Police – Patrol
The Patrol Officer is responsible for protection of life and property, prevention of crimes, apprehension of criminals and the general enforcement of laws and ordinances. Duties normally consist of routine patrol, preliminary investigation and traffic regulation. To provide a safe environment for citizens and visitors and to answer calls for service ranging from friendly assists to highly stressful and dangerous incidents.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide good customer service to both internal and external customers; maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City employees (especially members of their own team), and have regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive.
2. Performs preventive patrol in assigned areas, both in vehicle and on foot. Enforces state and federal laws and City ordinances. Operate motor vehicle while on patrol in a safe manner for extended periods of time in all environmental conditions and on occasion operate the vehicle at high speeds and in congested traffic situations.
3. Continually observes for and responds to criminal activity, safety hazards, traffic violations, persons needing assistance, etc. Conducts interviews and interrogations of victims, witnesses, suspects and offenders. Identifies, collects, processes, packages and logs physical evidence.
4. Makes arrests on criminal and traffic related offenses including DWI detection and apprehension. Use of radar equipment and proper operation. Defends self and others by engaging in actual physical combat if necessary and to subdue resistive arrestees. Conducts searches of persons, places, vehicles and things.
5. Becomes familiar with patrol districts, geographical locations, known offenders, neighborhood routines, potential problem areas. Conducts security inspections and surveys buildings and businesses; handles complaints made by the public; conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations.
6. Seeks and serves arrest warrants, search warrants and other court documents. Assist various prosecutors and attorneys in preparation of cases for trial; assists judges during court sessions; testify clearly and truthfully in front of a judge and jury in court
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED plus specialized training and/or additional college courses and 19-23 months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid Arkansas Driver’s License and Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification.
Minimum requirements include: Must be a U.S. citizen; at least 21 years of age; must obtain and maintain a valid Arkansas driver’s license and have a good driving record at the time of employment and during tenure of employment; must have a high school diploma or GED; must not have been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor crimes of a violent nature or involving moral turpitude, been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, been placed on diversion, nor have an expunged conviction. Must be able to communicate in writing and orally in English.
Starting salary is $50,745 ***Holiday pay not included in base salary***
Application deadline is 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2023