Springville City Corporation
  • 10-Jun-2019 to 08-Jul-2019 (PST)
  • Public Safety
  • Springville, UT, USA
  • Grade 14, $21.27 - $29.82
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full City Benefits package, incl URS Retirement, Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(k), PTO, Discount on City Amenities


Under the direction of the Patrol Sergeant, a Police Officer performs duties that lead to the preservation of public peace, protection of life and property, apprehension of violators of the law, enforcement of the law, traffic control and public education or training pertaining to law enforcement. Police Officers may be assigned to any Division or position in the Department.

DUTIES

A Police Officer I must perform the following essential functions:

Answer calls for service professionally, promptly and fairly.

Identify and correct hazardous situations which come to their attention, and for which they are qualified. If the nature of the hazard is such that they cannot take timely measures for its correction, they shall report or cause a report to be made to competent authority for its relief.

Keep abreast of changes in case law, statutory law and in the rules and regulations of Springville Police Department and Springville City.

Abide by, promote and keep the tenets of the Peace Officer Code of Ethics (Section 4-1-4).

Strive to eliminate opportunities for crime through diligent patrol, avoiding a set routine or pattern while on patrol, familiarizing themselves with the entire city, especially crime prone areas, and by following good patrol procedure.

Police officers of this department, when outside Springville City, are hereby directed to aid any law enforcement officer who may need, or who may appear to need immediate assistance in overcoming resistance to legal process; and/or in any situation wherein the safety of the law enforcement officer is involved.

Police officers shall obey commands of ranking officers in accordance with outlines set forth in the departments Policy and Procedures Manual.

Police officers shall treat the public with courtesy and respect, and shall act in keeping with the Mission Statement of the Springville Police Department.

Perform other duties as shall be assigned by higher competent authority or ranking officers.

QUALIFICATIONS

Police Officers must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

Preference may be given to those who have successfully completed the Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Academy.

Applicants must be POST certified or certifiable at the completion of the Basic Academy or equivalent.

All applicants must pass an extensive and rigorous background check, oral board interview, polygraph, psychological screening, physical and drug screening test. They must possess a valid driver's license.

Nothing in this section precludes the Department from hiring a candidate and sponsoring his or her attendance in the Basic Police Academy.

Certified officers with experience may be hired above the base pay and PTO (paid time off) benefit.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Police Officers must possess knowledge of State laws and City ordinances. They must also have knowledge of Department and City policies. Officers must possess the ability to communicate clearly and precisely both orally and in writing. They must have a working knowledge of the geographic layout of the City. Police Officers are expected to maintain a high level of skills in law enforcement related areas; operation of vehicles, firearms, arrest control techniques, communication, etc.

Police Officers must continue to meet the requirements as set forth by the State of Utah, Peace Officers Standards and Training, and by the Springville Police Department.

Police Officers must be able to respond calmly and professionally under stressful conditions; must be able to work under all types of weather conditions; must be able to properly interpret laws and ordinances and determine the appropriate enforcement action; and must be able to prepare reports, gather evidence, conduct interviews and work with the public in a professional and appropriate manner.

Unless otherwise exempted, Police Officers are required to meet all standards set forth by the Department, including General Orders Section 5-4-1, Physical Fitness.

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