Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Wed Nov 18 2020 Job Description:
Internal Search: only WKU employees currently working in a non-temporary status are eligible to apply.
A person in this position as a sworn police officer performs general police duties in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work involves supervision of sworn police personnel and communications officers engaged in executing the various functions performed by the Patrol Section. Decisions are generally limited by established procedure; however, operating decisions are made based on precedent organizational policies. Employees in this position receive instructions and guidance from a Patrol Sergeant. Employees are expected to exercise independent judgement in the absence of a superior. This work involves an element of personal danger and substantial public contact with citizens and law violators. This work involves protecting life and property, prevention of adult and juvenile crime, apprehension of law violators, directing of traffic, and general enforcement of laws and ordinances. This position requires full and continuous training as a law enforcement officer. In the absence of the Patrol Sergeant, a person in this position assumes the duties of the Patrol Sergeant and reports directly to the Captain of Field Operations or his/her designee. A person in this position may be assigned to work any shift, including weekends and holidays and overtime assignments.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
In the absence of the Shift Sergeant, supervises and participates in general patrol duties, responds to major police, fire and accident calls.
In the absence of the Shift Sergeant, supervises and evaluates subordinates through training, observation and discipline.
In the absence of the Shift Sergeant, participates in the patrol shifts daily operation, responding to citizen's calls for service and departmentally generated activities.
Reviews and corrects reports and paperwork submitted by subordinate officers.
Prepares written reports.
Trains and instructs officers.
Performs all duties of a Police Officer.
Conducts investigations into alleged violations of law.
Executes warrants of arrest.
Assists in the direction of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Investigates vehicle accidents.
Exercises crowd control techniques during special events.
Submits incident/offense reports to superiors.
Provides escort service as needed.
Conducts vehicle stops when appropriate and issues citations for moving violations
Makes arrests when appropriate for violations of law.
Performs other police duties as assigned by a Sergeant, Captain, Deputy Chief, or the Chief of Police.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Eligible after successful completion of initial probationary period. (Initial probationary period begins after successful completion of PTO training.) Must demonstrate the ability and potential for assuming additional supervisory responsibilities.
Excellent physical condition. Must be capable of strenuous physical effort during arrest operations. Must have the ability to maintain satisfactory fitness level as delineated in the Law Enforcement Officer Essential Job Functions form. Must pass semi-annual firearms training.
Salary Grade: 106 Hourly Rate: $19.02
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