Police Officer - August 2012
City of Sterling - Sterling, CO

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MUST BE COLORADO POST CERTIFIED OR CERTIFIABLE TO APPLY FOR POLICE OFFICER POSITION .

Patrols an assigned area in the enforcement of law and order and takes special assignments in the protection of life and property.

Essential functions:

  • Take command at scene of crime or accident; takes statements and interviews victims and witnesses; examines situation; records vital information regarding causes and circumstances;
  • Completes police report to describe in a clear, accurate, and concise manner all primary and relevant case activity and developments; read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of such documents as citations, affidavits, and warrants;
  • Establish traffic surveillance to observe and detect violations of the Model Traffic Code and State Traffic Statutes; complete traffic accident investigations and required accident investigation forms;
  • Ensures that all required reports are completed in a timely manner;
  • Respond to radio and telephone dispatches to investigate citizen concerns including crimes in progress, crimes reported after-the-fact, accidents and disturbances;
    • Operates a computer utilizing such software programs as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

      Knowledge of:
    • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations;
    • Criminal behavior and causes underlying criminality and social, psychological and physical needs of criminals;
    • Standard police practices, methods, and procedures; Approved and accepted methods of investigation, apprehension, and rules of evidence;
    • Police terminology and practices;
    • Good public relations skills;
    • Safe and appropriate use of firearms and other police related tools

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
    Education : High School or G.E.D.

    Experience : None

    Training/Certifications:
    P.O.S.T certified as a Peace Officer, Level I, by the State of Colorado
    CPR/First Aid Certification

    Special Requirements:
    • Possess and maintain the appropriate CO operator’s license for the type of City owned vehicle which the employee may operate in the scope of employment ;
    • Minimum 21 years of age and U.S. Citizen;
    • Must abide by City residency requirement to qualify for take-home vehicle benefit;
    • Must be able to legally possess and carry a firearm;
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include 20/20 vision or correctable to 20/20 vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, normal color acuity.

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