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Patrol Officer

City of Union City

Posted: Sep. 19, 2018

End Date: Oct. 15, 2018


GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • To support the vision, mission and guiding principles of the City.
  • While performing any procedure, all associates and contract personnel must observe applicable Safety, Health, and Environmental rules and guidelines.
  • Attend and participate in training opportunities and seminars relevant to this position.
  • Adhere to appropriate City operating procedures, benefit rules, employment, and safety policies/practices.
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Patrol Assignment.  Maintains law and order and protects life and property to include: Patrols assigned geographic area; Receives and responds to dispatched calls; Investigates and takes appropriate action on assigned calls; Conducts security checks of businesses, parks, public building, industrial areas and residences; Issues citations and/or makes arrests for violations of laws including traffic violations and local ordinances; Prepares incident and accident reports; Attends and testifies in various levels of court, including Superior, State, Juvenile, Administrative and Municipal, on cases investigated or reports written; Responds to natural and man-made disasters; Locates defendants and serves criminal warrants; Assists with crowd control and security assignments at various public gatherings or incident scenes; Reports hazardous conditions on public roadways and bridges; Conducts surveillance; Provides assistance to the public as needed; Provides information and guidance regarding victim’s rights; Assesses victims, rendering aid to the injured prior to EMS arrival; Requests assistance of other agencies including emergency and towing services; Processes arrested persons following established procedures; Renders aid to other law enforcement personnel; Attends/participates in daily roll call including inspection and training prior to going on duty; participates in training programs to improve knowledge and skills; performs a minimum of twenty training hours to include firearms, defensive driving, use of force, and legal updates; performs specialized short or long term assignments including administrative, technical and investigative duties as required; duties to include but not limited to court, City Hall security and , transporting inmates to and from medical facilities; may serve as field training officer; works with public, civic organizations, etc. in conducting community activities.
 
  • Traffic Assignment. Maintains traffic control through observation and the use of speed detection devices; conducts road closures; detains and tests drivers suspected of driving under the influence; Directs traffic at scene; prepares accident reports; Conducts and prepares investigations of vehicle accidents; Attends/participates in daily roll call including inspection and training prior to going on duty; participates in training programs to improve knowledge and skills; performs specialized short or long term assignments including administrative, technical and investigative duties as required; Duties include special details that include but are not limited to assisting the public with various traffic related concerns; surveying intersections for new traffic control devices including but not limited to stop signs and speed signs; works with public, civic organizations, etc. in conducting community activities.
 
  • Community Oriented Policing: Maintains peace within controlled community settings: investigates community incidents; collects evidence and property; completes incident and accident reports; serves warrants; testifies in court; gathers victim, defendant and witness information; prepares and delivers oral presentations in school and community settings; works with at-risk populations; analyzes data on crime trends and citizen complaints and determines appropriate response; plans and organizes community involvement; participates in problem-solving activities aimed at reducing crime and increasing community safety.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Receives and responds to dispatched calls; Investigate and take appropriate action on assigned calls;
  • Conducts security checks of businesses, parks, public building, industrial areas and residences;
  • Issues citations and/or makes arrests for violations of laws including traffic violations and local ordinances;
  • Prepares incident and accident reports;
  • Attends and testifies in various levels of court, including Superior, State, Juvenile, Administrative and Municipal, on cases investigated or reports written;
  • Provides assistance to the public as needed; provide information and guidance regarding victim’s rights; assess victims, rendering aid to the injured prior to EMS arrival;
  • Processes arrested persons following established procedures;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.