Police Officer: Level I, II, or III

Saint George, UT
Saint George Police Department

This position is open to currently certified police officers who have a Utah Police Officer Certification. It is also open to officers who are certified to perform the functions of a police officer in a different state and are able to successfully obtain a waiver from Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training, and to candidates who are currently enrolled in Utah POST to obtain SFO/LEO certifications.

Current Utah POST cadets may be considered for a position as a Police Officer Trainee while attending POST. Once all certifications have been successfully obtained, the selected candidate will progress to Police Officer I.

Salary
$43,775 to $66,670 Per Year

Responsibilities:

1. Effects an arrest within training guidelines and department policy and using that amount of force which is reasonable and necessary in accordance with policy and law.

2. Prepares investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.

3. Exercises independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest, and when force may be used and to what degree.

4. Operates a law enforcement vehicle during the day and night in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic, and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, high winds, rain, ice, and snow.

5. Communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.

6. Gathers information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informers.

7. Pursues fleeing suspects and performs rescue operations which may involve quickly entering and exiting a law enforcement patrol vehicle; lifting, carrying, and dragging heavy objects; climbing over and pulling oneself up over obstacles; jumping down from elevated surfaces; climbing through openings; jumping over obstacles, ditches, and streams; crawling in confined areas; balancing on uneven or narrow surfaces; and using body force to gain entrance through barriers.

8. Loads, unloads, aims, and fires, from a variety of body positions, a handgun, rifle, and other agency firearms under conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards.

9. Performs searches of people, vehicles, buildings, and large outdoor areas which may involve feeling and detecting objects, walking for long periods of time, detaining people, and stopping suspicious vehicles and persons.

10. Conducts visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.

Qualifications:

Police Officer I:

1. Must be a United States Citizen.

2. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.

3. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

4. Must have no felony or domestic violence convictions.

5. Must pass and maintain department physical fitness standards.

6. Must possess a valid driver license. A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

7. Consideration will be given for Law Enforcement Officer experience, military service, Police Officer certification, and any completed college degree.

8. Certified as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Utah Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) as defined in Section 53-13 of the Utah Code Annotated. Or, certified as a Law Enforcement are certified out of state but are able to successfully obtain a waiver from Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training.

9. Successfully complete the St. George Police Officer Selection Examination and requirements established by the City of St. George and the City’s Police Department. This may include written and oral examination, physical examination, background investigations, computer voice stress and/or polygraph examination, drug test, psychological evaluation, and physical fitness test.

10. Must successfully pass the St. George Police Department Academy and Field Training Program.

11. Must pass and maintain the Police Department physical fitness standards.

12. Must obtain and maintain all certifications as required by the Chief of Police or Division Commander, which include:

a. Firearms proficiency (qualification at minimum 80%).

b. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

c. First Aid.

d. Arrest Control Tactics (ACT) and Defensive Tactics proficiency.

e. Baton (ASP).

f. Oleoresin Capsicum (O.C.).

g. Electro-muscular disruption device (Taser).

h. Federal/State required hazardous materials and blood borne pathogen training.

i. Intoxilyzer.

j. Field Sobriety Test proficiency.

k. Radar/Lidar Certification.

13. With written approval of the Division Commander, documented specialized training directly related to the officer’s present assignment may be substituted.

a. Must maintain a minimum of 40 hours of POST accepted training each year to maintain certification which includes the Police Department’s mandatory in-service training requirements

b. Must maintain a three (3) or higher rating on annual department evaluation.

Police Officer II:

1. Possess all applicable and valid licenses and certifications required for Police Officer I.

2. Must have a minimum of two (2) years full-time law enforcement experience.

3. Must obtain and maintain all certifications as required by the Chief of Police or Division Commander, including Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T.).

4. Must have the minimum of an associate’s degree OR serve on a department special team to include:

a. SWAT

b. Hostage negotiations

c. Bomb squad

d. Accident Reconstruction Team

e. Active Department Field Training Officer (FTO)

f. Active Department Honor Guard

g. Department Instructor/Coordinator as approved by the Chief of Police

h. Proficiency in a secondary language to the extent that can be used for interpretation and interviews

i. Other special assignment approved, in writing, by the Chief of Police.

Police Officer III:

1. Possess all applicable and valid licenses and certifications required for Police Officer I and Police Officer II.

2. Must have the minimum of an associate’s degree and at least three (3) years of law enforcement experience as a full-time law enforcement officer, or five (5) years of law enforcement experience as a full-time law enforcement officer.