Police Officer

West Jordan, UT
West Jordan Police Department

Salary: $31.27- $40.96 per hour.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, to perform a variety of duties involved in the enforcement of laws and the prevention of crimes; to conduct and participate in general investigations of crimes, accidents, and cases; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; to serve as Patrol Officer, Detective, Field Training Officer, S.W.A.T. Team Officer, K-9 Officer, Motor Officer, Traffic Officer, D.A.R.E. Officer, or School Resource Officer; and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Department. This position is a merit employee position that has the protections found in Utah Code §10-3-1105(1)(a).

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol a designated area of the City to preserve law and order; discover and prevent the commission of crimes; check property for physical security.
  • Respond to public service calls and complaints including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control, automobile accidents, robberies, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents.
  • Investigate crimes and suspicious circumstances; collect, process, photograph and preserve evidence including fingerprints, fibers, blood, and related physical evidence; interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; identify and interrogate suspects; apprehend and arrest offenders; testify and present evidence in court.
  • Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
  • Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the public; take an active role in areas of public education relative to crime and crime prevention.
  • Take custody of lost and found property.
  • Prepare reports on arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed.
  • Book prisoners in jail; assist in the custody, care, and welfare of prisoners; transport prisoners.
  • Furnish information and directions to the public.
  • Participate in training courses and programs.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age on date offer of employment is extended.
  • High school diploma or GED. Two years of college desirable.
  • No experience required.
  • Valid Utah Driver’s License.
  • Possession of POST Basic Law Enforcement Certification; or possession of Special Function Officer (SFO) Certification and currently enrolled in POST Basic Law Enforcement Certification training course.