THIS JOB POSTING CLOSES AT 12:00PM NOON ON THE APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE
Please note: If you participated in a testing process with the City of Arvada Police Department as a Police Officer - Lateral/Certified applicant and was not selected, you must wait one year to reapply.
Responsible for the enforcement of all local, state and federal laws. Responds to requests for service on criminal and non-criminal related activity. Provides for the safety and protection of the community through emergency services, community engagement, and problem solving. Exists to provide service for the protection and well-being of human life and the community as well as provides a safe and quality environment for the community served.
JOB KNOWLEDGE - Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Law Enforcement
a. Performs all duties related to traffic enforcement including traffic law enforcement, traffic accident investigation, traffic direction and neighborhood traffic control.
b. Enforces all municipal, state and federal laws requiring police intervention to include summons, arrest, transports, booking, incarcerations, interviews and follow-up.
c. Provides on-going patrol for all areas of the City.
d. Ability to apply and utilize laws, resources, equipment and other personnel in all areas of responsibility.
2. Responds to requests for service
a. Provides emergency response to all calls for service requiring immediate law enforcement intervention. Provides full service police response on all criminal and non-criminal related activity, including timely response where a request for a police officer has been entered, immediate supervision where appropriate and comprehensive community problem solving.
b. Documents all calls for service requiring reports or other written documentation and instruments to be recorded.
c. Performs follow-up investigations on criminal reports taken in the field, prepares case filing for presentation to district attorney’s office.
d. Administers first aid with or without the assistance of other emergency personnel.
e. Participates in special events as assigned.
3. Technical functions (Physical)
a. Operates an emergency motor vehicle in both normal and emergency situations.
b. Utilizes both stationary and mobile date computer terminals and all corresponding applications for preparation of reports, inter-office correspondence, training memoranda, information exchanges and all other forms of communication indicative of this venue.
c. Collects, preserves, packages, and records evidence from crime scenes.
d. Maintains a high level of mental and physical fitness in order to maintain proficiency in firearms, self-defense tactics and all other areas requiring certifications.
e. Employs physical force (up to and including deadly force) to subdue and/or arrest fleeing, resistant, and hostile subjects.
f. Pursues fleeing subjects on foot. Climbs, crawls, or otherwise negotiates obstacles such as staircases, ladders, fences, window openings, attics, crawl spaces, and areas of gunfire.
g. Drags, pulls, or moves persons to allow first aid, affect rescue or overcome resistance.