Patrol Officer Job – Springdale Police Department

job description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide good customer service to internal and external customers; maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City employees (especially members of own team) and have a regular and reliable presence that does not disrupt.

  1. Conducts preventive patrols in assigned areas, both by vehicle and on foot. Applies state and federal laws and municipal ordinances. Operate a motor vehicle while on patrol in a safe manner for extended periods of time in all environmental conditions and occasionally operate the vehicle at high speeds and in congested traffic situations.

  2. Continuously observes and reacts to criminal activity, security risks, traffic violations, people in need of assistance, etc. Conducts interviews and interrogations of victims, witnesses, suspects and offenders. Identifies, collects, processes, packages and records physical evidence.

  3. Makes arrests for criminal and traffic violations, including the detection and arrest of a misdemeanor DWI. Use of radar equipment and proper operation. Defends himself and others by engaging in real physical combat when necessary and to subdue resisting arrestees. Searches people, places, vehicles and things.

  4. Become familiar with patrol districts, geographic locations, known offenders, neighborhood routines, potential problem areas. Performs safety inspections and inspects buildings and businesses; handles complaints from the public; conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations.

  5. Seek and serve arrest warrants, search warrants and other court documents. Assist various prosecutors and lawyers in the preparation of cases for trial; assists judges during hearings; testify clearly and honestly before a judge and jury in court.

  6. Direct and control vehicular and pedestrian traffic using hand signals and the whistle. Traffic control for blocked traffic, parades, accidents, special events; provide crowd control, security and information at special events.

  7. Clean and shoot a variety of police weapons, including pistols, rifles, and shotguns, both in the field and to meet department skill standards.

  8. Tap on a mobile computer terminal in a police vehicle as a means of collecting and exchanging information. Complete traffic/criminal citations issued to violators of city and state laws. Investigate traffic accidents and report on electronic system.

  9. View heinous crime scenes and identify/preserve physical evidence of a crime.

  10. Write narrative reports by hand or dictate reports to be transcribed as required in the performance of duties.

  11. Respond and resolve domestic disputes and resolve issues in a manner that minimizes harm to disputing parties. Dealing with children of all ages in a variety of situations, such as delinquents, minors in need of authoritarian intervention, neglected, abused, runaways, lost, found, victims of crime, public relations and teaching duties and informants.

  12. Provide interpersonal and business contacts and ongoing assistance in civil litigation.

  13. Directs civilian employees and the public to the scenes of crimes, accidents, disasters, gatherings, etc.

  14. Determines “probable cause” by arresting individuals; complete documents for these arrest, felony and misdemeanor cases, including felony jackets.

  15. Determines when and under what circumstances to use less lethal or lethal force.

  16. Search, arrest and transport suspects.

  17. Administer first aid as needed and coordinate emergency personnel and resources in crisis situations

  18. Act as public relations officer for the city and foster good relations with businesses, schools, etc.

  19. Perform clerical duties including telecommunications (telephone, computer terminal, radio), assist people at post, process reports.

  20. Attends assigned training; develops and maintains required skills and licenses/permits/certifications associated with area of ​​special investigation, expertise, etc.

  21. The Police Officer is involved in regular and irregular shifts and shift rotations required to provide policing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year (weekends and holidays included) .

  22. Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

OVERSIGHT RESPONSIBILITIES
None indicated.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED plus specialized training and/or additional college courses and 19-23 months of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license and basic law enforcement training certification.

PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS
Regular contacts with businesses, citizens, external representatives, community groups as needed.

COMMUNICATE WITH EMPLOYEES
Regular contacts within the department and with other departments if necessary.

USE OF MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS
Must be proficient in the use of a personal computer, firearms, radio and other specialized law enforcement equipment.

OTHER SKILLS AND SKILLS
Ability to use internal and external resources to obtain information and data needed to complete routine tasks and special projects. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management and staff. Must have no criminal record of any kind and prior to being selected for this position, must be able to withstand a full background investigation, polygraph examination and credit history report and , in addition, must complete a physical and mental assessment as part of the job requirements within the first thirty days of the date of hire.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
The following characteristics of the work environment described herein are representative of those an employee encounters in performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.

In the performance of the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee must frequently stand, walk and sit. The employee is sometimes required to use his hands to touch, manipulate or smell; reach with hands and arms; climbing or balancing; stoop, kneel, squat, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

The incumbent must be able to perform the following tasks; physical and mental stamina to fire weapons, react and transition quickly from sedentary to active state in response to environmental situations, adopt a variety of body positions and postures necessary to use “cover and concealment” when encounter with deadly force, respond to a physical attack, and possess the ability to evade the attacker, subdue him, and/or summon help. Must be able to respond quickly and effectively to all emergencies, natural or man-made disasters.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
The following physical activities described herein are representative of those that must be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions and expectations.

In the performance of the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee must frequently stand, walk and sit. The employee is sometimes required to use his hands to touch, manipulate or smell; reach with hands and arms; climbing or balancing; stoop, kneel, squat, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

The incumbent must be able to perform the following tasks; physical and mental stamina to fire weapons, react and transition quickly from sedentary to active state in response to environmental situations, adopt a variety of body positions and postures necessary to use “cover and concealment” when encounter with deadly force, respond to a physical attack, and possess the ability to evade the attacker, subdue him, and/or summon help. Must be able to respond quickly and effectively to all emergencies, natural or man-made disasters.

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