The information listed below is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.
Under the supervision of the Police Chief, command staff and Sergeants the police officer will be responsible for performing a variety of duties in the enforcement of laws, the protection of persons and property, and the prevention of crimes; perform specialized police work for assigned area of responsibilities.
Officers will promote a secure environment by patrolling, in car, by foot and on bike, the City and assigned districts, deterring crime by presence, assisting in high risk situations, providing special surveillance operations, taking reports, operating Police equipment, enforcing Federal, State, local laws and City ordinances, subduing combative or uncooperative persons and making lawful arrests.
Officers will enforce traffic laws by patrolling roadways, responding to calls from the Dispatch Center, observing violations and making traffic stops, issuing citations or warnings and filing reports. They will also report motor vehicle accidents by responding to accidents, clearing the roadway, interviewing involved parties, observing and recording evidence at the scene, interpreting and drawing conclusions from evidence, making an overall assessment of the incident, taking appropriate actions, issuing citations and filing reports.
Officers will investigate crime by responding to calls for service, interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects, gathering and documenting evidence, submitting evidence, filing reports, issuing citations, taking suspects into custody, and filing charges through the District Attorney's office.
Furthermore, Officers need to maintain positive community relations by answering citizens' questions and providing various other forms of civic service and assistance for citizens, by surveying the public to evaluate problem areas and specific needs and questioning citizens for their opinions on Police matters.