white collar crime, and narcotics; gather evidence and prepare cases for prosecution.


No experience is required to become a Police Officer. However, experience in a patrol assignment is necessary for an assignment to investigations.


Completion of twelfth grade or acquisition of a General Equivalency Diploma.

License or Certifications:
Employee must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain insurability as determined by the City’s insurance carrier.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, valid certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, required certification from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.


Must reside within 45 miles of the city limits of the City of Grand Island within six month of date of hire.