POLICE OFFICER - 8531
GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:
Performs responsible protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. Work is frequently performed under emergency situations and involves considerable personal hazard and danger.
This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, crawling, standing, walking, running, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and feeling; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, hazards, and atmospheric conditions. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
Patrolling City, responding to service requests; enforcing laws and ordinances; making arrests, testifying in court; preparing records and files.
On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle, walks or rides bicycle to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order; investigates suspicious conditions and complaints;
Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints;
Issues citations for traffic violations;
Serves warrants and makes arrests; escorts prisoners; testifies in court;
Provides police escorts; directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks;
Fills out arrest records;
Conducts investigations; identifies and collects evidence;
Investigates traffic accidents; makes weekly checks on senior citizens;
Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities;
Ensures vehicle properly maintained;
Maintains order in crowds;
Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments;
May be assigned to special duty, special operations, school resource, etc.;
Performs related tasks as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
General knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; general knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surround hazards and circumstances; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of motor vehicles.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.
Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of Florida. Possession of Florida police certification. Must meet and maintain all minimum state and local training and education requirements for position.
Positions are Open Until Filled
The City of Bartow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F. Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.” Drug Free Workplace