Salary: $27.33 to $33.81 per hour.
Open until filled
Works under the general and technical supervision of the Police Chief. General Statement of Duties: Perform police work to discourage crimes through high-visibility policing, investigative capability and the subsequent reporting and apprehension of suspected violators of the law.
- Enforce applicable Federal and State laws and City ordinances.
- Work cooperatively with Federal, State, County and local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors.
- Respond to a wide variety of service calls requiring various problem-solving techniques, judgement and appropriate use of force.
- Patrol the community utilizing a patrol vehicle or other authorized vehicle or walk to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order.
- Interview victims and witnesses to obtain information regarding crimes, accidents, violations, etc.
- Perform criminal investigations including domestic disputes, interrogate suspects; gather evidence; conduct surveillance; develop informants; obtain search warrants; apprehend violators and prepare case reports for prosecution.
- Prepare detailed reports and documentation as required according to departmental procedures.
- Enforce traffic laws, investigate accidents; issue traffic citations; provide first responder medical assistance.
- Enforce all animal control laws and acts as the animal control officer.
- Testify in court.
- Provide police escorts, direct traffic; perform residential and commercial security checks.
- Assist other law enforcement agencies as needed.
- Maintain department issued equipment and vehicles.
- Communicate and inform the supervisor of important issues or problems encountered during an assigned shift.
- Attend required and specialized training programs.
- Attend a variety of in-service training instruction which you may provide training instruction to other department members.
- Participate in police activities in support of community events and promote community policing for problem solving and developing partnerships.
- Maintain all minimum requirements for training and certifications including POST License, CJIS, firearms, specialized trainings, etc.
- Provide support to representatives of other City departments on matters of common interest.
- Represent the police department at professional functions.
- Complete lesson plans, projects and staff reports as assigned.
- Represent the police department at functions in the absence of the Police Chief.
- Meet with community members regarding issues that have been identified as community concerns or problems and serve as a member of various organizations and committees as assigned.
- May perform specialized duties and assignments such as SWAT, K9, DARE, School Resource Officer, Firearms Instructor, Evidence Tech as assigned by the Chief of Police.
- Trained and certified in CPR, first aid, and AED use.
- Other duties as assigned or apparent.
- Associates/Technical degree with coursework in law enforcement, criminal justice, or related field with certifications and licensure. Previous experience, training, or higher level of education is preferred.
- Minnesota Peace Officer License or the eligibility to be licensed.
- Minnesota Class D Driver’s license or equivalent out-of-state driver’s license.
- First Aid, CPR and Defibrillator certification.
- Firearm, radar and pursuant driving training.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental personnel, other law enforcement agencies, associates and the general public.
- Ability to handle stress and remain in control at all times.
- Knowledge of and ability to use a personal computer and associated software.
- Knowledge of an ability to effectively apply generally accepted law enforcement methods related to the prevention, detection and suppression of criminal activity.
- Ability to pass agility test, criminal history investigation and department psychological evaluation.
- Must have no felony convictions.