Uncertified Officer $45,000
Certified Officer $49,000
State Retirement & Excellent Benefits
APPLICANTS WILL UNDERGO BACKGROUND & MEDICAL REVIEW, AGILITY TESTING, AND POLYGRAPH
- Performs general police duties to ensure the strict enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare, and to perform related law enforcement work as required. This class works according to some procedures but decides how or when to do things; work is reviewed regularly by the supervisor.
- Enforces all federal and state laws and City ordinances relating to public safety and welfare; performs all duties in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations, and standards of safety.
- Performs general patrol duties, including but not limited to patrolling assigned areas of the City, monitoring property security, responding to emergency calls and/or public calls for assistance, apprehending and arresting suspects and violent persons, securing crime scenes, seizing property and/or criminal evidence, maintaining public order, transporting prisoners and mental patients, etc.
- Performs traffic enforcement duties, including issuing traffic tickets and warnings, detecting DUI suspects, and assisting with accident reconstruction and investigations.
- Serves warrants, summonses, subpoenas, civil and other official papers.
- Assists with criminal investigations. Interviews witnesses, complainants, and victims; interrogates suspects; gathers physical evidence and preserves it for court; provides case follow-up as needed.
- Provides testimony and presents evidence in court as necessary.
- Administers first aid and CPR at emergency scenes as necessary; provides medical assistance at the First Responder level if so certified.
- Performs routine service duties, including but not limited to providing escort service for the protection of persons and/or property, assisting stranded motorists, providing funeral escort, directing traffic, providing security and crowd control at special events, etc.
- Prepares and submits detailed work records and reports.
- Remains abreast of all federal and state laws, and ordinances of the City of Anderson.
- Maintains assigned equipment and vehicles.
- Assists other law enforcement agencies and jurisdictions as required.
- Receives and responds to citizen inquiries, complaints, and requests for assistance.
- Participates in neighborhood and community relations programs; attends neighborhood meetings to enhance police/community relationships and to address safety and quality of life issues.
- Participates in officer training as assigned.
- May assist with detention operations as needed.
- Attends periodic training sessions and attends seminars and meetings to keep abreast of current law enforcement trends; maintains required physical fitness and required level of proficiency in the use of firearms.
- Works under stressful, high-risk conditions.
- Remains on call 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for emergency response.
Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by formal training, special courses or self-education that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of one year of college education or specialized advanced training in police science, criminal justice or a closely related field.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
- Must possess Law Enforcement Officer and firearms certifications.
- Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
- May be required to possess or obtain additional professional or technical certifications as deemed necessary by Police Chief.
Requires a short demonstration up to and including one month.