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The South Hutchinson Police Department is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Police Officer. Please review the job description below and send an application and resume to email@example.com.
Class Title: Police Officer Department: Police Salary Schedule: Hourly, Non-Exempt
To provide protection of life and property within the municipal boundaries of the City of South Hutchinson through the prevention and investigation of crimes, providing community services, and enforcing all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
Works under the general supervision of the Police Sergeant, Police Captain and Chief of Police.
No minimum experience required
Must be 21 years of age at the date of hire
High School diploma or GED
No Felony convictions or disqualifying criminal history
Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation at time of hire
This position requires graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and 40 hours of continuing education annually
Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six months to one year of employment
Enforce all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances
Perform routine patrol duties and respond to traffic control duties
Makes arrests and issues traffic citations
Respond to emergency situations and calls for police service
Prepares reports and official documents
Interviews witnesses, suspects, and victims
Execute warrants and serve legal documents
Respond and investigate traffic crash reports
Cooperates with other public safety agencies and City departments as needed
Act as department liaison with other law enforcement and governmental agencies at the request of the Police Chief.
Investigates crimes and accidents
Testify in court
Seize and preserve evidence; provide security to City facilities, personnel, and operations
Ensures the effective operation of equipment and vehicles and ensures department compliance with applicable government rules and regulations
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.
Ability to operate basic law enforcement equipment such as radios, computers, radars, etc.
Ability to develop skill in the use and care of firearms and pass periodic firearms qualifications
Familiar with applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, preparing accurate and grammatically correct reports
Ability to deal with conflict and develop effective resolutions
Ability to problem solve and make sound decisions in a variety of situations and conditions
Knowledge of CPR and first aid
Ability to follow direction from supervisors and accept constructive input
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances
Ability to pass and maintain all physical activities and requirements of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center is required. Periodic testing and training on physical standards will be provided at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, run, drive, see, hear, speak, use hands, climb, kneel, smell, and other similar types of functions. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move more than 110 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Most work will be performed outdoors, in a car and in an office. Encountering all types of weather conditions, hazardous, strenuous, and dangerous situations may arise in specific types of situations one may encounter. The employee must be able to work or fill all shifts and be on call for all major incidents.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Please email completed application and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org