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Police Officer

Rockford Park District

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Contact Information

Address:

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

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/30/24

Salary:

  • Starting: $29.48/hour

Sworn:

  • 18 Full-Time; 6 Part-Time

Population:

  • 200,000

Position Details

Title:

Police Officer

Department:

Police

Status:

Full Time Non-Exempt

Office Location:

Webbs Norman Center

Reports To:

Sergeants

Position Description:

To ensure that all patrons feel safe to utilize and enjoy any and all parks and park district related activities.

ROCKFORD PARK DISTRICT VISION, MISSION AND LEADERSHIP BY VALUES:

Agency Vision:

To be the best urban parks and recreation system in North America, as measured by national standards and the citizens we serve.

Agency Mission:

The Rockford Park District is in business to "help people enjoy life" by providing a quality park and recreation system.

Vision & Planning System:

The District aligns itself and all its resources to achieve its purpose, vision, mission, and priorities. This successfully drives the strategic plan, operational plans, and performance goals.

Policy Management & Operations System:

Every team member serves as an active contributor in the development of the team's operational plan; develops job strategies and plans that support the team's operational goals; identifies timetables for completion; plans daily work activities in an organized manner ensuring effective utilization of time and resources in the completion of job tasks.

Leadership by Values System:

Leadership by Values can only be achieved if all team members believe in and live by these shared values: accountability, integrity, passion, agility, relationship oriented, results driven, service oriented, respectful, and innovative. While all team members share these essential values, our culture is enriched by and welcomes the diverse supporting values of its team members.

RELATIONSHIPS TO RESULTS CULTURE:

Definition:

Sustained by long-term, positive, exceptional relationships with stakeholders and team members as our hallmark of success.

ONE TEAM, ONE GOAL COMMITMENT:

Definition:

To work together to achieve the mission, vision, and shared values of the Rockford Park District.

Connectedness:

Departments are truly interconnected to support the mission and vision of the Rockford Park District.

Leadership by Values:

  • Represent the District professionally by developing long lasting positive relationships with internal team members and external vendors.
  • Demonstrates the principles of One Team, One Goal in daily interactions with staff and guest.
  • Support and ensure a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging exists in all areas of the Rockford Park District.
  • Establish and maintain a high level of citizen confidence. 

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. 

Document/Reports:

  • Completes Police Reports, traffic citations, and other paperwork as required. 

Requirements:

  • Candidates must be at least 21-years-old
  • Candidates must be under the age of 40, unless they have prior Illinois Law Enforcement Experience per Illinois Statutes
  • Candidates must be United States citizens, live within 50 miles of Rockford, or be willing to relocate

Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma with
  • Preferred 2-3 years of other schooling preferably in Law Enforcement and Political Science and less than one year of related work experience.

Critical Skills, Knowledge, 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.

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