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Police Patrol Officer

Pueblo, CO
Pueblo Police Department
Salary: $45,930.12-$72,939.24 Annually

This Police Patrol Officer is FLSA non-exempt entry-level position under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant. This position exercises a high degree of discretion, trust and confidence performing skilled police work by critical public contact. The duties involve police patrol, criminal investigations, traffic laws / regulations, related criminal law enforcement activities and a wide variety of community services. Employees in this classification work in partnership with the community to identify and resolve issues, to provide public safety to the community, and to maintain peace, safety and order. Employees must exercise considerable judgment, initiative, and skill in a variety of situations and must be able to act without direct supervision in completing work. This position requires employees to work in highly stressful, emergency situations where injury or death of individuals might occur as a result of an error. This job description is an overview and is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It’s not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions and tasks required of the position.

Salary
$3,827.51 – $6,078.27 Monthly
$45,930.12 – $72,939.24 Annually

Closing
January 27, 2019 11:59 PM

Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Works varied hours, holidays and weekends
• Performs proactive police patrol functions; responds to calls for service; enforces laws; maintains order; prevents crime; provides miscellaneous services to assist the public; and enforces traffic laws and directs traffic
• Investigates crimes, gathers evidence, interviews people, issues citations and makes arrests, prepares reports and cases for prosecution, and testifies in court
• Observes, listens, analyzes, and assesses problems under varied circumstances; and applies knowledge, reason and good judgment to solve problems and render appropriate decisions
• Interacts effectively with culturally diverse groups and individuals, calms emotional people, and displays superior customer service skills
• Engages in superior communication with a wide variety of people verbally and in writing
• Maintains self-control under stress
• Maintains a level of mental and physical fitness commensurate with the requirements of the position
• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and functions well as part of a team.
• Complies with verbal and written instructions and orders
• Performs in accordance with organizational values, policies, and procedures
• Maintains and completes the required reports, documentation, forms or logs
• Inspects and maintains police related equipment, facilities and uniforms to ensure proper function, use and appearance

Qualifications:

In addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above, the applicant must:
• Be a U.S. citizen at time of application deadline date
• Be at least 21 years of age at time of application deadline date
• Possess a high school diploma, GED or higher education
• Possess a valid driver's license and obtain a Colorado Driver's license by date of hire
• Successfully pass physical ability and written examination(s)
• Not have been convicted of the following:
• A felony crime
• A misdemeanor crime of domestic violence
• A misdemeanor crime that would affect ability to certify with the Colorado Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board
• Not have been released or discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States under dishonorable conditions
A Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification and higher education is highly desirable.

Illegal drug usage, as described below, at the time of application will be cause for disqualification:
• Any use of marijuana within 2 years prior to the date of application;
And/Or;
• Any usage of any illegal drugs other than marijuana (i.e. heroin, cocaine, LSD, amphetamines, steroids, or other illegal drug as defined in schedules I through V of Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act) within five (5) years prior to the date of application.
Candidates must also be willing to submit to and successfully pass a post conditional offer drug screen, polygraph, psychological, criminal background check, and comprehensive medical examination designed to measure the candidate's ability to perform the physical requirements of the position.