Train as an entry-level recruit for promotion to Police Officer upon Police Academy graduation. Recruits are required to attend the police academy for training in community relations, patrol methods, traffic control, causes of criminality, courtroom procedures, investigating methods, fingerprinting and other crime prevention/law enforcement topics through classroom training and field observation. After successful completion of the police academy, employees are promoted to the position of Police Officer. Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties ARE NOT
intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements: Education and Experience:
- Perform standard police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances, generally consisting of routine patrol, preliminary investigations and traffic regulation duties.
- Patrol and provide security for assigned areas, looking for unusual or suspicious activities or persons; provide scene security and protection for Fire and Medical personnel.
- Patrol the city to respond to citizens' requests for assistance, enforce traffic regulations, detect crime, apprehend violators, and ensure public safety.
- Maintain vehicle and equipment according to Department standards.
- Enforce local, state and federal laws, and municipal code.
- Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; interrogate and communicate with victims, witnesses and suspects in cases.
- Complete detailed reports and required paperwork.
- Arrest law violators; transport and process suspects, victims and prisoners; serve arrest and search warrants; serve and enforce orders of protection.
- Represent the city and police at court hearings; prepare reports and testify in court cases.
- Investigate crimes and accidents as required; secure and process crime and accident scenes; identify and collect evidence.
- Present education and information through community and school awareness projects; counsel citizens on law enforcement activities, programs and referral resources.
- Assist other police personnel, outside organizations and businesses, and federal, state and local law enforcement organizations.
- Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
- Maintain the integrity, professionalism, philosophies, attitudes, and values of the Police Department by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
High School diploma, GED or equivalentNECESSARY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of Police Department policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of city, county, state and federal laws, regulations and ordinances.
- Knowledge of the geography of the city and surrounding areas, and the location of important buildings and landmarks.
- Knowledge of the criminal justice and court systems, procedures and protocols.
- Knowledge of investigative procedures, and protocols for observation of critical details.
- Knowledge of hazardous chemicals and materials, first aid and CPR.
- Knowledge of basic criminal law, including the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, and the preservation and presentation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases.
- Knowledge of the principles of record keeping and records management.
- Skill in interpreting laws and regulations, making independent decisions, maintaining composure, and working effectively under stressful conditions and emergency situations.
- Skill in exercising controlled discretion in communicating with criminal suspects, and mediating difficult situations.
- Skill in gathering and evaluating facts and evidence, drawing logical conclusions and making proper recommendations.
- Skill in using and maintaining a variety of firearms and special law enforcement equipment.
- Skill in operating motor vehicles during emergency, high-risk situations.
- Skill in interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Skill in operating a personal computer and software applications.
- Skill in following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License, and clear criminal record. Ability to type 20 words per minute preferred. Must successfully pass a pre-employment screening, to include a comprehensive background investigation, medical exam, polygraph and psychological exam.
Candidates must also meet the following criteria as defined by AZPOST (Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board) by the beginning of the assessment process:
- United States Citizen
- At least 20 ½ years old
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Have never been convicted of a felony
- Have not been dishonorably discharged from any branch of the US Armed Forces
- Have not illegally used any marijuana for any purposes in the last 3 years
- Have not illegally used any narcotic or dangerous drugs for any purpose in the last 7 years
The City of Buckeye is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous