Police Officer – KPD
Salary: $26.32 Hourly.
Under occasional supervision, performs responsible law enforcement functions as assigned, including enforcing federal and state laws and local ordinances. Exercises independent judgment and is totally accountable for executing all duties ethically and within the confines of the law and the established policies of the Kissimmee Police Department. Participates in special unit activities or programs as assigned. Reports to assigned Sergeant.
- Responds to emergency or high-risk situations; participates in criminal and other investigations. Performs general law enforcement duties, including patrolling assigned areas, checking property for security, maintaining order and public safety, responding to traffic accidents/incidents and issuing citations, apprehending and arresting suspects, questioning suspects, assisting crime and accident victims, investigating alarms, collecting evidence, taking statements, etc.
- Participates in special unit activities and/or programs as assigned, which may include performing duties as a school resource officer, community police officer, DARE officer and/or tactical officer.
- Serves warrants, summonses, subpoenas and other official papers.
- Books and processes prisoners.
- Prepares cases for prosecution; provides court testimony as required.
- Performs various public service duties, including directing traffic at school crossings and during special events, providing police escort, assisting stranded motorists, providing security at City events, providing traffic control, etc.
- Reports all conditions which may affect community safety, including lighting changes, pedestrian and traffic obstacles, hazardous conditions, traffic lights, etc.
- Promotes crime prevention and safety theories and practices that can be implemented incommunities to deter criminal activity. Plans and/or participates in safety / educational programs and presentations at local businesses, schools and community events.
- Receives and responds to citizen inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance; refers public to persons or agencies which can provide further assistance as required.
- Works under stressful, high-risk conditions.
- Remains abreast of all federal and state laws, and ordinances of the city of Kissimmee. Maintains assigned equipment and vehicle.
- Maintains required level of proficiency in the use of firearms; maintains physical fitness in accordance with department standards.
- Participates in field training.
- Attends various meetings as required.
- Promotes a favorable image of the City and Police Department by acting in a responsive and professional manner with members of the media, citizens and outside agencies as applicable.
- Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various records and reports including routine reports, incident reports, accident reports, citations, arrest warrants, search warrants, subpoenas, affidavits, memos, correspondence, etc.
- Operates a police vehicle, firearms, restraining devices, two-way radio, radar protective gear, and other police-issued equipment, as well as a variety of other equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, camera, tape recorder, etc. Exercises care and safety in the use of equipment required to complete assigned tasks.
- Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, co-workers, City personnel, court personnel, attorneys, other law enforcement agencies, various government agencies, community leaders and organizations, medical personnel, suspects, victims, witnesses, and the general public.
- Position requires at least 40 hours per week and may require working a rotating schedule.
- An A.A. or A.S. degree in criminal justice is preferred.
- Must maintain firearms proficiency, be physically qualified and maintain physical fitness in accordance with department standards.
- Must possess and maintain state certification in law enforcement.
- May require certification in NCIC/FCIC operation and others as deemed appropriate by supervisors.
- Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License as required.