Police Officer – Lateral Transfer or Uncertified
Salary - $46,692-$66,571 Annually DOQ (higher pay ranges for certified officers)
General Definition of Work
Performs intermediate protective service work protecting and serving the citizens, businesses, and property-owners of the City by preserving order and enforcing applicable Federal, State, and local laws. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Sergeant.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Performs patrol duties during a specific period in assigned police equipment; examines premises of unoccupied buildings to detect any suspicious conditions; investigates suspicious conditions and complaints; intervenes in domestic disputes; search for, collects, and identifies evidence found at crime scenes; makes arrests of individuals in violation of laws and ordinances.
Operates patrol vehicles, computers, firearms, radio equipment, cameras, surveillance equipment, and other law enforcement equipment; communicates with dispatchers.
Assists in investigating traffic crimes; enforces traffic laws and issue traffic citations for violations.
Assists in complex investigations of criminal activity.
Prepares required reports; delivers verbal and written information.
Appears and testifies in court.
Assists or acts as Animal Control Officer as needed or in his/her absence.
Performs other duties and activities as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of or ability to develop a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, firearms, law enforcement techniques, computer applications; working knowledge of chemicals for drug testing, and good skill and working knowledge of mathematics; excellent public relations, organizational, verbal and written communication skill; ability to learn to administer CPR, operate patrol vehicles, computers, firearms, radar and communications equipment, and other law enforcement equipment; ability to judge distances, to understand and anticipate problems, to enforce applicable Federal, State, and local laws; ability to interpret written instructions, maps, manuals, and reports; ability to testify credibly in a court of law and possess no Brady/Giglio material to impeach or impair credibility; ability to demonstrate leadership, management, and technical skills through effective collaboration, team resources, progressive decision making, and personal responsibility; ability to be committed to the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the City of Bonner Springs; ability to obey and comply with all City ordinances and policies.
This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of over 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires sitting and lifting and occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling and repetitive motions; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), working with explosives, exposure to vibration, wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
Experience: Previous law enforcement experience is required. Applicant is expected to produce proof of completion of a full time police officer certification program honored and accepted by the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training. Education: High school diploma or GED is required. A technical degree or significant college coursework in a relevant or related field is preferred. License/Certification: The employee must have a valid driver's license. Out of State full time certified police officer applicants will be expected to attend and successfully complete Reciprocity Certification from a Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center within one year of employment as required. Background Investigation: Applicant will be expected to successfully pass a personal background. Physical/Drug Screening: Applicant will be expected to successfully pass a physical and drug screening. Psychological Evaluation: Applicant will be expected to successfully pass a psychological evaluation. Polygraph: Applicant will be expected to successfully pass a pre-employment polygraph examination.
Police Officer Employment Automatic Disqualifiers: Employment at a law enforcement agency involves public trust. Only those individuals whose conduct, character, and behavior do not discredit either themselves or the Bonner Springs Police Department (BSPD) will be employed by the BSPD. The BSPD employment process will address the integrity, ethical conduct, honesty, prejudices, financial responsibility, and past conduct or behavior of all applicants. Generally, the following may be considered to be disqualifiers for employment. This list is not comprehensive in that other factors, alone or cumulative, may preclude employment with the BSPD: Any felony conviction, diversion, pending action, or arrest without disposition. Any sexually motivated crime or other offense requiring registration. Any crime involving violence within the last five (5) years. Any pending criminal charge for a violation that would otherwise be considered to be a disqualifier. Any crime related to domestic violence or stalking incident. Any perjury. Any theft, fraud, or crime of deception within the last five (5) years. Any official misconduct as defined in KSA 21-6002. Any criminal activity that is inconsistent with the ethical standards of the BSPD. Marijuana and unlawful use of prescription drugs: Any disclosure of abuse or recreational use within last five (5) years. Any drug violation other than marijuana or prescription drugs: Any disclosure of abuse or recreational use within the last ten (10) years. Any dishonorable discharge from the military. Any substantive criminal associations within the last five (5) years or while employed with a criminal justice agency. Any substantive and intentional failure to disclose information pertinent to the pre-employment background investigation. Any participation, membership, support, solicitation, or intentional contribution to any terrorist organization or any organization espousing any intent to overthrow the government. Any current status as a defendant to a restraining order, protection from abuse (PFA) order, or protection from stalking (PFS) order. Any documented or disclosed gambling problems within the last five (5) years. Any failure to comply with local, state, or federal tax requirement. Any permanent, chronic, or recurring physical or mental condition that would preclude the applicant from performing the essential duties of his or her position and for which there is no reasonable accommodation. Any disciplinary action pertaining to an issue of credibility [Brady/Giglio Material]. Any history of traffic violations that may put the driver's license of the candidate at risk of suspension or revocation. Other actions or omissions as determined by the Chief or his designee to be incompatible with the mission of the BSPD.
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