Police Services Officer I (PO-5)

Lihue, HI
Kauai Police Department

$72,384.00 Annually

Closing Date
11/30/2023 4:30 PM Hawaii

Duties Summary

Performs a variety of law enforcement, crime prevention, investigative or other specialized duties as a trainee police officer; attends police classes and receives intensive training in the principles, practices, procedures and techniques of police work; independently patrols an assigned beat and performs a variety of law enforcement work as part of the training process; and performs other related duties as required.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Patrol an assigned area to prevent crime, maintain order and enforce laws and regulations;
  • Respond to calls from the general public and crime victims, traffic hazards,violations, misdemeanors and felony incidents;
  • Respond to radio, telephone or computer messages or instructions and complete the assignment;
  • Investigate and analyze specific crime cases, make arrests, issue citations and give warnings; performs booking procedures and interviews witnesses to gain information;
  • Investigate and prepare reports on offenses, arrests, accidents, property damage, and administrative matters using a combination of writing and computer skills;
  • Analyze, suggest and implement solutions t police problems in an assigned area;
  • Control uncooperative subjects;
  • Appear in court on and off duty and give credible testimony;
  • Transport prisoners;
  • Drive a variety of vehicles in a safe and effective manner under a wide range of conditions;
  • Use a variety of firearms and weapons in a safe and effective manner in the course of duty;
  • Give directions, provide information and arrange for assistance;
  • Maintain accurate logs and records of work performed;
  • Participate in raining seminars, conferences and programs to stay abreast of current crime trends and innovative policing techniques;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements


Age: All candidates for employment as a Police Services Officer shall be at least twenty (20) years of age at the time of filing application and 21 years old at the time of appointment.

Training and Experience: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school.

Substitutions Allowed:
The following may be substituted for education:

  1. Four (4) years of full-time work experience may be substituted for a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited community college, college or university, trades school, etc., may be substituted for a high school diploma or equivalent.

Firearms Requirement: Applicants must meet Federal and State eligibility requirements to possess firearms. Some examples of persons who are disqualified to carry firearms are persons who have been convicted of any felony, crime of violence, illegal sale of any drug, domestic violence (felony or misdemeanor), etc.

License Requirement: Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license, minimum class 3 or equivalent. A motorcycle license is not acceptable.