Police Officer

  • City of Auburn, AL
  • Auburn, Alabama
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $3,877.81 - $4,630.31 Monthly USD

Job Description

Job Summary
This position is responsible for the enforcement of local, state and federal laws.

Major Duties
  • Patrols an assigned area to detect and deter crime. (30%)
    • Patrols the City to deter and detect crime.
    • Answers emergency and routine calls for service.
    • Provides assistance to other personnel as needed.
    • Makes arrests for criminal activities.
    • Enforces traffic laws.
    • Serves felony and misdemeanor warrants.
    • Directs traffic.
  • Conducts preliminary inquiries, field interviews and follow-up investigations. (30%)
    • Interviews witnesses, victims, and complainants.
    • Collects evidence.
    • Secures crime scenes.
    • Takes incident, accident and offense reports.
    • Investigates motor vehicle accidents.
    • Prepares incident reports.
  • Provides court testimony. (10%)
    • Prepares cases for court.
    • Testifies in court as needed.
  • Maintains assigned vehicle and equipment. (10%)
    • Maintains the performance and security of firearms.
    • Checks and repairs duty-related equipment.
    • Maintains assigned vehicles; reports repair needs.
  • Performs special duty assignments. (10%)
    • Performs crime prevention patrols in high crime areas as assigned.
    • Assists with calls for service and provides marked and foot patrols at Auburn University events.
    • Makes presentations to public groups concerning crime, crime prevention, and other police functions.
    • Serves on special task forces or teams as assigned.
  • Performs related duties. (10%)
    • Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance.
    • Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions.
    • Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues.
    • Engages in and demonstrates commitment to physical fitness in accordance with Division Standards.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement training requirements.
  • Knowledge of criminal investigation and law enforcement principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of the equipment and tools used in law enforcement activities.
  • Skill in performing law enforcement and criminal investigation activities.
  • Skill in organizing and planning work.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
Supervisory Controls
The Sergeant assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results.

Guidelines
Guidelines include local, state, and federal laws; police directives; City and division policies and procedures; and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statement. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.

Complexity/Scope of Work
  • The work consists of related law enforcement duties. Potentially life-threatening situations contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to enforce local, state and federal laws. Success in this position contributes to the enforcement of local, state and federal laws and to the safety of life and property.
Contacts
  • Contacts are typically with members of other law enforcement agencies, court personnel, other emergency service providers, victims, witnesses, suspects, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and heavy objects weighing 24 or more pounds. The employee uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.
  • The work is typically performed in an automobile and outdoors. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt grease, machinery with moving parts, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of specialized law-enforcement equipment.
Supervision
None.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education; and
  • 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 for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.


Job Address

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