Salary: $68,402.00 – $97,590.00.
Open until filled
Uniformed police officers provide law enforcement services to the community twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. As such they are the most visible representatives of the police department and the city government and are the most frequently contacted. Police officers are often able to provide immediate assistance and problem resolution for citizens. When unable to provide assistance or resolve problems, police officers can refer citizens to a variety of public and private entities for assistance.
- Provides routine, random patrol in an established geographic area.
- Makes frequent personal contact with citizens in a variety of situations. Answers questions and provides
- Looks for and investigates suspicious individuals, vehicles, and circumstances.
- Detains and interviews suspicious persons based on reasonable suspicion.
- Arrests persons for violations of law based on probable cause.
- Arrests persons on outstanding warrants.
- Uses reasonable force, including deadly force, to accomplish lawful objectives.
- Responds to a variety of calls including security alarms, requests for assistance with various problems, suspicious circumstances, peacekeeping incidents, civil situations, etc.
- Responds to reports of crimes in progress as well as completed crimes.
- Conducts preliminary crime scene investigations including interviews of victims and witnesses, interrogations of suspects, and evidence collection including fingerprinting and photographs. Assists the Investigation Unit as requested with major crime scenes.
- Enforces municipal and state traffic laws. Operates speed detection equipment such as radar and laser units. Issue citations and penalty assessment notices for violations of traffic laws.
- Responds to, investigates and reports traffic accidents. Administers first aid, interviews drivers and witnesses, records and collects physical evidence, and issues citations as required.
- Directs traffic at traffic accidents, intersections with inoperable traffic signals, fires, crime scenes, etc.
- Assists motorists by providing directions, obtaining fuel, calling repair and tow services, removing inoperable vehicles from the roadway, etc.
- Conducts house watch checks and extra patrols of specific addresses.
- Notifies homeowners and businesses of crime hazards observed on their property. Provides information
pertaining to the elimination of the hazards.
- Prepares a variety of reports pertaining to the activities, incidents, crimes, traffic accidents, and arrests that occurred during a shift.
- Testifies in municipal, county and district courts.
- Attends training classes.
- Maintains departmental equipment.
- Colorado POST certification or similarly certified in another state or actively enrolled in an approved POST academy is required.
- High school diploma or equivalent is required, an Associate Degree from an accredited college or university or the completion of an equivalent number of credit hours is preferred.
- Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
- May be placed on an “on-call” status and be called out at times other than normal duty hours.
- May supervise a group of officers on a shift in the supervisor’s absence.
- May assume additional responsibilities such as field training officer, firearms instructor, motorcycle officer, etc.
- May be assigned as a Detective in the Investigations Unit for a specified period of time. Responds to and processes crime scenes for evidence, conducts preliminary and follow-up criminal investigation, and prepares affidavits and case filings.
- May assist the Animal Control Officer or provide animal control services in the absence of the ACO.
- May perform Code Enforcement duties.
- Performs other related duties as required and assigned.