The Rock Springs Police Department is hiring for the full-time position of Patrol Officer.
As an agency of 44 sworn officers, we serve a community of approximately 23,000 in southwestern Wyoming. Rock Springs citizens are supportive of our officers and show their appreciation often. Our community size keeps the department busy but also offers smaller community security to raise a family.
Patrol Officers have the ability to investigate a large variety of calls, often from start to finish. Special positions include Detective Division, School Resource Officer, Tactical Response Team and K-9 Officer.
We are 1/2 hour from Flaming Gorge Reservoir and an hour from The Wind River and Wyoming mountain ranges. If you enjoy wide, open space with an abundance of public land for outdoor recreational activities such as fishing, hunting and off-roading, apply with the Rock Springs Police Department.
- Equivalent to a high school diploma
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license
- Must be at least age twenty-one (21) at time of hire
- U.S. Citizen
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs a variety of duties including, but not limited to:
- Patrol a designated area of the City to preserve law and order; discover and prevent the commission of crimes; check property for physical security.
- Respond to general public service calls and complaints including but not limited to, domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control, automobile accidents, robberies, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents using a variety of technical equipment, techniques, and procedures.
- Secures the scene; investigate crimes and suspicious circumstances; collect, process, photograph and present evidence including fingerprints, fibers, blood, and related physical evidence; sketches the crime scene; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; identify and interrogate suspects; apprehend and arrest offenders; testify and present evidence in court.
- Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
- Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public; take an active role in areas of public education relative to crime and crime prevention.
- Take custody of lost and found property.
- Prepare and submit reports, affidavits and other related documents on arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed.
- Book prisoners in the jail; assist in the custody, care, and welfare of prisoners while in custody; transport prisoners.
- Perform general police work in the protection of life and liberty.
- Inspect, report, and correct conditions which may lead to criminal activity or pose a societal problem.
- Provide the public with directions, safety information and give advice on laws or ordinances.
- Prepare written reports on criminal matters or civil problems.
- Perform specialized duties requiring application of abilities and knowledge acquired through experience.
- Enforce City, State, and Federal laws, especially those pertaining to traffic related issues.
- Participate in training courses and programs including but not limited to, firearms, radar, Custody Control, Taser, emergency vehicle operations and various other equipment and techniques specific to the Police Department.
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