Police Officer (Non-Certified Trainee)

Alliance, NE
Alliance Police Department

Salary: $23.17 – $26.46 per hour.

Position Summary:

Performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, and related law enforcement activities.

Works under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant.

Essential Functions:

  • Works on rotating shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
  • Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.
  • 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, 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.
  • Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic
    disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. 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 scene of crimes for clues. Analyzes
    and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders. Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court
  • Prepares a variety of reports and records including officer’s Daily Log, reports of investigation, field
    interrogation report, alcohol reports, influence reports, breathalyzer check list, bad check form, vehicle
    impoundment form, traffic hazard report, etc.
  • Undertakes community oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled
    vehicles, crime prevention, drug education, traffic safety, etc.
  • Participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the City limits, obtaining evidences
    and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in
    court, and related activities.
  • Conducts patrol activities including directing traffic, investigation of reported or observed violations of
    law, and conducting patrol activities.
  • 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, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned.
  • Maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide
    mutual assistance during emergency situations and provides general information about Department


  • Must be 21 years or older;
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any State;
  • Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years are not allowed;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Must be able to read and write the English language;
  • Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits; and financially responsible.
  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • It would be desirable to have your education supplemented by a two-year community college degree or vocational school training in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or a related field;
  • Ability to meet Department’s physical standards.
  • Successful completion of State Basic Training Academy or Equivalency Test within one (1) year after employment.