Police Officer I

West Bountiful, UT
West Bountiful Police Department

The West Bountiful Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police
Officer I.
The 5,800 residents of West Bountiful enjoy a quiet, rural lifestyle, just minutes away from
downtown Salt Lake. The city benefits from a vibrant commercial district along 500 West
between 900 North and 500 South, which includes a Costco, Lowes, Larry H Miller dealership,
and various restaurants.
West Bountiful Police Department is a highly professional department consisting of 11 sworn
police officers and has strong support from the community and elected leadership. The core
philosophy of the West Bountiful Police Department is that we enjoy working as a team. From
embracing diversity within, to understanding the impact of the career on officer’s families, the
size and professionalism of the department allows for an atmosphere different from larger
departments. Our officers must exhibit strong oral and written communication skills and seek
positive interactions with the public. We expect officers to exhibit empathy for those they serve.
From the top leadership down, we are teachable and able to accept and implement feedback. We
are a department that believes in constant improvement and development.
If you feel that West Bountiful is a place you would fit in and would like to build a career with
us, please apply for our position.

Salary

$20.43 to $28.21 depending upon experience

Closing

Open Until Filled

Responsibilities:

 Work at the direction of the patrol division sergeants, assistant chief and chief of police.
 Responds promptly and professionally to calls for service from the community.
 Maintains a high standard of professionalism.
 Adheres to all laws and city and department policies while performing patrol duties.
 Investigates and reports on incidents or events that a police response is requested by police
dispatch, a supervisor, or member of the community.
 Compiles and completes all documentation required in the initial response, investigation, and
resolution of incidents or events the patrol officer is called upon or directed to respond to.
 Must be able to follow up on cases when appropriate.
 Investigates or responds to those events or incidents that occur in the presence of the patrol
officer which are not received through dispatch or supervisory channels.
 Proactively patrols the city to maintain a high-profile presence in the community to discourage
criminal activity.
 Performs traffic enforcement while patrolling to ensure the safety of the city streets.
 Interacts with the community in a positive manner to foster good will and community confidence.
 On a regular basis trains and receives instruction on investigative techniques, interview skills,
firearms use, crime scene management, traffic enforcement techniques, and personal
communication skills in order to provide the highest level of police service to the community.
 Testify in court to present verbal and physical evidence regarding traffic and criminal
prosecutions.
 Provide general and specific information to the community.
 When called upon by the police administration, make public presentations to the community.
 Be available by phone, cell phone, or pager to call-outs for special assignments or critical
incidents.
 Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Must be a citizen of the United States; or legal permanent resident.


Education:
Must possess a high school diploma or GED. A degree from an accredited college is preferred.
POST LEO certifiable by date of hire.


Experience:
This position requires considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and technical aspects of
modern law enforcement. The police officer applicant must be able to demonstrate a good moral
background and ethical personal history.


Knowledge:
Knowledge of federal and state law, traffic code, city ordinances, and departmental policies and
procedures. Must possess entry level knowledge of police methods, practices, and procedures, or
the ability to acquire this knowledge and apply it.


Certificate & License:
The candidate must be Utah POST LEO certified or certifiable by the date hired.
Candidate must possess a valid Utah driver license.
Out of State applicants must provide a letter from Utah POST stating they are certifiable and
approved to take the POST written and physical tests.
Valid Utah Driver License.


Skills:
Candidate MUST possess strong communication in both written and oral format.
Possess skills as taught in POST, the field training program, and the on-going departmental
training.
Abilities:
Ability to deal courteously with the general public.
Demonstrated ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
Be able to act without immediate supervision and exercise independent judgment in meeting
emergencies.