Police Officer Probationary I/II/III/IV
The Police Officer strives to provide a safe, secure environment for the community by minimizing the impact of crime, disaster, disorder, and hazardous conditions through enforcement activities, information dissemination, public education and quality services. The police officer may work within a variety of job assignments including patrol officer, investigator, traffic officer, or support services officer.
$29.56 – $41.84 Hourly
3/20/2019 11:59 PM Mountain
Patrols assigned areas within the city to deter illegal activities and protect and preserve the safety and security of individuals, buildings and neighborhoods.
Maintains a high level of customer service and responds rapidly to changing conditions.
Responds to calls for service. Investigates citizen complaints including crime in progress, crimes discovered after the fact, disturbances, domestic disputes, accidents and requests for information or assistance.
Performs preliminary investigations and interviews at crime scenes, traffic accidents, domestic disputes, and disturbances.
Assesses customer and community needs, wants and perceptions.
Collects and preserves physical evidence, recovered property, and diagrams. Photographs scenes and obtains other information from suspects and witnesses necessary to document specific crimes and incidents.
Builds and uses a variety of conflict management skills for different situations and contexts.
Performs traffic enforcement activities to observe and apprehend violators of ordinances and statutes.
Prepares citations and summons necessary to charge individuals with violations of ordinances, statutes, and laws including petty, misdemeanor, and felonious offenses.
Makes arrests and takes suspects into custody which includes searching, booking, and transporting of individuals to holding.
Education and Experience
Education: High school graduate or equivalent and 60 semester hours of college credit. A minimum of four years active military service and an Honorable Discharge may be substituted in lieu of the college credit requirement.
Work Experience: None
Certifications and/or Licensures: Colorado P.O.S.T. certification
Required Driver's License: Valid Colorado driver's license and a clear or acceptable MVR
An equivalent combination of education, training and relevant job experience may be substituted.
Requires the physical ability to protect oneself and others in threatening and stressful situations including the ability to pursue, subdue, and control resisting individuals.
Requires the incumbent to undergo a background check including criminal record check, motor vehicle records check, polygraph and psychological examination and medical evaluation.
Requires extensive training and proficiency in the use of various police weapons.
Ability to learn and enforce ordinances, statutes, laws and court decisions relative to enforcement activities.
Must be able to work in an environment of emotional and mental stress due to the emergency situations present during the course of the work.
Must be creative, responsive, flexible and able to work in a fast paced and constantly changing environment.
Requires extraordinary conflict resolution and strong human relations skills.