Police Officer I
The Town of Breckenridge Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer I. Police Officers perform a variety of routine and complex public safety work in the performance and administration of police patrol, investigation, traffic enforcement and control, citizen assistance, and related law enforcement activities. Officers carry out routine and special assignments using a community oriented policing approach which emphasizes and balances partnerships, problem solving and law enforcement.
$54,204.80 – $81,390.40 Annually
1. Patrols the community by vehicle, bicycle or on foot to enforce federal, state, county, or town laws and ordinances to protect individuals and property. Officers preserve the peace; control vehicular traffic;
prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies, and other law violations; and generally provide for the public safety. Officers maintain awareness of and remain alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen vehicles/property, missing persons, traffic violators, quality of life issues, and crimes in progress. Officers issue warnings and citations in a balanced approach.
2. Enforce traffic and other laws and town codes and educates citizens regarding laws and codes.
3. Performs work relying on own judgment, policies, guidelines and experience in deciding courses of action; and handles difficult and emergency situations without immediate assistance.
4. Responds to and investigates calls and complaints involving automobile accidents, robberies, thefts, frauds, assaults, domestic violence, suicide prevention, child abuse, missing children, abuse of narcotics, fires, and other related misdemeanors, felonies, and other law violations and takes appropriate law enforcement and investigative action.
5. Performs investigative procedures, including interrogating suspects, interviewing witnesses and drivers. Gathers information that is necessary for reporting facts and circumstances of incidents, charging individuals with offenses, and for detailed follow-up investigations. Completes reports and documents investigations; coordinates, secures and protects crime scenes; preserves and collects physical and other evidence; and administers first aid and other life saving techniques. Gathers found property; enters information regarding property into logs and the records management system; identifies and locates owners of found property in a timely manner; and, books property into the property room. Writes and completes reports and conducts case follow-up timely.
6. Uses the SARA model and problem solving skills, creativity and innovative approaches to identify community concerns and problems; presents optional courses of action; identifies resources; develops action plans; evaluates success; and, conducts timely follow-up. Effectively and consistently relies on the SARA problem solving model (Scanning, Analysis, Response,Assessment).
7. Conducts visual and audio surveillance over areas and/or suspected criminals; recovers, impounds and returns stolen property items.
8. Prepares and maintains a variety of written and other reports, records, and/or logs necessary to report daily activities and specific incidents; prepares investigative and other reports which may include photographs, sketches, electronic documents, files and warrants in accordance with established departmental format, standards, policies, procedures, and timeliness; uses computers for reports, communications, and information retrieval from departmental, local, state, and federal resources.
9. Performs a variety of administrative and other types of duties in support of law enforcement services, including written project work and analysis, fingerprinting, and other activities.
10. Performs duties in compliance with established and approved rules, regulations, and policies and procedures; demonstrates comprehension, interpretation, and application of the intent and purpose of these mandates; performs duties in compliance with all federal and state laws and Municipal Codes.
• 21 years of age; eligible to work in the United States
• High school diploma or GED and a minimum of 60 - 90 hours of higher education at an accredited college or university.
• Valid Colorado driver's license at time of appointment.
• Possess a current Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification; be eligible for certification; or, currently enrolled in a Colorado P.O.S.T Academy program.
• The ability to successfully complete a background check including but not limited to: Criminal history search, polygraph, psychological and physical examination required.