Under general supervision, performs a wide variety police and law enforcement duties involving traffic and field patrol, investigations, crime prevention, community relations and public safety, and related services and activities; participates in all work activities; assumes responsibility for assigned special programs, projects or department-wide functions or activities; and performs a variety of administrative and technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Must exercise considerable judgment, initiative and skill in a variety of situations and must be able to act without direct supervision in completing work. Duties are carried out under established organizational values, policies, procedures and the laws of the City, the State of Colorado and the United States
- Patrols a designated area on an assigned shift; preserves laws and order; prevents or discovers crime, apprehends criminals or offenders and enforces traffic laws.
- Detects and prevents criminal activities by surveillance of assigned business and residential areas. Notes possible criminal occurrences and takes steps to prevent criminal actions. Promotes crime prevention by initiating contact with businesses and residents including explaining applicable laws, soliciting cooperation in crime reporting, and otherwise creating a good rapport with citizens.
- Enforces traffic laws and vehicle codes and promotes traffic safety. Notes illegal or unsafe driving practices and advises or makes arrests as appropriate. Directs traffic, reports unsafe road conditions and otherwise promotes vehicular and pedestrian safety.
- Investigates, gathers evidence, locates and interviews relevant persons, makes arrests when required, takes necessary police action,
prepares reports and cases for prosecution, and testifies in court.
- Responds to priority calls regarding public disturbances, criminal, civil or emergency situations. May provide emergency medical assistance, controls traffic, and otherwise ensures attention is given to public safety.
- Regularly interacts with citizens to identify issues of concern, works together with them to resolve those concerns, facilitates community problem solving, and takes enforcement action when appropriate.
- Prepares a variety of daily and other reports and logs.
- Provides a variety of related police services including transport of prisoners, assistance to motorists, and mediation of family disturbances.
- Be able to work legally in the United States
- Have a valid driver’s license Must be Colorado P.O.S.T. Certified or be eligible to complete the P.O.S.T. Academy within 6 months of hire.
- Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment
- Possess a minimum of 60 credit hours (college transcription required)