Police Officer – Non Certified

West Valley City, UT
West Valley City Police Department

The position of Police Officer is subordinate to the Police Chief and all other ranking officers on the department. Responsible for the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Work is performed in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and state statutes.

$19.75 – $20.74

How to Prepare for the Written Test

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Safely operates department vehicle during normal and emergency driving situations in accordance with department policy and state statue.  Responds to; calls for service, assistance from other officers and at the direction of supervisory personnel.  Performs initial investigations of both criminal activity and/or traffic accidents.  Recognizes and protects crime scenes for the preservation and gathering of evidence.  Prepares thorough and complete reports of investigations and daily activity.  Maintains a working knowledge of criminal and traffic law.  Takes a pro-active approach to law enforcement thru the recognition of violations of criminal and traffic law and takes appropriate action.  Prepared and capable of using required force to effect arrests up to and including deadly force.  Ability to verbally articulate in court facts pertaining to investigations, arrests, and/or traffic citations in which the officer participated as a primary or backup officer.  Provides assistance to community members including assisting motorists, giving directions and answering general questions.  Maintains a professional appearance and adheres to department dress and grooming standards. Has a working knowledge of all department issued equipment and maintains the equipment in good working order.  Works with other agencies in a spirit of cooperation.  Maintains required certifications and proficiency to include participation in mandatory department physical fitness standards.



Must be a U.S. Citizen

Must be at least 21 years of age

In-state candidates must have successfully passed the NPOST (National Police Officer Standard Test)


Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent.


Moderately heavy physical activity. Required to stand, walk or sit uncomfortably for extended periods of time.


The job places life or personal safety at risk.

Exposure to stress as a result of increased responsibility and human behavior.

Exposure to disagreeable elements such as cold, damp, heat and noise. Intermittent explore to infections, disease, disturbed or emotionally unbalanced individuals. Subject to traffic hazards during emergency responses through heavy traffic.

May be subject to shift work or assignments which require non-traditional work schedules.

Ability to be recalled and respond to critical incidents as required. Willingness and ability to work overtime as work load dictates.