Police Officer

Moline, IL
Moline Police Department

Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine tasks requiring application of judgment based on knowledge gained through experience and training and occasionally exercises independent judgment when dealing with emergency situations. Is responsible for the protection of life and property and the preservation of order in the City of Moline through enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work normally consists of pro-active patrol responding to calls for service, traffic regulation and investigative duties in a designated area of the city. May also be assigned to specialized units responsible for follow-up investigations, self-initiated criminal investigations, traffic enforcement and other support or staff services. Performs other duties as assigned.

Salary
$27.93 Hourly

Closing
2/5/2021 5:00 PM Central

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations as assigned requested directly by a citizen or self-initiated.
  • Patrol a designated area by mechanical or physical conveyance to protect life and property; preserve order; prevent and discover criminal acts; and enforce appropriate federal, state and local law through arrests, citations or other means.
  • Communicate as appropriate through electronic, oral or written means, factual information ascertained through investigation, observation or other sources.
  • Cooperate in the adjudication of criminal, traffic or civil cases by providing testimony or evidence at court proceedings, inquests, depositions or other judicial processes.
  • Seek and develop public contacts and confidential sources with respect to places and persons suspected of criminal activity.
  • Maintain good interpersonal and working relations with officers and employees of the department and other agencies.
  • Give presentations and lectures to the public on various facets of police service, public safety education and community programs.
  • Communicate information of criminal activity or problems to appropriate divisions, sections or supervisors of the police department and other appropriate agencies.
  • Communicate information of criminal activity or problems to appropriate divisions, sections or supervisors of the police department and other appropriate agencies.
  • Maintain broad knowledge of federal, state and local laws and the application of enforcement principles.

Qualifications:

Training and Experience
High school diploma or GED equivalent; ability to successfully complete the Illinois Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officers Training Board Basic Recruit Training; must possess a valid Illinois driver's license or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions; good social and general intelligence.

Skill in the use of firearms.

Ability to exercise good judgment and establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with peers, superiors, other agencies and the general public.

Residency Requirement
FOP employees shall live within a 20-mile radius from the City's Emergency Center, located at 1630 8th Avenue in Moline, within 2 years of hire.