Police Constable Jobs – Firestone Police Department
The police officer is a security-critical position that is involved in the complex and specialized activities necessary to maintain civil order, preserve public peace, protect life and property, detecting and preventing crime, apprehending criminals, knowing and enforcing the law. laws and ordinances. Each leader will be held to a high level of performance within this structure. The police officer reports to a sergeant, and senior tenured officers may serve as temporary shift supervisors in the sergeant’s absence.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The list below is intended to illustrate the responsibilities of the position and is not exhaustive. The City may modify these functions at any time.
- Regularly patrols the entire community, performs complex investigations, renders services, enforces traffic and criminal laws, and generally ensures public safety
- Patrols school zones and performs routine business checks
- Attend city functions to stay connected to the community
- Performs first aid and first aid, as part of training, when necessary
- Responds to calls regarding public disturbances, complaints, criminal, civil or emergency situations, provides emergency medical assistance, if needed
- Enforces traffic laws, vehicle codes and promotes road safety, notes illegal or unsafe driving practices and advises or makes arrests as appropriate. Investigate accidents, direct traffic, report unsafe road conditions, and otherwise promote vehicle and pedestrian safety
- Detects and prevents criminal activity by monitoring commercial and residential areas, investigates suspicious activity and takes action to prevent criminal action, promotes crime prevention by establishing contact with businesses and residents, including explaining laws applicable, seeking cooperation in reporting crimes and building good relationships. with the citizens
- Stay alert to stolen property and wanted or missing persons
- Provides code enforcement and animal control activities as needed, issues appropriate citations and takes immediate action to mitigate issues and disputes
- Processes suspects and performs appropriate computer searches to investigate criminal history prior to release, may transport suspects to detention centers if necessary
- Investigate, protect and preserve crime scenes and assist other officers, protect evidence, take witness statements and assist detectives in specialized investigations, follow up on cases, may photograph and/or draw crime scenes and accidents
- Communicates effectively with fellow officers or other law enforcement agencies to assist in the suppression of crime or the apprehension of criminals and the recovery of stolen property
- Interacts effectively with other jurisdictions, law enforcement agencies and courts
- Thoroughly prepares written reports and memoranda summarizing information
- Testifies professionally in court regarding police duties and works with prosecutors, must be a credible witness
- May lead or assist in in-depth investigations involving crimes or other serious offenses and work closely with district attorneys regarding cases
- Complies with department policies, rules, regulations, instructions, statutes, and ordinances, as well as general policing literature, analyzes and interprets legal codes and criminal evidence
Takes proper safety precautions to prevent accidents, is responsible for own safety, others, materials and equipment, uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures, reports all accidents and damage to City property
Responsible for ensuring proper maintenance, service and cleanliness of assigned patrol unit and all assigned equipment
Responsible for knowing the names and general locations of streets, hospitals, public buildings, government agencies and important commercial establishments in the city
Responsible for obtaining and maintaining training and certifications applicable to the department
· May be assigned to other responsibilities, to include; Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, SWAT, K9, or Instructor for a variety of police continuing education programs
· May assume the role of shift supervisor in the absence of a sergeant with the prior authorization of the Chief of Police or his delegate. Police officers must pass a standardized supervisory test and internal examination by the Chief of Police and/or his delegate prior to any supervisory assignment
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
To perform this job successfully, a person must be able to perform each essential task satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required:
· Public safety and security: knowledge of the rules and regulations relating to the protection of persons, data and property; including the use of arms and force
Law and Government: knowledge of statutes, criminal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process
Psychology: knowledge of basic human behavior and performance, including individual differences in ability, personality, learning and motivation
Knowledge of community policing techniques and programs
Knowledge of emergency medical practices and first aid
· Mechanical/technical: proficient in the safe operation of various equipment; including driving motor vehicles in dangerous situations, using computers, radios, weapons and other police equipment
Ability to act effectively in crisis situations
· Active listening: able to listen to what others are saying and ask appropriate questions
· Service Orientation: Skilled at actively seeking ways to help people, interacting tactfully and effectively with citizens in a wide variety of stressful situations
· Critical thinking: ability to use logic and analysis to identify strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
Social perception: ability to be aware of other people’s reactions and understand why they react the way they do
· Ability to make oral presentations
· Ability to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Ability to add, subtract, multiply or divide quickly
· Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so that others understand, including writing reports according to predefined formats
· Ability to simultaneously use oral language, social acumen and reasoning skills to conduct effective interviews
- Ability to perform essential tasks with autonomy and initiative
- Ability to work effectively with administrative or investigative staff on directed assignments
· Ability to pass a medical physical examination and drug screening
Education and experience:
A high school diploma or high school diploma is required
Sixty (60) semester hours at an accredited college or university is preferred
Ability to learn and then demonstrate knowledge of department policy and procedures, city personnel policies, municipal code, and state and federal law enforcement laws is required
Colorado Post certification is required
Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and a safe driving record for continued employment
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described herein are representative of those an employee may encounter in performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is generally moderate with periods of increased noise.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. In the performance of his duties, the employee is regularly required to sit down, to use his hands to touch, handle or smell, speak or hear. The employee often has to reach out with hands and arms. The employee must often stand, walk, stoop or kneel. Frequent driving of a variety of motor vehicles is required. The employee must be available and on call at different times.
Walk, stand, bend, climb and sit while performing your duties. Repetitive hand motion when typing and writing.
Uses sight in the normal range with or without correction to perform its tasks.
Uses hearing within the normal range with or without correction to perform tasks.