Police Officer (Entry Level)
$58,484.00 – $71,087.00 Annually
Under general supervision, to perform a variety of duties involved in the enforcement of laws and the prevention of crimes; to conduct and participate in general investigations of crimes, accidents, and cases; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Department.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- Patrol a designated area of the City to preserve law and order; discover and prevent the commission of crimes; check property for physical security.
- Respond to general public service calls and complaints including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control, automobile accidents, robberies, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents.
- Investigate crimes and suspicious circumstances; collect, process, photograph and present evidence including fingerprints, fibers, blood, and related physical evidence; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; identify and interrogate suspects; apprehend and arrest offenders; testify and present evidence in court.
- Respond to and determine cause of traffic accidents.
- Enforce traffic laws and ordinances; check speed with radar; issue warnings and citations.
- Direct traffic and perform crowd control at fires, special events, and other emergency or congested situations.
- Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
- Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public; take an active role in areas of public education relative to crime and crime prevention.
- Assist in controlling problems of juvenile delinquency.
- Take custody of lost and found property.
- Prepare reports on arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed.
- Serve warrants and subpoenas within the department and with outside agencies; remain current on laws and procedures required for processing warrants.
- Administer first aid in emergency situations until relieved by appropriate medical personnel.
- One year of experience working with the public.
- Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by police science course work or the appropriate P.O.S.T. course of study from a P.O.S.T. Academy.
License or Certificate:
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a P.O.S .T. Basic Certificate.