Commanding Officer Police Job Description Sample
Police Officer (Police Officer - Lateral)
The City of Norfolk Police Department is seeking individuals to join an elite team of law enforcement professionals providing protection and police services responsive to the needs of the residents of Norfolk in support of a safe, healthy and inclusive community.
The Police Officer
- Lateral will participate in training to successfully complete the Virginia State certified police officer training requirements at the Norfolk Police Academy. The academy will provide lateral transfers with classroom training, physical fitness, and police situation simulation training. Lateral transfers will be reviewed on a case by case basis to determine required waivers and continued training.
- PLEASE NOTE: THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR VIRGINIA CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS ONLY*
Essential functions include but are not limited to:
Participation and completion in a five week Lateral Orientation program and completion of the Police Training Officer program.
Must be able to perform the physical aspects and meet the requirements and tests prescribed by the City's Civil Service Commission.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency.
Graduation from a Virginia Department of Criminal Justice approved Basic Law Enforcement Academy similar to the Norfolk Police Academy.
Must successfully pass all entry level testing and assessments and have a valid Driver's License.
Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) certification; administration of Oath of Office by the Chief of Police or designee and receipt of warrant of appointment upon hiring.
Additional Information & Requirements
Must be in good standing with current law enforcement agency.
Must be a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized).
Actively employed with at least two (2) years of consecutive active service as a certified patrol officer for a municipal, county, and/or state law enforcement agency.
For questions regarding the application process or the Norfolk Police Training Academy, please email Police Recruiting at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants to the position of Police Officer
- Lateral must attach electronic copies of the required documents (listed below) to the online application prior to submitting. Please be advised that applications cannot be modified after submission. Failure to attach all the required documents may result in your application being considered incomplete and will receive no further consideration.
Valid driver's license
Current Department of Motor Vehicles driving record
Completed Authorization for Release of Information Form //www.norfolk.gov/DocumentCenter/View/23467
High School Diploma or GED Certificate
DD 214 (long form) (prior military applicants only)
Training records and transcripts from current department
Copy of warrant of appointment from current agency
W2 form from DCJS https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/law-enforcement/forms
Police Officer Lateral applicants must submit all of the required documents listed above.
The following automatic disqualifiers will cause the processing of the applicant to be immediately discontinued:
Conviction of a felony
Conviction as an adult of any offense involving moral turpitude, including, but not limited to larceny, concealment, bad checks, embezzlement, and/or perjury.
Conviction of domestic violence.
Conviction of any serious misdemeanor offense (class 1 or 2, excluding traffic offenses), or arrest for such an offense and provable voluntary admission of guilt within the past 5 years.
Current driver's license suspension.
Driver's license suspension for moving violations within 12 months of submitting an application to Human Resources.
Conviction of drunk driving or driving under the influence within 5 years of submitting an application to Human Resources.
More than five (5) Division of Motor Vehicles demerit points at the date of application to Human Resources or anytime thereafter during the hiring process.
Conviction of driving on a suspended or revoked license within the past 5 years of application submission to the Department of Human Resources
Any use of a controlled substance listed in Schedule I of the Code of Virginia within 5 years of submitting an application to Human Resources, or for more than minimal experimentation at any time. (Includes Heroin, LSD, MDMA, etc.)
Any non-medicinal use of a controlled substance listed in Schedule II of the Code of Virginia within 5 years of submitting an application to Human Resources, or for more than minimal experimentation at any time. (Includes Cocaine, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Methamphetamine, PCP, etc.)
Any non-Medicinal use of a controlled substance listed in Schedules III-VI of the Code of Virginia, or any noxious chemical inhalant, within 6 months off submitting an application to Human Resources, or for more than minimal experimentation at any time. (Includes Marijuana, Steroids, huffing, etc.)
Any substantiated illegal act arising from the manufacture and/or distribution of any illegal drug.
Bad conduct discharge.
- Lateral applicants must successfully complete the following steps:
- Written Test
- Designed to measure the reading comprehension necessary to successfully complete required employment training and certification.
- Physical Agility Test
- Events designed to simulate typical work-related situations that require the ability to perform specific physical activities.
- Polygraph Examination
- This examination is used to verify the background data in the personal History Application form. Deception noted in the areas of the automatic disqualifiers may prevent further processing.
- Background Investigation
- Entails obtaining and verifying information in regards to prior employment, drug use, personal references, criminal records, Division of Motor Vehicle records and credit records.
- Oral Review Boards
- Conduct of an oral interview of candidates to determine their qualifications.
Post Job Offer Screening Process:
- Lateral applicants must also successfully complete the following steps:
May be eligible for partial reimbursement of relocation expenses, if applicable.
Entry Level Police Officer
The City of Denver is looking for top quality applicants to serve its citizens in the role of a Denver Police Officer. The Denver Police Department is leading the way nationwide in reshaping the role of a Police Officer for the 21st Century. We look for Officers who are community oriented and strive to collaborate with the community to solve issues for the citizens of Denver. Proactive policing is one of the most important tools to help solve issues within the community before they occur. The key to achieving this is through partnering with the community and effectively communicating with the public.
The Denver Civil Service Commission application for entry level and lateral police officers will open on July 24th at 12:01 AM and close on August 2nd at 3:00 PM.
The written / video test will be from August 12th, 2019 through August 20th, 2019. The test days are Monday through Friday and the test times are 0730 and 1230 MDT.
Denver has transformed from a small western city to a major destination because of the highly-desired quality of life it offers to its residents and the millions of people that visit each year. Denver provides the cosmopolitan lifestyle of every major city as well as the majestic Rocky Mountains, which are famous for skiing, snowboarding, and every type of recreational activity you can imagine. Our city has dedicated hiking and biking trails that go on for miles as well any type of public park to include water sports, music venues, and various forms of recreation. When it’s time to relax after taking advantage of the many social activates that Denver offers, there are countless dining options. From exquisite dining to fast casual cuisine and food truck events, you will never run out of dining opportunities.
The Denver Police Department offers an excellent salary and benefits package for your career as a Denver Police Officer. In fact, this is one of the few police departments that enables you to reach your top patrol officer pay grade in just 4 years upon graduating our academy.
Some of the highlighted benefits;
o Competitive rates on health, dental and vision insurance
o Defined Benefit Pension Plan
o All uniforms and most equipment provided at no cost
o New bullet resistant vest provided every five years
o Yearly uniform allowance
o Majority of the patrol fleet are the new Ford Police Utility Interceptors and the Chevy Tahoe PPV
o After completing three years of patrol duties, the opportunity to transfer to many different career options within the department or promote to a supervisory role.
Being a Denver Police Officer on patrol is one of the most rewarding experiences as you navigate through your career as a Denver Police Officer. After your time on Patrol, the Denver Police Department offers many different career paths for its officers. You can become a detective, a training officer, a school resource officer, motorcycle unit, bomb squad, gang unit and so many other roles that come with the career of a Denver Police Officer. If you choose to take on a supervisory role, you can test to promote to Sergeant, Lieutenant or become the Commander of a district or specialized unit. The possibilities are endless.
People from across the United States come to the Denver Police Department for the excellent career opportunities and the lifestyle that Denver has to offer. No matter what your background is, we hope you will join one of the finest and most innovative police departments in the country.
There is no "One Thing" that makes a sucessful Denver Police Officer. You have been preparing for a career as a Denver Police Officer by making the right choices in life and knowing the difference between right and wrong. The Denver Police Department has 1500 unique officers that work together as a team and represent the Denver Police Department and the city of Denver in a professional manner.
The basic requirements to apply are;
- High School Diploma or GED
- Over 21 years of age
- Citizen of the United States
One of the benefits of becoming a Denver Police Officer is that you become a part of the Denver Police Community, providing service to the citizens of Denver. The courage to put on the Denver Police Badge that you have earned and taking action in the face of danger. Integrity is key to know what is right and what is wrong representing the city of Denver to the people. That is the main benefit of joining the ranks of the Denver Police Department.
The Denver Police Department has an excellent salary and benefits package that is among the best in the nation. From day one of the Denver Police academy, you receive full salary and benefits as we train you as a Denver Police Officer.
The Salary breakdown based on the year 2020 is as follows;
Police Officer Recruit: $ 58,633
Police Officer 4th Grade: $ 63,480
Police Officer 3rd Grade: $ 70,261
Police Officer 2nd Grade: $ 75,225
Police Officer 1st Grade: $ 94,630
Police Officer (Recruit Level) - T11130-201712
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Do you have a strong dedication to public service? If you do, a career with the San Diego Police Department may be for you!
A career with the San Diego Police Department offers excitement, rapid growth opportunities, work-life-balance, and the chance to make a positive impact in your community. As one of the nation's leaders in Community Oriented Policing, we strongly value the partnerships we have built with the diverse communities of San Diego and are looking for Officers that will uphold that tradition. Throughout your career with SDPD, you'll have the chance to follow many paths in over 70 different positions, including: Detective, SWAT, New Technologies, K9 Handler, Beach Patrol and Motor Officer, among others. SDPD offers a competitive base salary, great benefits, and many additional pay opportunities.
The following skills and desirable attributes exemplify what we look for in a Police Officer (Recruit Level): Integrity; leadership skills; excellent judgment under pressure; ability to maintain sufficient level of fitness to safely perform as a law enforcement professional; the ability to be aware of, control, and express emotions appropriately, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically; ability to maintain confidence in uncertain situations; excellent judgment and ability to act under pressure; ability to thrive in diverse populations.
A San Diego Police Officer:
Contributes to the team effort of maintaining a presence in the community that helps to deter crime and provide support to citizens
Collaborates in building strong relationships with community members,
upholding best practices of Community Oriented Policing
Acts as a police presence at major public events to ensure public safety
Identifies potential criminal activity or other hazardous situations and takes
proper actions to protect citizens and property
Helps to secure crime scenes and process evidence
Responds to calls for service; Observes violations; makes arrests and citations
- Conducts criminal investigations by gathering evidence and interviewing victims
- Documents observations and actions by radioing information; completing
- Fulfills court orders by testifying in court regarding criminal investigations and
- Maintains safe traffic conditions by monitoring and directing traffic; enforces
laws and ordinances; investigates collisions; reports unsafe streets and facilities
In accordance with P.O.S.T Standards, candidates must be free of any felony convictions. Candidates will be screened by the San Diego Police Department and are subject to immediate disqualification if any of the following are found during the background investigative process: domestic violence conviction(s), or if you are a registered sex offender; for additional information refer to the following link: P.O.S.T. Disqualifiers.
Police Officers (Recruit Level) attend the Police Academy classroom lectures on subjects including criminal law, laws of arrest, traffic laws, juvenile law, principles of law enforcement, rules of evidence, rules of search and seizure, patrol theory and methods, and report writing; observe demonstrations on arrest and control methods and the care and use of firearms; participate in physical conditioning and self-defense exercises; practice the use of firearms; and take examinations.
Police Patrol Officer Recruit
Patrols an assigned district during one of two shifts to enforce the ordinances and statutes of the City of Hampton and State of Virginia. May be assigned to various units within the Hampton Police Division.
Examples of Duties
Patrols an assigned district within the City of Hampton using a patrol car or on foot to prevent crime or disturbance of peace and arrest violators. Familiarizes self with housing, businesses and persons within the district.
Notices suspicious persons and unusual conditions and makes preliminary investigations. Examines premises of unoccupied buildings and checks doors and windows for security. Reports hazards that endanger public safety such as malfunctioning traffic signals, damaged utility structures, etc.
Acknowledges radio transmissions relaying citizens complaints and proceeds to location. Answers complaints from citizens such as domestic quarrels, fights, vandalism, etc., then takes necessary corrective action.
Investigates missing persons and watches for runaways and truants. Watches for and makes recovery of lost and stolen property and vehicles. Disperses unruly crowds at public gatherings. Inspects public establishments requiring licenses and ensure compliance with relevant rules and regulations.
Serves warrants and summons. Arrests violators for misdemeanors and felonies.
Accompanies prisoners to headquarters or jail, and makes report of events leading to and surrounding arrest. Confers with Commonwealth Attorney to coordinate courtroom testimony. Appears in court as arresting officer.
Investigates traffic accidents and renders first aid to injured. Directs and re routes traffic around accidents or other disruptions.
Issues tickets to traffic violators. Checks abandoned vehicles and calls for tow truck. Provide, escort for funerals, parades and shipment of currency. Transports emergency blood vials from hospital to hospital.
Provides public with general information on laws, ordinances, and services of the City and State. Provides directions to lost persons and motorists.
Renders aid to persons locked out of home or vehicle. Ascertains information from citizens to aid in investigation of crime.
May be assigned to various units within the Division including Crime Prevention, Training, Administration, Investigations, and Special Investigations Unit (SIU). Learns the purpose and operation of assigned unit. Assists senior officers in completion of unit's official duties and responsibilities. During an assigned shift, may maintain a limited caseload of investigations, as needed.
Performs other related duties as required.
Graduation from an accredited high school course of study or successful completion of a GED; college level course work in Police Science or related field of study preferred; ability to be courteous yet firm with the public; must be alert, and possess ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions; good skills of observation and memory; excellent moral character; good physical condition. Must pass City physical examination, background investigation (to include polygraph examination), and physical agility examination; must be at least twenty (20) years of age at time of application.
Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license and must have a satisfactory driver's record based on the City of Hampton's criteria. Must be able to communicate the English language verbally as well as in writing.
Entry level position. Requires attendance at Police Academy and period of probationary status prior to permanent appointment.
Receives supervision through specific instructions and daily evaluations by a senior officer, usually a Corporal or Sergeant. This may involve an element of personal danger during the arrest of persons who violate city ordinances and state laws. May be rotated to other Patrol Officer positions within the Police Department.
May be required to complete follow up investigations of criminal violations, and/or assignments in other units of the Police Division. This is a non-exempt position.
This is skilled police work in the protection of life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances. Assignments are received and are carried out under established policies and procedures and according to laws, ordinances and departmental policy. Employees must use considerable judgment, initiative and skill in a variety of cases and must be able to act without direct supervision in completing work.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Patrols a designated area or the total city in a patrol car; preserves law and order; prevents and
discovers the commission of crime; apprehends criminals and offenders and enforces vehicle and
Responds to calls and complaints involving traffic accidents, robberies, felonies, misdemeanors, disturbances and a wide variety of civil and domestic situations; takes necessary police action, serves warrants, makes arrests as required and testifies as a witness in court
Conducts preliminary investigations at the scenes of crimes and accidents; gathers evidence; locates and questions suspects and witnesses; makes arrest as required and testifies as a witness
Prepares a number of reports on cases and complaints
Transports and processes prisoners to court and jail
Establishes traffic control and protection at incidents which attract crowds; performs police
duties at special events and activities, such as parades, festivals, sporting events
Performs daily routine maintenance and safety inspections on patrol cars
Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor
An Associate's Degree along with completion of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standard's Police Certification Program. A combination of education and relevant work experience will be considered.
Candidates enrolled in a current Police Academy are welcome to apply. Must possess and maintain a valid Michigan Driver's License and be a U.S. Citizen. Interpersonal Skills in order to deal with the public courteously, professionally, and tactfully.
Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and to determine the proper course of action. Ability to accurately obtain information and articulate observations, behaviors, and actions both orally and in writing. Ability to develop skills in the use and care of firearms.
Police Officer I
An employee in this class is responsible for performing general duty law enforcement work in the City's Police Department. Employees in this class may be assigned to the Operations Bureau, K-9, Investigation Division, D.A.R.E., or other areas. Work includes routine patrol, traffic accident and criminal investigation, police vehicle maintenance, serving criminal papers, traffic law enforcement, and responding to domestic disputes. This employee is highly visible in crime areas, and must be assertive in preventing crime. This employee must have the ability to develop a positive public image. Tact and firmness, sound judgment in accordance with department policy and state and federal law, and a positive attitude are required. Employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a Police Sergeant, and is evaluated for decision making, work product, professionalism, job knowledge and officer safety through daily observation, review of reports, and discussions concerning how particular incidents or activities were handled. This classification is considered non-exempt in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Examples of Duties
Patrols high and low crime areas, talking to people in the community, checking buildings and residences, apprehending offenders
Investigates traffic accidents, using measurement devices and eyewitnesses, determining violator, assisting motorists, talking to auto insurance companies
Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted
Identifies, pursues, and arrests suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts
Serves criminal papers, locating people indicted, serving warrants, orders for arrest, and criminal summons
Enforces traffic laws; directs traffic flow and reroute traffic in case of emergencies
Tracks people who have violated traffic laws, inspection laws, registration laws, and other traffic offenses
Conducts criminal investigations; gathering information and evidence; taking photographs of crime scenes; talking to witnesses; conducting background investigations
Prepares preliminary investigative reports, and other reports
Assists state and federal prosecutors in court preparation; appearing and testifying in court
Performs preliminary or detailed investigations of accidents or possible crimes
Performs related duties as required
Considerable knowledge of State and Federal laws, local ordinances, and policies of the Police Department
Considerable knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods, and equipment
General knowledge of scientific crime detection and criminal identification methods and procedures
Skill in the use of firearms and other police equipment and in the application of self-defense tactics
Clear and concise report writing
Ability to listen and have strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations
Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and to determine proper course of action to be taken
Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the citizens and news media
Ability to build and maintain positive relationships both internally and externally with excellent customer service
General knowledge of CALEA standards
Policing with a Purpose:
Nurture and Protect Democracy
Ensure Justice and Fundamental Fairness
Spirit of Service
Protect the Community from Harm
Treat all individuals with Dignity and Respect-the ethical foundation of policing
Education and Experience
The City of Burlington has implemented a career ladder system. Employees typically progress from Police Officer I to Police Officer II to Master Police Officer. Classification distinctions, education and experience, and certifications and training are dependent upon the specifics of police career ladder system. Some elements of criteria of the police career development system include graduation from high school or GED Equivalency and some law enforcement training or experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Work in this class is described as medium and frequently requires physical exertion to complete tasks, affect arrest, and move objects. An employee must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Work necessitates visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned in preparing and analyzing figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal viewing and extensive reading. The employee is subject to hazards; includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving parts, electrical current, vibration, noise, oils, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to heat and chemicals. Working conditions include both inside and outside environmental conditions.
Valid North Carolina Driver's License
Basic Certification as a law enforcement officer by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Commission
Successfully Pass POPAT
High School Diploma, GED or approved home school program through NC Training and Standards
Inclement Weather Classification: Essential
- The City of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity/AA Employer*
Sr. K-9 Police Officer
The K-9 Police Officer will utilize a canine animal in the performance of his/her duties. Responsible for patrolling with and caring for a police dog in specialized duties such as bomb detection, building and room searches, suspect/missing persons tracking, maintain crowd control, and related law enforcement activities. Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, staff and all UPMC owned and adjacent properties. Enforces UPMC rules and regulations to both employees and the public. Patrols UPMC hospitals, buildings, grounds and associated areas to prevent, investigate, and document arson, theft and vandalism and any other criminal activity. Monitors security, fire, and environmental alarms. Assists in follow-up as necessary. Responds to and resolves problems, disputes and unusual circumstances as necessary. Provides customer service to patients, families, visitors and staff to maintain a safe and secure environment.Serves as a first responder to any violent act occurring at a UPMC location. Will be armed with a firearm. Oversees the operations of assigned shift and formally leads the daily operations of the department. Organizes and assigns work and provides daily instruction to staff regarding specific duties and assignments.
K-9 Police Officers work on assigned shifts tracking suspects or missing persons, locating hidden implements of a crime, searching buildings for suspects, assisting in searches for explosives or firearms, maintaining crowd control, and assisting in VIP security detail.
K-9 Police Officers will maintain at his/her place of residence a kennel according to the specification of the Department. If the K-9 Police Officer is unable to care for the K-9 for an extended period of time due to vacation or injury, the handler will make arrangements for proper kenneling. K-9s will not be left unattended in vehicles for any time that may cause undue discomfort to the K-9.
K-9s will be used as minimum force application; however, discretion will be used when juveniles are involved and/or danger exists for innocent bystanders. Prior to any K-9 being released to attack, a verbal warning shall be given and the suspect will have the opportunity to surrender.
Effectively utilize the K-9 in the performance of his/her duties including patrol functions, crowd control, locating potential explosive device, tracking persons and handling disruptive patients, visitors and staff.
Operate UPMC vehicles in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code and maintain any issued equipment. Inspects incoming / outgoing parcels as necessary to prevent theft of hospital property. Checks permission slips to remove discarded material from UPMC property. Testifies in legal proceedings as required. Prepare and complete all mandatory training programs as per departmental guidelines.
Provide continuous training to the assigned K-9. Tasked with the ability to issue PA state citations for certain criminal and traffic offenses, using specific law enforcement applications such as the PA Justice Network, and performing other law enforcement duties as necessary. Could be required to carry and deploy a defensive weapon such as a taser, pepper spray, batons, etc.
K-9 Police Officers will immediately notify the Director or designee, if their K-9 bites or injures any person or animal, whether on or off duty, regardless of the location of the injury. Reports of bites or other injuries shall be reported in writing as a Police Dog Bite on a standard D-3 Security incident form. A Use of Force Report will also be completed for dog bites. K-9 bites or other injuries occurring in other non-UPMC jurisdictions shall be reported to the law enforcement agency of that jurisdiction. K-9 Police
The K-9 Police Officer's work schedule will consist of a 40-hour workweek of which 35 hours will be devoted solely to job related duties; the remaining five hours are intended to compensate the handler for K-9 related care.
Maintain security and safety of UPMC buildings, persons, property, and assets. Serves as a member of the fire response team and responds to various security-related alarms. Responds to emergency calls for assistance, and disasters. Investigates incidents of unusual circumstances reported by UPMC staff, visitors, physicians and patients Completion of reports and incident documentation as necessary. Control evidence, valuables, lost/found as necessary.
K-9 Police Officers will ensure that the K-9 is not abused.
Must be able to investigate criminal and non-criminal matters and write investigative reports and enter them into the computerized D-3 Incident report system.
K-9s should not be allowed to drink from public fountains nor to soil public or private property whenever possible.
Upon death of a K-9, the Officer shall immediately notify the Director or designee of the death and notify the veterinarian to determine if a necropsy is necessary, and, if so, where the K-9 should be taken.
Provides customer service to patients, families, visitors and staff and maintains a safe and secure environment through protection and enforcement of local laws, UPMC policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Handles disruptive visitors, patients, and staff by verbal communication, physical intervention and/or arrests as necessary. Assists with traffic control as necessary.
Officers will present their police dogs to the designated veterinarian for examination within 24 hours of any biting incident.
K-9 Police Officers shall report all injuries and illnesses of the K-9 to the Director or designee. The handler will also complete a Police dog Injury or Illness report and deliver it to the Director or designee. All injuries or illnesses of an emergency nature shall be reported to the designated veterinarian immediately. Non-emergency cases shall be reported to the veterinarian within the next clinic hours.
K-9 Police Officers will follow all infection control protocols
High School or equivalent and 4 years of security related/law enforcement experience, OR
Associate's degree in Criminal Justice or related field and 3 years of experience
Skill in working with dogs, and interest in the application of dogs to law enforcement.
K-9 Police Officers must successfully complete an initial 12 week training program, attain appropriate certificate, and attend refresher courses as scheduled.
Failure to successfully complete the training program will result in reassignment or termination.
K-9 Police Officers must also live at a home with adequate space for the placement of a department-provided kennel.
K-9 will travel to and from work with the officer using departmental issued travel crate.
Excellent customer service skills required to handle all levels of personnel, patients, and visitors
High level of integrity required for handling sensitive/confidential UPMC information.
Ability to defuse and handle distraught or hostile person(s) in a professional manner required
Good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Good interpersonal skills; able to deal with stress and potentially dangerous conflict situations.
All applicants will be subject to a thorough background and criminal record check
Must be available for all shifts
Guards/Officers are required to wear a bullet proof vest
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Driver's License UPMC Physical Fitness Standard Act 235 with Firearms or Act 235 without Firearms. Must meet audio and visual standards outlined in Act 235 at time of hire
Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting Act 33 with renewal Act 34 with renewal Act 501 Act 73 FBI Clearance
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Port Police Officer 3221
$62,118 to $92,435
Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.
A Port Police Officer is a sworn peace officer, authorized to carry a firearm who enforces federal and state regulations, City of Los Angeles ordinances, and security, traffic, and safety rules and regulations; engages in law enforcement activities, including uniformed foot, vehicle, boat, motorcycle, bicycle patrol and plain clothes assignments, arrest, and report writing at the Port of Los Angeles; provides information to the public regarding locations and operations of the Department; engages in hazardous materials enforcement; and does related work.
At least 20 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age by police academy graduation.
Graduation from a U.S. high school, G.E.D. or equivalent from a U.S. institution, or a California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) certificate is required. A two or four year college degree from an accredited U.S. or foreign institution may be substituted for the high school requirements. Documentation demonstrating that the institution is accredited must be submitted prior to taking the written test.
United States citizenship, or non-citizens must be permanent resident aliens who, in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), are eligible and have applied for citizenship. Documentation that the USCIS accepted the candidate's application for citizenship prior to the written test date must be submitted during the selection process.
May be selectively certified (considered for hire prior to other candidates due to their advanced training).
A POST qualified candidate for this examination must either have:
Completed a POST-certified Basic Police Academy within the last three years; or
After having completed a POST-certified Basic Police Academy, been employed as a Police Officer within the last three years
If you meet either of these criteria, submit a copy of your certificate of completion of a POST-certified Basic Police Academy or your Basic Certificate issued by POST to Room 150 of the Personnel Department Building (address below).
Candidates who do not meet either of these criteria may be considered for hire based upon their rank on the eligible list, and if appointed, will receive POST training. WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE
WHERE TO APPLY
THE SELECTION PROCESS IS STARTED by completing Public Safety On-line Application, available at /https://mypd.joinlapd.com/. Testing is held at the locations indicated below (no testing on holidays or holiday weekends). Check the test calendar at https://personline.lacity.org/apps/testingcalendar/ or call (213) 473-9060 to verify that testing will take place at the location/time of your choice.
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 West Martin Luther King Blvd, Community Room
Los Angeles 90008
2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
Marvin Braude Building
6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Conf. Room 1-A
Van Nuys 91401
Every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Personnel Department Building
700 East Temple Street, Room 115-A
Los Angeles 90012
Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. (Except Holiday weekends)
(213) 473-9060 TDD (213) 473-9312
San Pedro Municipal Building
638 South Beacon Street, Conf. Room 452
San Pedro 90731
Every Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Hollywood Neighborhood City Hall
6501 Fountain Avenue, Community Room
Los Angeles 90028
Every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Testing at some locations may be canceled without prior notice.
For recruitment purposes, written tests may occasionally be held at other locations to be announced.
If you should apply for an entry-level, sworn public safety examination with test part(s) deemed by the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department to be the same as this examination, the test scores, test dates, test re-take allowances, and test expiration dates you receive in the common test parts will be applied to the other examination. Those who wish to apply for more than one public safety classification may indicate this at the time of application or during the selection process by calling (213) 473-9060.
- PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS ESSAY (PQE): This written test requires you to write essays in response to questions regarding demonstration of your personal qualifications for a law enforcement position. Essays will be evaluated based on your reading skill, written communication skill, and demonstrated effectiveness in judgment and decision making and behavioral flexibility.
You must read the questions carefully to ensure that your answers are appropriate to the questions. Passing the PQE requires a score of 70% or higher. The score you receive will determine your rank on the hiring list.
We schedule candidates from this list for further processing according to score and hiring needs. You may take the PQE once every 3 months. Your score is valid for 18 months.
- BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: The investigation begins with completion of a Personal History Statement, which requires compilation of extensive biographical information, fingerprinting, and a background interview.
The investigation includes checks of employment, police, financial, education, and military records and interviews with family members, neighbors, supervisors, co-workers, and friends. Findings are valid for 12 months. A polygraph examination will be conducted to confirm information obtained during the selection process.
- PHYSICAL FITNESS QUALIFIER: In order to better prepare for the exam and the physical demands of the academy, you are required to attend the Airport Physical Fitness Assessment and complete the Physical Fitness Qualification (PFQ). Your score on the PFQ is advisory.
You must complete the PFQ at least once prior to appointment. You are welcome to retake the PFQ as many times as you like, and your score is valid for 12 months. If you score less than a 50 on the PFQ, you are strongly encouraged to attend the Airport Physical Fitness Assessment more regularly and retake the PFQ.
Being a part of the Airport Physical Fitness Assessment will significantly increase your success in the selection process and in the academy. The Airport Physical Fitness Assessment will also make transitioning to Academy life much easier. If you currently live more than 150 miles away from the Los Angeles area, you should contact your mentor to arrange a PFQ while you are in town completing other test parts. Information regarding the Airport Physical Fitness Assessment can be found on-line at http://www.lawa.org/JoinLAXPD/content.aspx?id=9951
- MEDICAL EVALUATION: Consists of a thorough evaluation by a City physician and a treadmill test.
It is essential that you be in excellent health, with no conditions that would restrict your ability to safely perform the work of a Port Police Officer. A cardiac stress test may be required. To remain medically qualified, you must maintain your good health during the period following the medical examination.
Medical examination results are valid for up to 12 months, at the discretion of the City's medical staff. Part of the medical evaluation includes a PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION by a City psychologist. This evaluation consists of written tests and an individual oral interview.
You will be evaluated on the psychological factors related to successful job performance to determine if you are suited for the difficult and stressful occupation of Port Police Officer. The results of the oral psychological evaluation are valid for 12 months. Your written psychological tests are valid for up to 24 months, at the discretion of the City's psychological staff.
For candidate safety, the treadmill test will be conducted after receiving medical clearance. A description of the test will be provided when you are scheduled or upon request. This description is also available online at http://per.lacity.org/psb_Safety.htm. Your score is valid for 12 months.
- CERTIFICATION AND APPOINTMENT: Before you can be hired as a Port Police Officer, you must successfully complete steps 1 through 4 above.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
DEPARTMENT INTERVIEW: You will be evaluated by the hiring department to determine your qualifications for this position. This evaluation may include an interview with the hiring department.
HEALTH/PHYSICAL CONDITION: You must be in excellent health, with no conditions that would restrict your ability to safely complete Academy training and perform police work for the Harbor Department. Your weight (body fat content) must be appropriate for height and build and you should be in excellent physical condition.
VISION: Your uncorrected distance vision must not exceed 20/70 in either eye and the best eye must be at least 20/40 and wearing eyeglasses you must have corrected vision to at least 20/30 in each eye.
If soft contact lenses are worn, they must have been worn for at least three months and vision must be at least 20/30 in each eye tested wearing the contact lenses and there is no uncorrected distant vision requirement. If a LASIK procedure (refractive surgery) was performed, vision must be at least 20/30 in each eye.
In addition, candidates must be able to accurately and quickly name colors, and must be free from other visual impairments that would restrict the ability to perform law enforcement duties.
BACKGROUND: Any conviction by a state, the federal government, or a foreign government of a crime, the punishment for which would have been imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or the state prison (felony) will result in a disqualification. Note: Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor involving domestic violence from carrying a firearm.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT SUBSTANCE SCREENING: Because this class has been designated as safety sensitive, in accordance with City Policy, substance-screening tests may be required prior to appointment.
ACADEMY TRAINING: You will be required to attend a six-month, 40-hour per week training and orientation program, during which you will receive full pay.
ASSIGNMENTS: Employees will receive regular appointments to the class of Port Police Officer and will begin an eighteen-month probationary period, during which time employees must successfully complete a comprehensive training program including a basic police recruit school approved by POST; a Field Training Program; and any other training required by law or the Department.
JOB BENEFITS: Among the excellent benefits provided are annual paid vacations, holidays, medical and dental plans, sick leave, and a retirement system.
Appointment is subject to possession of a valid California driver's license.
As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to programs, services, and activities. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained at http://per.lacity.org/exams/verify_disability.pdf.
Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin.
If you need additional information, you may go to http://per.lacity.org/psb_Safety.htm, call (213) 473-9060, or visit the Public Safety Bureau's Recruitment and Selection Division, 700 East Temple Street, Room 150, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage (including health and dental as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular appointment date. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position. All City employees are required to be Disaster Service Workers.
THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN ONLY
ON AN OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS
The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
Lateral Police Officer
General Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions
Although this position closes at midnight on September 30, 2019, the City reserves the right to conduct the Lateral testing process as they receive enough qualified candidates.
Under the direction of a Police Sergeant or designee, performs police protection and other services to safeguard the lives, property and constitutional rights of the citizens of Richland; responds to crime and accident scenes, emergency situations and other requests for assistance; detects, apprehends and arrest criminals; enforces the laws and ordinances of the City and performs a variety of specialized duties as assigned. Subject to 12 hour shifts, callback, standby and overtime as required.
Incumbents in this class are allocated to one or more specialized full-time assignments on a rotational basis. Each optional assignment within this classification is compensated in accordance with collective bargaining agreements recognizing difficulty and responsibility of each assignment.
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High school diploma or equivalent.
Two (2) years continuous full-time commissioned civilian law enforcement experience in a city, county, state or Federal law enforcement agency (no break in service for more than 24 months if not currently employed as a police officer).
Washington state candidates must have graduated from the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy Training or other Washington State approved basic academy.
Out of state candidates must be able to successfully complete the Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy and obtain a Washington State Police Officer certification within the applicable probationary period.
Valid Washington State driver's license upon hire date (out of state applicants must obtain within two-months).
All candidates must have current police officer certification or equivalent (decertification in any State could be cause for disqualification).
Twenty-one (21) years of age at time of application.
Satisfactorily complete field training provided by the Richland Police Department, in which methods, procedures and techniques of law enforcement work are presented by field training officers, before completion of probationary period.
Applicants must submit all training records in advance of the testing process. Out of state applicants must submit a copy of their Police/Peace Officer certification at the time of application.
AA or BA Degree in police science, law, criminal justice or related field preferred.
Five years or more of continuous full-time commissioned civilian law enforcement experience in a city, county, state or Federal agency which includes patrol service and experience in one or more specialties (such as, SWAT, Drug Recognition Expert, Certified Bomb Technician, Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Field Training Officer, or full-time investigative assignment).
Bi-Lingual a plus.
The City retains the right to limit the number of lateral applicants - women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Final selection will be based on overall qualifications and the lateral testing process (Oral board interview and presentation exercise).
If selected, the final candidate(s) will be required to complete and pass a comprehensive integrity interview, background/reference check (includes site visit), polygraph, fingerprinting and a pre-employment physical and psychological exam.
Police Officer - (Campus Police - Cary Hospital) - Full-Time Night
WakeMed Cary Hospital provides exceptional patient care to the residents of Cary, N.C., and the surrounding area. This full-service community hospital has 178 inpatient beds and is part of the WakeMed Health & Hospitals system.
The only hospital in western Wake County, Cary Hospital offers an array of services including: surgical services; Women's Pavilion & Birthplace; intensive care; general medical and surgical nursing care; telemetry monitoring unit; cardiac and vascular catheterization labs; centers for advanced gastrointestinal, chest pain and sleep; inpatient rehab and outpatient specialty rehab services; and outpatient ancillary services. Additionally, the hospital's 24-hour emergency department is backed by WakeMed Children's Hospital and Wake County's only Level I WakeMed Trauma Center in Raleigh.
Cary Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, certified by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and has received accreditation in Chest Pain from the American College of Cardiology. WakeMed Cary Hospital is accredited as a Comprehensive Center for bariatric surgery by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., which is ranked nationally as one of the top 10 best places to live for quality of life and is located just two hours from the beach or three from the mountains. The area has been named one of the fastest growing areas in the country and is located just minutes from the famous Research Triangle Park.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, WakeMed provides an inclusive work environment that
promotes the valuing of differences, respect for people and cooperativeness among our diverse
workforce. WakeMed does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in any terms or
conditions of employment. All applicants/employees are considered for employment, transfer,
promotion or training without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity/expression,
genetics, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, national origin, disability or veteran status.
The Police Officer provides security for patients, visitors, staff and property by patrolling assigned areas, maintaining visitor control and investigating irregularities. Provides information and assistance to patients, visitors, and staff. The Campus Police & Public Safety department promotes a safe and secure environment for staff, patients and visitors.
2 Years Law Enforcement Preferred
High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
- And Associate's Degree Police Science Or Related Field Preferred
Certified by NC Training and Standards Commission Or Or Basic Law Enforcement Training Within the Last 12 Months Required
And Certified by NC Training and Standards Commission Required
Within 1 Year of Hire And Preferred
Hours of Work: 6P-6A, M,T,F,S,SU,T,W,TH
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