Police Officer Supervisor
Under general supervision, supports full-time Police Officers by performing patrol and other law enforcement duties as directed.
Essential functions as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents within this classification.
Incumbents are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance on the job are not routinely listed in the job descriptions, but are an essential function.
Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Responds to assigned calls for service and performs patrols.
- Performs traffic and parking enforcement and issues citations or warnings for violations.
- Processes and transports prisoners to and from locations as required.
- Assists with special events and traffic control duties.
- Performs tow reports and other administrative duties as directed.
- Provides assistance to citizens; and answers questions regarding codes, laws and regulations.
- Testifies in court as required.
- Administers first aid to the injured.
- Refers victims/complainants to appropriate service agencies.
- Performs traffic control duties as required.
- Assists citizens; lockouts, misplaced/towed vehicles, lost keys, etc.
- Operates standard office equipment, including word processors, computers, facsimile equipment and central telephones; may operate microfilm, radio, telephone and other departmental-specific equipment after training.
- Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.
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.
Education and Experience:
- High School diploma or GED; AND one (1) year of law enforcement experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.
Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
- Illinois Driver's License.
- Illinois certification as a Law Enforcement Officer.
Required Knowledge and Skills Required Knowledge:
- Federal, State, and local laws and their interpretations.
- Procedural issues in detaining and apprehending suspects.
- Geographical and cultural aspects of the City.
- Departmental policies and procedures.
- Radio communication procedures.
- Procedures and techniques for legally and safely detaining, searching, and arresting suspects and prisoners.
- Procedures and techniques for collecting, marking, and preserving evidence.
- Standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment.
- Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
- Computer applications related to the work.
- Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals, at all levels of responsibility, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained.
- Communicating effectively in oral and written forms.
- Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations.
- Maintaining accurate records and preparing accurate and timely reports.
- Observing, perceiving, and recalling persons, places, objects, and incidents.
- Operating a motor vehicle in a safe, defensive manner, occasionally at high speeds under emergency conditions.
- Recognizing potential hazards.
- Securing and searching crime scenes for the purpose of obtaining evidence.
- Applying first aid or medical attention to injured persons.
- Analyzing situations to determine appropriate action.
- Communicating to exchange or convey information, or give instructions.
- Executing defensive techniques in perilous situations.
- Use of firearms and other protective tools and devices.
- Maintaining and using patrol equipment.
- Use mobile communication equipment.
Required Knowledge and Skills Required Skills:
- Maintaining a professional and business-like demeanor, even during stressful and adverse situations.
- Acting decisively and forcefully at appropriate times.
- Understanding, implementing, and giving oral instructions.
- Pursuit and arrest of a suspect over varied and demanding terrain; to effect a physically forceful arrest.
- Exerting control over others verbally and physically during crisis and emergency situations.
- Using good judgment in crisis and life-threatening situations.
- Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
- Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
- Establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with staff, coworkers, and the public.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Mobility to work in a typical field setting, use standard office equipment and drive a motor vehicle in order to perform duties; physically able to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time; remain cardiovascularly fit to chase and subdue suspects over all terrain conditions, rapidly climb stairs, and other tactical situations; retain grip strength adequate to grasp and handle equipment, weapons, and suspects; strength and stamina to walk for extended periods of time and lift and carry up to 100 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone/radio.
Work is performed under adverse weather conditions; exposure to fumes, dust and gasses; exposure to intense noise and hazardous traffic conditions. Work is subject to bodily injury and lethal force.
- Becomes familiar with and observes all applicable safety and security policies/procedures.
- Immediately reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor.
- Reports all accidents to supervisor immediately.
- Obeys and adheres to all safety rules and work practices.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.
- Any City employee may be required to stay at or return to work during emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.
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