Police Officer

Moscow, ID
Moscow Police Department

Position Summary:

Under the direction for an assigned supervisor, perform police protection and other services to safeguard the lives, property, and constitutional rights of the citizens of Moscow; respond to crime and accident scenes, emergency situations, and other requests for assistance; detect, apprehend and arrest criminals; enforce the laws and ordinances of the City; perform a variety of specialized duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
  • The incumbent shall work well under pressure; meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.
  • The incumbent shall maintain composure in a variety of settings while managing customer requests.
  • The incumbent shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and members of the public.
  • Provide a variety of police protection and other services to enforce the laws and ordinances of
  • Moscow and safeguard the lives, property, and constitutional rights of citizens.
  • Respond to a wide variety of calls from citizens in need of first aid, information, and general assistance; resolve problems as needed.
  • Provide first aid and rescue services at crime scenes, accidents, and other emergency situations.
  • Communicate with other City personnel, law enforcement agencies and health care providers to coordinate efforts and exchange information.
  • Prepare accurate and detailed investigative reports; complete a variety of forms and issue citations as appropriate.
  • Utilize and maintain a variety of specialized equipment such as firearms, police vehicles, radios, baton, handcuffs, flares, and other according to established procedures.
  • Drive patrol vehicle in an assigned area, observing for conditions and activities in which there appears to be potential or actual harm to persons or property, disruption of public order, or any other violations of law.
  • Respond to observed or reported suspected or actual harmful or illegal conditions or activities through investigating activities, and of actions taken in response to such conditions or activities, for use by the department and other public agencies.
  • Apprehend traffic violators, issuing citations, warnings and testing booking offenders; apprehend and arrest persons suspected or convicted of committing crimes.
  • Investigate criminal complaints to determine if a case is valid and able to be prosecuted; observe, interview and interrogate victims, witnesses, and suspects; research cases and develop investigative strategy.
  • Prepare cases for trial including preparation of evidence, photographs, and documents.
  • Conduct background investigation of offenders as necessary including detailed checks of automated information; present material in court as necessary.
  • Maintain proficiency in driving, the use of firearms, defensive tactics, and in arrest control techniques in accordance with departmental guidelines.
  • Participate in or provide training and instruction in specialized police duties as directed.
  • Provide direction or information to individuals or groups for the purpose of preventing, subduing or alleviating harmful, dangerous, or illegal situations.
  • Conduct crime scene investigation including photography, evidence gathering and measuring; perform surveillance duties as assigned.
  • Provide instruction in schools and the community regarding crime prevention and other law enforcement subjects as assigned; implement programs such as DARE in school classrooms.
  • Conduct presentations for community groups as necessary including parents, clubs special interest groups.


  • Graduation from high school or GED.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Qualification for Basic Certification through Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Council Successful completion of physical, psychological, and polygraph examinations Basic POST Certification within twelve months of employment.