Police Officer II (Lateral)
Salary: $62,206.00 – $78,430.00 Annually.
Under general supervision, the Police Officer performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation and related law enforcement activities. Maintains department equipment, supplies, and facilities. Maintains contact with the general public, court officials, and other City officials in the performance of police operating activities. This position is a tentative “At-Will” appointment and subject to a probationary period of twelve (12) months from the date of hire. Upon successful completion of a probationary period, a non-management employee shall be granted regular status in the classification in which the probationary period is served.
- Works on rotating shifts performing patrol, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation, and arrest of persons involved in crimes and misconduct.
- Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent.
- Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances.
- Patrols City streets, parks, and commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, and prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies, and other law violations.
- Responds to emergency radio calls to include accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, and domestic violence; investigates incidents and takes appropriate law enforcement action.
- Interrogates suspects, witnesses, and drivers; preserves evidence; arrests violators; investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents; summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles; takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene.
- Conducts follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift; seeks out and questions victim, witnesses, and suspects; develops leads and tips; searches crime scenes for evidence; analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders; prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings.
- Prepares a variety of reports and records including reports of investigation, field interrogation report, alcohol reports, influence reports, breathalyzer check lists, bad check forms, vehicle impoundment forms, and traffic hazard reports.
- Undertakes community-oriented police work and assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention, drug abuse resistance education (DARE), and traffic safety.
- Participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the City limits, obtaining evidence and compiling information regarding these crimes; prepares cases for filing of charges and testifies in court.
- Coordinates activities with other officers or other City departments as needed; exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies and obtains advice from the City Attorney and County Prosecutor’s Office regarding cases, as needed and assigned.
- Maintains contact with supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations, and provide general information about Department activities.
- Serves as a member of various employee committees.
- Associate degree or vocational training in Police Science, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice or related field.
- One (1) year of experience as a commissioned peace officer.
- An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation including a polygraph.