Police Officer

Ardmore, OK
Ardmore Police Department

$20.48 Hourly


It is understood that the duties of any position within the police department can never encompass completely all circumstances or events that may occur, as a result we must use for guidance this simple phrase: To do the best we can, with all we can, wherever we can in such a way as to bring credit to our profession. Every officer is required to know and to fulfill these obligations to the best of their ability and to follow every order of their supervisors unless such order is illegal or immoral. This position performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, and related activities in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.


  • To enforce all city ordinances, state statutes, and federal law.
  • Work on rotating shifts to perform the basic function of patrol in an assigned area using the methods for patrolling property and watch for violations of the law as instructed in the basic training academy in the FTO program.
  • To investigate completely, fairly and objectively and to properly report any offenses brought to their attention including traffic accidents and issues that may not rise to the level of being a criminal offense.
  • To properly detain, question and to arrest when necessary those persons that violate the law or are wanted by the issuance of a valid arrest warrant.
  • To issue traffic citations as required to maintain public safety and based on legal precedent that allows for the citing of drivers who violate the law.
  • To report to court when so ordered and to testify truthfully to the facts.
  • To participate in and escort funeral processions, parades, oversized vehicles or any other event where the presence of a uniformed officer facilitates the event in a safe and more efficient manner.
  • To attend all shift briefings on time and to also attend as directed any department meeting, training course, conference or event as directed.
  • To promote good public relations with our community by attending special events, civic meetings and to make presentations or to be the guest speaker for any event where requested or so ordered.
  • To participate in those circumstances that provide for opportunities to further the department’s professional image, to promote good relations between the citizens and the police and to treat each person as valuable regardless of title, positons, race, sex, ethnicity, color, national origin or economic status.


State Certified High School diploma or GED

State of Oklahoma Requirements:
Valid Oklahoma State Driver’s License
Driving record acceptable to City insurance carrier
Reside within 30 minutes of the City of Ardmore
Must be able to obtain CLEET certification within 1 year of hire date
Must be 21 years of age and under 45 years of age at date of hire
Must be United States Citizen or Resident Alien
If military service, must have Honorable discharge
Have no felony convictions or domestic violence incidents
Not have been involuntarily committed to an Oklahoma state mental institution