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Police Officer

Cedar Rapids Police Department - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$52,499.00 annual

Job Description

CRPD - Police Officers

Cedar Rapids is a vibrant urban hometown – a beacon for people and businesses that are invested in building a greater community now and for the next generation”.

The City of Cedar Rapids, IA is currently recruiting for Police Officers

The salary range for this position starts at $25.24 hourly or $52,499 annually.

The City of Cedar Rapids welcomes diversity in all forms including; race, gender, background, and thought. The City strives for a workforce that reflects the community we serve!

Details on the required qualifications including the complete job description for this position can be found at our website: www.CityofCR.com/Jobs

Additional Information

Some Examples of Essential Work:

  • Patrols City streets;
  • Responds to calls for police assistance or service;
  • Directs traffic where needed;
  • Provides emergency assistance to ill or injured citizens;
  • Arrests law violators; testifies in judicial proceedings;
  • Maintains custody of prisoners;
  • Makes reports;
  • Conducts initial investigation of alleged criminal conduct;
  • Maintains order in crowds;
  • Advises public on laws in force;
  • Enforces traffic laws, issues citations where indicated;
  • Investigates suspicious persons or activities;
  • Records, stores, and is responsible for evidence for future court cases, and lost items that have been found and turned in by members of the general public;
  • Attends roll calls;
  • Attends training sessions;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and safety practices;
  • Attends work regularly at the designated place and time;
  • Supports continuous process improvement initiatives;
  • Performs related work as required.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High School Graduate or GED
  • Experience: None necessary

Some Expamples of Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the laws of the State, County, and City as applied and enforced in this jurisdiction;
  • Knowledge of department regulations and procedures;
  • Knowledge of proper police actions and responses in a variety of settings and situations;
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques appropriately employed by police in a variety of circumstances;
  • Skill in carrying out a variety of police procedures used in crowd control, traffic direction, arrest and detention, preservation of evidence, first aid to ill and injured, operating a motor vehicle in a variety of conditions, questioning suspects and witnesses, and others as developed through training and experience;
  • Ability to operate the following equipment and tools:  automobile, firearms, nightstick, handcuffs, two way radio, emergency and first aid equipment and other police equipment;
  • Ability to work under general supervision from field supervisor, but covers beat for patrol singly or with other officer; exercises considerable discretion and independent judgment in serious life situations within limits established by law and policy;

Contact Informaton

Jackie LaGrange

Cedar Rapids Police Department
505 1st St SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
phone: (319) 286-5440

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