Police Officer

Fort Morgan, CO
Fort Morgan Police Department

Salary: $63,714 – $78,521.

Closing Date: July 31, 2024.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision of the shift supervisor is responsible for carrying out the functions of the Police Department, including the suppression of crime, the protection of life and property, the apprehension and arrest of violators or the criminal and traffic laws, the recovery of stolen property and the regulation of non-criminal conduct. The Officer shall consistently direct his/her best efforts to accomplish that end intelligently and efficiently and shall hold him/herself in readiness at all times to answer the calls and obey the orders of his/her supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Shall report for duty physically fit, mentally alert, neatly dressed and properly groomed and with the prescribed uniform and equipment.
  • Shall maintain clothing, firearm and equipment in a functional, presentable condition, promptly correcting and/or reporting to his/her supervisor any defects.
  • Safely operates an automobile in patrolling an assigned area for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations.
  • Enforces all local, state and federal laws.
  • Responds to radio and telephone dispatches and appears at scenes of disorder or crime, and takes appropriate action.
  • Acts as first responder to fire and other emergencies.
  • Notes and reports traffic hazards.
  • Assists in controlling traffic at scenes of emergencies.
  • Investigates and prepares complete and accurate reports on accidents, criminal and non-criminal offenses and damages to property.
  • Gives directions and information.
  • Operates traffic radar/laser.
  • Makes arrests.
  • Issues citations.
  • Serves warrants and subpoenas.
  • Prepares various other reports in an accurate and complete manner.
  • Prepares and files reports with District Attorney’s office.
  • Inspects establishments providing alcoholic beverages and entertainment.
  • Intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public and maintain order.
  • Renders medical/first aid/CPR.
  • Requests medical attention when necessary.
  • Testifies in court.
  • Transports prisoners.
  • Performs preliminary investigations and assists in the investigations of crimes involving adults or juveniles.
  • Investigates complaints and interviews witnesses.
  • Interviews and interrogates persons whose actions are suspicious.
  • Assists other agencies and departments.
  • Enforces animal control ordinances.
  • Assists with crime prevention.
  • Educates the public in community relations events.
  • Identifies, impounds, and tags evidence.
  • Actively engages in community policing.
  • Participates in in-service, basic and other training.
  • Maintains department issued equipment.
  • Provides security at special events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen, the CVSA (voice stress analyzer examination) and the background investigation. Must not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude under the laws of the State of Colorado or any other jurisdiction.
  • Colorado POST Certified Police Officer.
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license.
  • Minimum 21 years of age; high school diploma or equivalent.