Police Officer

Jenks, OK
Jenks Police Department

Salary: $19.51/hr.

Closing Date: Jun 24, 2024.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of a superior officer and the Chief of Police, a police officer performs responsible police work in a professional manner in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. A police officer performs police functions, including patrolling assigned areas, traffic regulation, accident and crime scene investigations, jailer responsibilities, and special assignments. Work assignments consist of various shifts, extended hours, as well as holiday and weekends.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols a designated area of the City in a patrol car, bicycle or on foot.
  • Responds to emergency calls in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Conducts accident investigations and preliminary investigations at the scene of crimes.
  • Gathers evidence, locates, and questions witnesses, and testifies as a witness in court.
  • Performs jailer duties such as processing arrested persons and maintains security of the jail.
  • Recovers stolen property and processes according to policies and procedures.
  • Provides traffic control and security at public events, escorts, parades, and funeral processions.
  • Prepares and processes necessary records and reports.
  • Operates as a member of a team and at times independently at incidents of uncertain duration.
  • Drives and operates motor vehicle and apparatus safely at all times under emergency and non-emergency conditions.
  • Maintains all apparatus and vehicles in a state of readiness or reports otherwise.
  • Participates in police training classes and drills.
  • Studies street maps to learn the district assigned as necessary.
  • Informs supervisor of all work activities and reports any public inquiries or complaints, inform supervisor of any equipment in need of repair and of all public injuries or accidents.
  • Responds to accidents, disasters, emergency rescues, searches and any other emergency situation as directed by the superior officer.
  • Secures and protects the scene of an accident or crime so that valuable evidence is not destroyed.
  • Conducts tours of police station facility.
  • Provides directions to citizens as requested.
  • Performs specific tasks as directed in various phases of crime prevention, training and administration.
  • Performs recordkeeping duties as required for maintenance of equipment, police and emergency statistical data, and other records as necessary.
  • Conducts safety classes and in-service training for individuals or groups, as well as schools, churches, civic groups, homeowners’ associations, etc.
  • May perform work in a specified support section within the department where specific assignments are made and reviewed by a superior officer.
  • Adheres to policies, procedures, and standard operating guidelines.


  • High school diploma or GED required; associate or bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age or older.
  • Education, training, or experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job.
  • Must have CLEET certification or be certified by CLEET within six (6) months of employment, and bondable.
  • Must have valid Oklahoma driver license.
  • Ability to submit and pass physical agility and psychological examination as provided by State statute and/or City ordinance.
  • Must be computer savvy and proficient in Microsoft products (Word, Outlook, etc.).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.