Police Officer

Springdale, UT
Springdale Police Department

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of working level professional law enforcement duties related to delivering day-to-day public safety and policing functions of the town police department; including quality assurance in serving the needs of the citizens, enforcing the laws, maintaining the peace and security and rendering aid to citizens; performs police operations including patrol, crime prevention, investigations, traffic, animal control, records, Safe Schools (SRO’s), Business Watch, Community Oriented Policing and day-to-day community relations.

Works under the general supervision of the Sergeant or Lieutenant.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols the Town on foot and/or in a radio-equipped patrol car; performs complex investigation, renders service, enforces traffic and criminal laws, and generally provides for the safety of the public; analyzes and interprets legal codes and criminal evidence; prepares written reports and memoranda summarizing information.
  • Performs traffic enforcement while patrolling to ensure the safety of the town streets; operates police vehicle and other department equipment in a manner to maximize life span and provide the utmost safety for the officer and the public; maintains visible presence to deter and prevent crime.
  • Enforces all applicable town, state, and federal laws and ordinances by apprehending, citing and arresting violators as appropriate; investigates criminal activity, gathers evidence, interviews victims, witnesses and suspects and takes appropriate action to solve case and to bring suspects before proper judicial process; investigates traffic accidents, reconstructs accident scenes; documents and reconstructs crime scenes; enforces traffic and parking violations; directs traffic and assists motorists as needed.
  • Responds to calls for service and renders aid to distressed citizens by maintaining the peace, supplying information, and aiding in assisting the citizens as applicable; administers “first responder” aid.
  • Interacts and works with diverse groups of people, in a professional and courteous manner, within the Department and the community to render service and collect information; Coordinates information and resources among other Department employees, public and private agencies, and citizens regarding crime problems and solutions; works with other Town employees (commissioned and noncommissioned) as well as public and private agencies in designing and implementing problem-solving strategies; locates and organizes
    resources needed to implement strategies; shares information with other Department members; establishes two-way communication and acts as an informational source to citizens regarding crime problems and solutions.
  • Organizes and directs a community policing group as directed; performs as a school resource officer as assigned.
  • Uses problem solving skills, creativity, and innovative approaches to identify community concerns, present options of courses of action, identify resources, plan for implementation of desired changes, and evaluate success.
  • Performs all duties of an Animal Control Officer, including catching stray domestic animals and transporting them to an animal shelter.
  • Conducts Animal Control related investigations, files appropriate criminal charges and prosecutes Animal Control related cases.
  • Assists Division of Wildlife Resources with wildlife issues within the department limits.
  • Testifies in court regarding policing duties.
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or GED; and POST Certification; AND Two (2) years law enforcement experience.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test and background investigation.
  • Requires participation in random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Must possess a valid Utah driver’s license.
  • Must possess and maintain a State of Utah Law Enforcement Certification (POST) at the time of employment.
  • This position will participate in regular day/swing/night shift rotation including weekends and holidays.
  • Should obtain and maintain various certifications related to Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) disaster preparedness.