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Edmond Police Department - Edmond, Oklahoma

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Entry Level Salary:
$47,025.00 annual
Top Pay:
$48,167.00 annual

Job Description

This is general duty police work in enforcing laws and ordinances. An employee of this class is responsible for the protection of life and property; for the prevention, detection and investigation of crime; and for maintaining law and order. Work involves an element of danger and may be performed either in plain clothes or in uniform. The police patrolman is engaged in constant and varied contact with the public which requires the exercise of individual initiative. Performs with a great degree of independent judgment within well defined guidelines and laws. Must be able to make fast decisions, with authority, in emergency situations. Special assignments are received from superior officers and are carried out in accordance with established rules and procedures. Employees must, however, be able to react with discretion, dispatch and authority in meeting emergencies. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
  1. Patrol assigned area of City by car, motorcycle, bicycle, on foot, or by water craft.
  2. Enforce state and federal laws and City ordinances, issue citations, patrol and examine buildings and residences to detect suspicious conditions and handle situations accordingly.
  3. Operate a motor vehicle for extended periods of time in all environmental conditions, and on occasion operate the vehicle in diverse conditions in as safe a manner as possible.
  4. Direct traffic in congested and emergency areas and report safety hazards; respond to scenes of accidents and administer first aid; investigate cause and file accident reports; issue citations to violators of traffic laws.
  5. Evaluate crime scenes: • Visit the scene of crimes and accidents • Search for and preserve evidence • Investigate and interview victims • Witnesses and potential suspect • Apprehend those suspected of crimes in accordance with State Law • Participate in line-ups • Make oral and written reports • Provide testimony in court
ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES:
  1. Speak before citizens and citizen's groups and participate in various training sessions.
  2. Perform duties, such as: K-9 unit, to conduct field and building search; motorcycle patrol; bicycle patrol; SWAT Team; criminal investigation; lake patrol; or special services as assigned.
  3. Perform extensive background investigations on applicants, as assigned.
  4. Take and develop photographs, and take fingerprints, as assigned.
  5. Confer with juveniles and parents of juveniles and make or suggest referrals to resource agencies, as required.
  6. Prepare special reports using data compiled from police records; research and report on various police administration topics, as required.
  7. Investigate unusual crowds of people, watch for and make investigations of wanted and missing persons and property, check cars and persons engaged in suspicious activity.
  8. Answer and investigate citizen complaints and reports.
  9. Give information to motorists concerning location of streets, routes, and buildings.
  10. Log and safeguard property held as evidence until surrendered to property control clerk.
  11. Enforce safety rules and encourage safety application for employees, conforming to the safety guidelines set by the City of Edmond.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be 21 years old up to 46 years old
  • Education: some college
  • Experience: none
Edmond Police Department recruiting for 2014 police academy application process opens for interested candidates on July 30. EDMOND, OKLAHOMA:
  • The Edmond Police Department is actively recruiting potential cadets to take part in their 2014 police academy.
  • Applications will be available beginning on July 30 and running through September 20.
To be considered, desired applicants will meet or exceed the minimum requirements:
  • At least 21 years of age.
  • In good physical condition.
  • A United States citizen.
  • Must have successfully completed one of the following:
  • 60 or more hours of college credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • A minimum of 30 hours of college credit with a GPA of 2.0 or higher and 2 years prior full-time police experience
  • A minimum of 30 hours of college credit with a GPA of 2.0 or higher and 4 years prior military experience with a discharge under honorable conditions.
  • A minimum of 30 hours of college credit with a GPA of 2.0 or higher AND served 4 years as a full-time Edmond Police Department Jailer
  • You must have or be able to obtain an Oklahoma State Driver's License.
  • Must have a driving record acceptable to the City's insurance carrier.
  • Must have an excellent history of personal conduct, behavior and employment.
  • You must have basic knowledge of computer use.
Preliminary applications may be accessed online at www.edmondpd.com/hire beginning July 30 and will need to be returned to the City of Edmond Human Resources department for approval. Upon approval, candidates will receive a Police Officer Application packet. For more information about the recruiting process, please visit www.edmondpd.com/hire or www.facebook.com/edmondpdrecruiting. The City of Edmond is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Informaton

Randy Payne

Edmond Police Department
23 E. First St.
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
phone: (405) 359-4437

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