Establishes effective professional working relationships with supervisors, peers, other local law enforcement agencies, federal law enforcement agencies, court personnel, medical practitioners, school officials, counselors and Division for Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) personnel.
Obtains information and descriptions of persons or property involved in a crime from victims, witnesses, or other individuals with knowledge of incident; identifies wanted people or stolen articles/weapons using NCIC information or information provided during roll call.
Works with prosecuting attorneys from federal, state, and local level to prosecute and convict suspected offenders; advises on plea bargains; testifies in court cases, trials, and hearings.
Obtains arrest warrants through sworn affidavit; plans methods for achieving arrests in the safest manner possible.
Maintains and cleans assigned clothing, vehicle, equipment, and supplies.
Maintains availability for court appearances and testimony, assists City Prosecutor, County Attorney, and Attorney General’s Office in preparing presentation of testimony and/or evidence; responds to subpoenas by attending court; provides court testimonies as required.
Assists on special assignments, such as search and rescue, natural disasters, crowd control, and public vehicle accidents, as directed by supervisor.
Patrols city routes, as well as residential areas to provide a visible deterrent in uniform and in marked cars and to enforce traffic laws and protect life and property; identifies traffic hazards; monitors industrial and residential areas for signs of any criminal activity; patrols for suspicious persons or vehicles.
Maintains field notes and other information in order to prepare departmental reports; collects and documents all evidence available to assist in further investigation and criminal prosecutions.
Prepares departmental reports on all reported or discovered incidents in a detailed, organized, and factual manner.
Checks building doors, windows, gates, and fences to ensure building is secured; reports any buildings, vehicles, or equipment that are not secured; ensures the safety and well-being of all employees on duty; learns employees working patterns and alerts them to possible suspects and crime prevention.
Responds to calls for assistance and complaints of crimes; enforces state statutes by performing warrant, felony, or misdemeanor arrests; engages in physical confrontation when necessary; directs traffic at crime scenes; assists stranded motorists.
Secures and protects crime scenes and briefs supervisors/detectives on their arrival; performs traffic accident enforcement activities and interviews witnesses.
Investigates traffic, home, public, and occupational accidents by recording precision measurements and diagrams, taking photographs, and preparing reports concerning incidents.
Inspects roadways, bridges, traffic signs, and signals routinely in order to find and report any hazardous conditions; herds cattle and livestock off of roadways.
Maintains a working knowledge of all traffic laws; enforces traffic laws through the issuance of traffic citations and warnings, and arresting individuals in violations of the law such as DWI, and speeding and traffic control device violations.
Upon request, checks residences of citizens who are away from home in order to detect and/or prevent the occurrence of crime; contacts owners or designated contact persons should residence be found unsecured; receives information about securing the residence.
Researches maps, construction, and road closings to maintain awareness of current events and changes in law enforcement.
Attends motor vehicle and involuntary emergency hospitalization hearings.
In conjunction with other law enforcement officials, purchases illegal drugs as part of undercover operations to expose drug dealers; writes and maintains reports and documents that record the sale of illegal drugs to undercover police officers.
Gathers and collects information on subjects violating the Controlled Drug laws through follow-up investigations, computer records in intelligence agencies, surveillance, and tips from citizens, crime lines, informants, and fellow officers.
Interviews and "develops" subjects who help with drug law enforcement, including informants, citizens, subjects facing court action, and past drug users; checks their records in the computer and any relevant records from intelligence agencies.
Writes affidavits for search, seizure, and arrest warrants; writes arrest warrants and complaints to arrest subjects.
Maintains a computer database of subjects involved with illegal drug use and sales; submits reports to outside agencies, logging each report submittal.
Forwards information about suspects that is outside area of responsibility to other agencies, to assist in law enforcement for non-drug-related crimes.
Makes arrests of suspected drug dealers; collects evidence for drug investigations; ensures that the evidence is secured and documented properly.
Trains other officers and agencies in drug identification, investigations, and drug law enforcement.
Investigates assigned reports of criminal activity within the City of Concord limits, including but not limited to murders, armed robberies, aggravated and simple assaults and/or batteries, rape, child abuse and molestation, drug offenses, thefts, and forgeries; interviews and/or interrogates victims, witnesses, suspects, and arrestees as permitted by law; maintains major case files for future reference and instructional purposes.
Travels to conduct interviews and follow-ups outside the jurisdiction of Concord.
Processes major crime scenes in accordance with policies and procedures.
Responds to major motor vehicle accidents and accidents with serious injury; processes the scene; takes measurements and conducts time/distance evaluations; assists in the determination of charges.
Assists other law enforcement agencies with the location of suspects, witnesses, and victims; provides investigators with background information.
Receives, records, secures, and maintains evidence and property; processes evidence according to chain of custody laws and court orders.
Conducts forensic interviews with children; utilizes anatomical diagrams; conducts audio taped interviews with victims, witnesses, and suspects.
Utilizes investigative skills and tools, including statement analysis, polygraph examinations, one-party intercepts, grand jury subpoenas, informants, the New England State Police Information Network, and search warrants.
Reviews all documents, papers, and notes related to investigations in order to testify knowledgeably and effectively; ensures that all pertinent witness statements are documented and that witnesses are prepared for court; attends pre-trial conferences with members of the County Attorney's or City Prosecutor’s Office in order to prepare for criminal prosecution.
Searches persons, premises, or property incident to lawful arrests; plans procedures for conducting searches using all available information obtainable.
Reviews all cases involving juveniles, including misdemeanors, felonies, and violations; investigates CHINS violations, missing juveniles, and runaways.
Refers youths to other agencies for diversion and mediation.
Files petitions against juvenile offenders.
Enters and maintains juvenile data and court records into a computer database on the mainframe computer; makes entries on Hot Sheet for Patrol awareness; holds photos and fingerprints in separate files, and maintains confidentiality.
Closes files and purges records when juveniles reach majority; maintains and updates statistics on juvenile involvement with the Police Department, providing appropriate data to community groups upon request.
Interviews juvenile sexual assault victims, witnesses, sex offenders, and pedophiles.
Prepares cases for grand jury involving adult offenders with sex offenses against juveniles.
Monitors sex offender registration compliance; conducts follow-up investigations and issues arrest warrants.
Meets with other agencies to develop plans to deal with troubled youth; lectures to various civic groups.
Investigates child abuse and neglect cases, executes ex-parte orders; investigates juvenile sexual assault cases and assault cases between adults and juveniles; cooperates with investigators from Division of Children, Youth, and Families, and County Attorney's Office.
Provide training to other officers in areas of expertise during scheduled training days; provides guidance and support for interns assigned to the Youth Services Unit.
Serves as a DARE Instructor and GREAT Instructor; teaches about drugs and gangs and their effects on lives in the community; obtains all class materials (e.g., workbooks, slides, etc.) required for the program.
Maintains safety and discipline in the classroom during teaching sessions; assesses whether students have met criteria required to graduate from programs; arranges for graduation ceremonies.
Interfaces with community leaders to raise funds for the programs (which are totally funded by private donations).
Visits high school students at high schools or other designated locations to instruct on motor vehicle laws and courtroom procedures; prepares lesson plans and delivers classes.
Visits with community groups to discuss concerns about safety, crime, traffic problems, home security, personal security, neighborhood security, and other types of security concerns.
Teaches youngsters at elementary schools and day care centers about personal safety (e.g., dealing with strangers, walking home safely, Halloween safety, etc.); may also conduct security surveys of homes and businesses upon request.
Serves as a School Liaison Officer; visits different schools to assist in counseling students who may have been involved in criminal activity; assists schools in determining whether a student should be counseled and released or prosecuted.
Processes evidence, including logging in, transferring to state lab, taking to court, disposing of evidence, etc.
Maintains equipment, photo, and mug shot files; tracks court dispositions; assists County Attorney and others in preparation of trials; provides evidence for trials.
Processes major crime scenes for evidence; conducts criminal investigations and accident reconstruction; assists other detectives as needed.
Maintains custody of all found property; fills out appropriate reports and forms; runs checks for stolen property; prepares for city auction at year end.
Searches for, captures, and transports stray animals.
Assists the Fire Department with medical calls, fire scenes, and aggressive patients; secures potentially dangerous scenes for the Fire Department.
Delivers City Agendas to City Council members.
Provides security for the exchange of items between individuals.
Identifies community policing issues, including neighborhood traffic control and high crime areas.
Assists motorists with disabled vehicles.
Fingerprints citizens as requested for job interviews and background checks.
Officer may be assigned to perform in specialized roles according to their individual training and certification.
Performs other related duties as assigned.