supervision, performs varied law enforcement duties; enforces laws and
regulations and apprehends criminals; provides information, advice and
assistance to the public in their use of police and other City services;
conducts crime investigations; and does related work as required. This is a
broad classification with individual positions assigned to specific functional
areas; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of
the department and staffing levels.
Examples of Duties:
Patrol City in car,
motorcycle, all terrain vehicle, bicycle and any other means of transportation
and on foot; answer calls for the protection of life and property, and the
enforcement of City, County, and State laws; may conduct both preliminary and
follow-up investigations of reported criminal activity, deaths, and vehicle
Respond to any
emergency, utilizing exceptional physical abilities which include but are not
limited to high speed driving, pursuing criminals while on foot, carrying
injured persons, climbing fences and walls, overcoming physical resistance of
uncooperative violent suspects, and directing traffic at emergency scenes,
fires, and special events. Most of these requirements occur outside and may be
in inclement weather.
Make arrests as
necessary; interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogate suspects;
gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.
Contact and cooperate
with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of
crimes and the apprehension of offenders.
Prepare reports of
arrests made, investigations conducted, and unusual incidents observed.
Serve warrants and
While on patrol, stop
drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn drivers against
unlawful practices; issue citations and make arrests as necessary. Check
buildings for physical security. Receive, search, book, fingerprint, and
Administer first aid in
Maintain contact with
citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good
relationships with the general public.
Work unsupervised as a
solo unit in responding to emergencies.
Work rotating shifts,
including nights, weekends, and holidays.
investigative or detective work as assigned by the Chief of Police.
Perform other duties as
Experience and Training:
High School Diploma or
A minimum of 30 college
credit hours from an accredited university or
Two years full time law
enforcement experience, or
Two years active duty
time in the U.S. Armed Forces