Police Officer I

Woodland Park, CO
Woodland Park Police Department

Rate of Pay: $22.84 – $27.98

Job Description
Enforces City Ordinances, Colorado State laws, Federal laws, and provides police services. Performs patrol, investigation, traffic, and related law enforcement activities. Works independently.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Enforces laws and ordinances. Provides police services.

2. Works on rotating shifts performing patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.

3. Works as a detective when so assigned.

4. Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.

5. Carries out duties in conformance with the United States Constitution, the Colorado Constitution, Federal law, State law, County and City ordinances.

6. Patrols City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations and to otherwise serve and protect.

7. Responds to emergency and regular radio calls for enforcement or police service.

8. Participates in investigating and solving crimes and incidents Interviews suspects, witnesses and victims. Obtains and preserves evidence. Compiles information regarding these cases. Prepares cases for filing of charges, testifies in court, and performs related activities.

9. Prepares and serves arrest and search warrants in both routine and high risk situations.

10. Conducts traffic control activities including directing traffic, investigation of traffic accidents, and enforcement of traffic law, and traffic safety activities. Investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents. Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene.

Minimum Qualifications – Entry Level
1. Must meet requirements for and achieve Peace Officer Certification as described in Colorado Law and P.O.S.T. regulations.

2. Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Colorado State driver’s license.

3. No felony convictions or disqualifying misdemeanor convictions as specified by Colorado law.

4. Must be able to read and write the English language.

5. Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.

6. Ability to meet Department’s physical standards.

7. Must pass a background check as described in Woodland Park Police Policy entitled Police Employee Selection.

Education and Experience
1. High school diploma or equivalent.

2. Two year degree or bachelor’s degree is preferable

3. Must be POST certified