Police Officer

Glenwood Springs, CO
Glenwood Springs Police Department

Salary
$30.51- $ 34.94/hour

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
This is an entry level sworn position responsible for enforcing State and Federal laws and City Ordinances. This position requires both reactive and proactive application of law enforcement authority to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and visitors to the City. Supervision will be through department supervisory personnel through the chain of command, generally through Patrol Sergeant or other personnel responsible for a patrol shift.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
The following examples are intended to be illustrative and not all inclusive. Officers will patrol the City enforcing laws and ordinances related to traffic, criminal and civil violations as authorized by State Statutes governing the powers of sworn officers. Officers will be responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of reports of their actions as required by the department. Officers will investigate crimes and complaints with a fair and impartial mind set, seeking the truth in all matters and reporting that finding. Officers will always treat all persons they contact with the utmost courtesy, professionalism and compassion, to the highest degree possible in the situation. Officer will be prepared to support their actions in a Court of Law through presentation of evidence and testimony and will become versed in the process of evidence collection, preservation and presentation. Involves working in adverse weather conditions.

Qualifications

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must be 21 years or older, a high school graduate or equivalent, with Colorado Peace Officer Standards and training certification as a Peace Officer.
  • Ability to develop a strong working knowledge of laws and ordinances, and to gain an in-depth knowledge of City street locations, business locations, and government facilities.
  • Knowledge of City resources from other departments, and knowledge of other agencies that can assist a victim of crime or circumstance.
  • Requires strong organizational skills, and the ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions.
  • Ability to deal calmly with irate people, ability to handle catastrophic situations, and ability to handle physical confrontations with acceptable levels of force as prescribed by policy and training.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to a wide variety of people on a wide variety of subjects.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.