Police Officer

Rockford Park District

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Contact Information

Address:

Rockford Park District
401 S. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61101

Phone Number:

  • 815-987-8800

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Until Filled

Salary:

  • Starting: $24.24/hour


Position Details

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following:

Other duties may be assigned.

Operational Excellence:

  • Follows standard operating procedures, looks for law /ordinance violations in parks while maintaining park safety.
  • Ensures appropriate communications with victims, offenders, citizens, community groups, 911 center, states attorney, and other law enforcement officers.
  • Responds to internal and external calls that do not require law enforcement response.
  • Responds to emergency calls while operating emergency lights and siren in a controlled manner.
  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency requests from other law enforcement agencies / officers.
  • Responds to intrusion, hold-up, and fire alarms and performs building checks, then resets non valid alarms.
  • Picks up and secures, transports, and deposits United States Currency from park district facilities to the bank.
  • Provides police presence for safety and security at park district events and functions.
  • Performs criminal and non-criminal investigations against persons and property.
  • Performs undercover activities as directed.
  • Provides general and pertinent information to citizens request and district employees. 

Compliance:

  • Enforces all local traffic ordinances and traffic laws from the Illinois Vehicle Code.
  • Enforces all local, state, and federal laws and ordinances as necessary.
  • Oversees the safe passage of vehicles and pedestrian traffic when required.
  • Attends court proceedings and represents the Rockford Park District Police Department as required. 

Inspection/Maintenance:

  • Performs daily inspection of all assigned equipment and vehicles.
  • Visually inspects park district property to ensure that it is safe and secure.
  • Checks the interior and exterior of buildings to ensure that they are secure. 

Documents/Reports:

  • Completes police reports, traffic citations and all other paperwork as required. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma with 2-3 years of other schooling preferably in Law Enforcement and Political Science and less than one year of related work experience.
  • Candidates must be at least 21-years-old.
  • Candidates must hold a current Law Enforcement Certification by the State of Illinois. 

CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Professional knowledge of state, federal, and ordinance laws
  • Practical knowledge of computers and in-car computers
  • Professional knowledge from Police Training Institute
  • Practical knowledge of defensive tactics and firearms
  • Routine knowledge or park district policies 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

Heavy Work:

  • Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally
  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Significant environmental factors may be applicable to this position.

Apply Online:

https://rockfordparkdistrict.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a26j3rffjfiy



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