POLICE OFFICER

City of Surprise, AZ - Surprise, AZ

Full-time$26 - $37 an hour
EducationSkills
Candidates who do not successfully pass the initial testing phase must wait six (6) months before re-applying for this position.

Only AZ P.O.S.T. certified applicants will be considered for the position of Police Officer.

For detailed instructions please visit our website by clicking the following link: Police Recruiting Information

The hiring salary is $26.34 per hour

Job Title: POLICE OFFICER
Department: Police
Reports To: Police Sergeant
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Status: Full-time; Classified
Pay Grade: P

SUMMARY
Performs law enforcement, crime prevention work; patrols an assigned area for the prevention of crime, the maintenance of law and order; performs investigative work including special assignments. Also performs a variety of technical law enforcement tasks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed.

Patrols City in radio-equipped car; answers calls for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of City, County and State Laws; conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, robberies, death and other criminal incidents as assigned
Coordinates and conducts complete detailed investigations of all crime activity
Patrols the City and responds to calls related to traffic incidents and any other required emergencies; observes, monitors and controls routine unusual traffic conditions; assists and advises motorists and enforces traffic safety laws
Collects and preserves evidence at accident scenes; lifts fingerprints; draws sketches; takes photographs
Makes arrests as necessary; interviews victims, complainants, witnesses, interrogates suspects; searches and transports prisoners; testifies and presents evidence in court
Serves warrants, subpoenas; keeps up to date on laws, procedures required for processing warrants; retrieves and requests information involving arrests, subpoenas; files complaints and performs other work related to processing for misdemeanor and felony complaints
Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses
Prepares reports of arrests made; activities performed, crimes investigated; and unusual incidents
Stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warns drivers against unlawful practices; issues citations and makes arrests as necessary
Maintains contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with the general public
Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
Performs other duties as required

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
Offensive and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory
Self-defense tactics
Interview and interrogation techniques
Community policing methods and techniques
Constitutional law, Arizona State criminal and traffic laws

Skill in:
Using computers and related software applications
Using modern office equipment

Ability to:
Apply police methods and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques equipment, police records and reports and first aid techniques
Comprehend criminal law and procedure with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors, felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to the search and seizure and the preservation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases
Observe accurately and remember faces, number, incidents and places
Use and care for firearms
Think and act quickly in emergencies, judge situations and people accurate
Render credible testimony in a court of law
Understand and interpret laws and regulations
Prepare accurate grammatically correct written reports
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and written
Use standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system
Understand and carry out oral and written directions in an independent manner
Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties
Act quickly under pressure and make appropriate judgment
Keep privileged information confidential
Work effectively under stress
Maintain moral standards and integrity
Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others
Enter data into a computer
Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or GED required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as listed above.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Arizona driver license.
AZ P.O.S.T. certification required.