Police Officer

Ocean Springs, MS
Ocean Springs Police Department

Salary: $19.50/hour ($45,474 annual).

Position Summary:

Being a Police Officer involves responsibility for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals, and the general enforcement of laws and ordinances. Duties normally consist of routine patrol, preliminary investigation, and traffic regulation.

Essential Functions:

  • Police officers also may be assigned duties as investigators, court security officers, crime prevention officers, accident investigators, firearms instructors, hostage negotiators, dog handlers, special response teams or other related duties.
  • Work involves an element of personal danger.
  • The employee must be able to exercise sound independent judgment under stress.
  • Assignments may include work on special tasks which call upon specialized abilities and knowledge possessed by the officer.
  • Work assignments can be general or specific and instructions are received from a supervisor who reviews work methods and results through reports, personal inspection and discussion.


  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • Shift work and shift rotations.