POSITION: Police Officer STARTING PAY: $15.00 hour
(Negotiable with experience)
City of Neodesha Police Department
The Police Officer is responsible for maintaining order, enforcing federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, and protecting life and property within the city. The Police Officer is a non-exempt position under FLSA.
• Patrols city in patrol vehicle, on foot, or on bicycle, to prevent violence or infraction of applicable laws and issue traffic summons, investigate accidents, apprehend and arrest suspects, and serve the court's legal process;
• Detects occurrences of unlawful acts and seeks to examine/compile information for the cases;
• Searches for, collects, and identifies evidence at crime scenes;
• Arrests individuals who violate laws and ordinances, and appears in court as the arresting officer;
• Investigates and intervenes in domestic disputes;
• Operates all police equipment, including communication devices used to correspond with dispatchers;
• Attends continuing education classes, some of which involve recent Supreme Court decisions related to searches, seizures,
• arrests. and other matters;
• Guards/transports prisoners, conducts interviews of persons by any means necessary, ships/receives evidence, and directs traffic as necessary;
• Answers citizen complaints and takes necessary corrective action;
• Assist the fire department, ambulance services, and other law enforcement agencies;
• Conducts educational programs for schools, public, etc.;
• Assists outside agencies/officers with requests for assistance;
• Partakes in area-wide law enforcement drug raids;
• Maintains personal certification in various areas of specialization that will assist the officer in better serving or protecting the public, including, but not limited to: OC Spray certification, any special weapons certifications, HAZMAT, etc.;
Experience: Prior Police experience preferred but not necessary.
Education: The Police Officer is required to have at a minimum, a high school diploma or GED, and successfully complete the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Program at the KLETC upon being hired.
Technical Skills: In addition to the minimum education requirements listed above, the employee must have strong knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, understand and practice current law enforcement techniques, first responder first aid, computers, mathematics, and chemicals for drug and alcohol test purposes. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to operate a radar unit, patrol vehicle, communications equipment, weapons/firearms, and all other related law enforcement equipment is required. Employee must possess a valid Kansas Drivers’ License.
Problem Solving: Frequent problem solving exists in this position. Problems involve handling citizen complaints, civil disputes, victim trauma, finding evidence for conviction of a crime, locating witnesses, and personnel training.
Decision Making: The decisions that the Police Officer makes include whether to issue warnings or citations, make an arrest, and when to use force in a situation.
Supervision: The Police Officer has no supervisory responsibility. The Chief exercises frequent supervision over the Police Officer's work tasks.
Financial Accountability: The Police Officer is responsible for city and departmental resources and equipment, but is not authorized to make purchases without prior approval, and does not participate in the development of the department budget.
Personal Relations: Daily contacts with other employees, particularly within the police department, the public, and occasionally with the City Administrator, is expected with this position. The ability to communicate both orally and in written form is crucial.
Working Conditions: Much of the Police Officer's work occurs outdoors and is therefore exposed to adverse working conditions. Exposure to hazardous chemicals, explosives, heights, excessive noise, and adverse weather conditions is expected. This position contains an element of risk to personal safety, with possibility of death, while performing the day-to-day duties. This employee is exposed to blood borne pathogens while investigating crime scenes, seizing and preserving evidence, and assisting ambulance crews.
Physical Requirements: The ability to pass and maintain all physical activities and requirements of the KLETC is required.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
To apply visit http://neodesha.org/jobs