Police Officer

Ogden, UT
Ogden Police Department

Receives general supervision from supervisory and management staff. Perform a variety of duties in the enforcement of laws and the prevention of crimes.

Salary: $18.79 -$29.48


To control traffic flow and enforce State and Local traffic regulations; perform a variety of  technical and administrative tasks in the support of the Department’s mission statement; to be able to solve criminal and noncriminal community problems, utilizing a variety of agencies and citizen support; to become aware of Community Oriented Policing and support its values. 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; provide quality service to all members of the community fairly, honestly, equally and with respect for human dignity; respond to general public service calls and complaints including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control, automobile accidents, robberies, and other misdemeanor and felony calls; collect, process, photograph and present evidence including fingerprints, fiber, blood and related physical evidence; enforce traffic laws and ordinances; check speed with radar; issue warnings and citations; direct traffic at fires, special events and other emergency or congested situations; prepare reports on arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed; conduct traffic analysis and general traffic surveys; conduct investigations of serious injury and fatality traffic accidents; maintain custody of prisoners; transport prisoners to jail.

Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this position. Employee is required to work as a team and frequently meet with co-workers and supervisors; employee is required to communicate in-person with the public during office hours; and employee is required to use on-site equipment.


Some prior state, municipal, or local law enforcement experience is desired; applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment; training equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade is required;


Possession of a P.O.S.T. category I or II certificate or an associate's degree with the emphasis in law enforcement with a minor that would enhance the officer's social awareness is desired. POSSESSION OF, OR ABILITY TO OBTAIN, A VALID UTAH DRIVERS LICENSE. Work is performed in an environment that could include exposure to stressful situations of considerable magnitude resulting from human behavior; perform moderately heavy physical activity, which may require running, standing, walking, crawling, or sitting uncomfortably for extended periods. Exposure to disagreeable elements such as cold, dampness, heat, and noise. Intermittent exposure to infectious disease, bodily fluids, disturbed individuals, emotionally unbalanced individuals. May be required, during prolonged emergency situations, to work without sleep for extended periods; subjected to traffic hazards during emergency responses through heavy traffic. May be required to work varying hours to accommodate work schedules.