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Police Officer Job - Red Bank Police Department - Red Bank, Tennessee




May 28, 2014

Red Bank Police Department

Position Title: Police Officer
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 10/27/2014
Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, and related law enforcement activities. Works under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant. Works on rotating shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct. Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance. Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent. Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County and City laws and ordinances. Patrols City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations and to otherwise serve and protect. Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action. Interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers. Preserves evidence. Arrests violators. Investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents. Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene. Conducts follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift. Seeks out and questions victim, witnesses and suspects. Develops leads and tips. Searches scene of crimes for clues. Analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders. Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings. Prepares a variety of reports and records including Officer’s Daily Log, reports of investigation, field interrogation report, alcohol reports, influence reports, breathalyzer check list, bad check form, vehicle impoundment form, traffic hazard report, etc. Undertakes community oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention, drug abuse resistance education (DARE), traffic safety, etc. Participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the City limits, obtaining evidences and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in court, and related activities. Conducts patrol activities including directing traffic, investigation of reported or observed violations of law, and conducting patrol activities. Coordinates activities with other officers or other City departments as needed, exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice from the City Attorney, Court Clerk, and Municipal Prosecutor’s Office regarding cases, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned. Maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provides general information about Department activities.

 

Additional Information

Website and Application:  http://redbanktn.gov/employment/employment.html

Job Requirements
  • Age 21
  • Education High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience TN POST Certification or Certifiable
  • Additional Requirement :

    Completetion of Tennessee POST approved Academy preferred.

  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $16.13   hourly
    Top Pay: $17.14   hourly

    Contact Information

    Dan Seymour
    dseymour@redbanktn.gov
    Red Bank Police Department
    3117 Dayton Blvd.
    Red Bank, Tennessee 37415
    ph: (423)875-0167