Police Officer

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City of Gillette - Gillette, Wyoming

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$24.33 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$24.33 hourly
Lateral:
$24.33 hourly
Top Pay:
$31.28 hourly

Job Description

**Police Officer **

Police Department FLSA: Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and the protection of life and property.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

· Conducts investigations into witnessed or alleged criminal activity; interviews and takes statements from witnesses, victims, and suspects; collects and processes physical evidence, including submitting evidence for laboratory testing.

· Responds to calls for service in all types of emergency situations, including medical emergencies, civil disputes, criminal complaints, aggressive or violent individuals, etc.

· Patrols assigned area and conducts proactive law enforcement; identifies signs of criminal activities and responds accordingly.

· Performs traffic enforcement duties; conducts traffic stops when violations are observed; issues citations.

· Documents incidents and prepares required reports.

· Assists in the preparation of court documents, including search and arrest warrants.

· Serves arrest warrants, search warrants, and criminal subpoenas; enforces court orders.

· Performs the duties of a Field Training Officer as assigned.

· Serves on special teams and task forces as assigned; serves as a School Resource Officer as assigned; serves as a Detective as assigned.

· Maintains assigned vehicles and equipment.

· Completes required training.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

· Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, criminal and traffic codes, search and seizure laws, town ordinances, and department policies and procedures.

· Knowledge of traffic accident investigation techniques and procedures.

· Knowledge of the geography and streets of the city.

· Knowledge of the court system and judicial procedures.

· Skill in the use of a computer.

· Skill in operating police vehicles, firearms, and emergency equipment.

· Skill in operating radios and communications equipment.

· Skill in operating radar equipment.

· Skill in restraining persons without causing physical harm.

· Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

The Sergeant or Corporal assigns work in terms of general instructions. Work is reviewed for compliance with instructions and established procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES

Guidelines include state and federal laws, traffic laws, city ordinances, court rulings, constitutional guidelines, training manuals, and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK

· The work consists of related law enforcement duties. The varied nature of calls and the potential for emergencies contribute to the complexity of the work.

· The purpose of this position is to protect life and property and enforce federal, state, and local laws. Successful performance contributes to the detection and deterrence of crime and to the protection of life and property.

CONTACTS

· Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, other emergency service providers, court system personnel, attorneys, judges, medical personnel, law enforcement officers from other agencies, school officials and students, and the general public.

· Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, provide services, interview persons, and resolve problems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT

· The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, crouching, or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.

· The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of specialized law enforcement equipment.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

None.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

· Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to a high school diploma or GED.

· Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

· Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Wyoming for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

· Possession of or ability to readily obtain a Peace Officer Certification issued by the Wyoming Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission.

ADA

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.

Additional Information

The City of Gillette is seeking Police Officers. This is a full-time, non-exempt position, eligible for benefits. Excellent benefits package available.

Please visit www.gillettewy.gov/employ to review benefits information, testing process, minimum fitness requirements, polygraph advisement, a recruitment video and Police Officer Application and Personal History Statement.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: No previous law enforcement required

Candidates must be 21 years of age at the time of hire, have a valid driver's license, a high school diploma or equivalent, pass a physical fitness test, written examination, oral board, polygraph examination, comprehensive background investigation, psychological examination, medical evaluation and drug screen.

The City of Gillette pays both the employer and employee contribution to the Wyoming Retirement System, for a total contribution of 17.2%.

The City of Gillette is a drug-free work place and an equal employment opportunity employer.

Contact Informaton

Warrie Cossart

City of Gillette
Gillette, Wyoming 82716
phone: 307-686-5222

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