Police Officer Recruit

Pocatello, ID
Pocatello Police Department

Closes On: December 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM MST

Rate of Pay: $23.25/hour

A Police Officer Recruit performs tasks at a training level to prepare to become a certified Police Officer. The job includes participation in formal, structured training at a police academy and participation in training classes arranged by in-service trainers. Work methods and results are under constant review by supervisory personnel through observation, discussion and results achieved. Upon successful completion of the training period, as determined by the Police Chief, a Police Officer Recruit may be appointed to the class of Police Officer.

A Police Officer Recruit receives training to enforce state and local laws and ordinances, respond to calls for the protection of life and property, conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations, make arrests and perform other assigned law enforcement and public safety duties to preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe community environment. Duties normally consist of patrol and traffic activities in the City on an assigned shift with constant supervision.

The job requires a high school diploma or GED and the ability to meet department and POST physical and psychological requirements and pass a written examination and extensive background investigation. The job also requires successful completion of the department’s 16 week Field Training Officer program within one (1) year of employment. The job requires the ability to maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with elected and appointed officials, other City employees, other organizations, and the general public.