The Deer Park Police Department is actively recruiting men and women for the position of Police Cadet/Police Officer. The bi-weekly salary for those selected to join our ranks ranges from $1876.80 (Cadets) - $2284.80 (Lateral Entry licensed officers).
Performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, community services and related law enforcement activities.
Works under the general supervision of the Community Services Lieutenant and the direct supervision of a Community Services Sergeant.
Examples Of Essential Duties:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide the highest quality of police service in order to improve the quality of life for the Citizens of Deer Park, with the highest regard for these values. Accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. Develop relationships with the community and together identifying and resolving issues affecting public safety. Committed to hard work and purposeful activity. Dedicated to Professional Law Enforcement.
The patrol officer is charged with keeping the peace and enforcing the law, while conducting themselves in a professional manner and the highest principles of police service. Patrol officers are sworn to safeguard the lives and property of all persons and act within their bounds of authority and the realm of legality.
Patrol officers are assigned an Interactive Patrol Beat and are responsible for problem solving and pro-active policing of that geographic area. Patrol officers problem solve by developing meaningful information exchanges within the department and with neighborhood residents. Patrol officers are expected to create an action plan to address neighborhood needs and expectations by incorporating data sources, developing short-term and long-term strategies, and evaluating implementing them.
Uniform, vehicles and equipment accountability and maintenance.
Make periodic checks of their Interactive Patrol Beat's businesses and residences to report and take action on deficiencies and problems.
Investigate all suspicious incidents and activities.
Answer calls for service from telecommunications dispatcher by resolving safety and promptly to calls such as accident investigations, criminal investigations, and emergency medical service-first responder calls. These calls may require the collection and preservation of pertinent evidence at any crime or accident scene.
Respond to on view incidents that require police action as if assigned the call by dispatch.
Promptly document and submit required reports as a part of any investigation or assignment.
Utilize non-assigned time for self initiated field activities, traffic prevention patrol, or beat familiarization and problem solving.
Execute warrants, issue warnings, summons, and citations and testify in court.
Remain alert of conditions affecting safety and use of roadways.
Deter and detect potential law violators and take appropriate enforcement action.
Take necessary follow-up action regarding investigations, complaints of traffic, and complete the reports.
Patrol Officers are assigned to the Community Services Division and are assigned to 8-hour patrol shifts (1st Shift 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; 2nd Shift 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. or 3rd Shift 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.) and days off are based on departmental seniority. Officer's arrival and departure times for their shift assignments are staggered so that continuous, twenty-four hour coverage is provided.
Perform duties assigned to them by the Community Services Lieutenant and/or Sergeant.