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Police Officer - City of North Kansas City

An important part of North Kansas City's safe, family-friendly community is its police protection. The North Kansas City Police Department and our City Council share a commitment to leading-edge training for our officers. Our department's vision is to match specialized training opportunities with officer's interests and the department's need. Commissioned officers meet the Missouri Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) requirements and are certified by the Missouri POST Commission. Command-level personnel attend FBI National Academy in Virginia, and Command Staff attend the FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Academy Pay: 42,311 annual. Post Academy Pay Range: 44,528-73,400.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum Qualifications • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent; • Special assignments require two years of police experience; • Must be certified as a police officer by the State of Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission; • Must possess a valid Missouri Driver’s License; • Must pass annual physical exam as prescribed by City policy. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies • Proficiency in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; • Knowledge of applicable State laws and departmental orders, rules, regulations, and policies; • Knowledge of lifesaving and first aid methods and techniques; • Knowledge of criminal justice procedures; • Knowledge of self-defense techniques; • Knowledge of the City geography; • Skill in interviewing and interrogating suspects; • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with the public, co-workers, and representatives of other agencies; • Ability to explain policies, processes, regulations, and applicable laws within area of expertise in layman’s terms; • Ability to provide professional service and interact effectively with individuals who may be confused, upset, or irate; • Ability to maintain composure and make decisions of a serious nature; • Ability to perform duties under varying degrees of physical and mental stress; • Ability to utilize hand-to-hand self-defense tactics to control violent, combative individuals; • Ability to qualify at firing range with all department issued firearms. • Ability to accurately take statements, and recover and document evidence at scene of incident; • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries; • Ability to consistently demonstrate sound ethics and judgment; • Ability to think analytically and apply sound judgment, solve problems, make effective decisions, and act with integrity; • Ability to use City resources effectively and efficiently. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies Specific to the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Assignment: • Knowledge of state and federal commercial vehicle regulations and codes. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies Specific to the Community Policing Assignment: • Knowledge of basic crime prevention techniques; • Knowledge of Community Oriented Policing Philosophy; • Ability to make formal public presentations; • Ability to safely operate a bicycle to patrol City neighborhoods. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies Specific to the Detective Assignment: • Ability to interrogate suspects and arrested persons to obtain confessions; • Ability to interview witnesses to verify criminal complaints; • Skilled in reviewing and analyzing criminal cases to determine appropriate course of investigation. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies Specific to the School Resource Officer assignment: • Knowledge of Community Oriented Policing Philosophy; • Ability to make formal public presentations. Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Other Requirements • May be required to climb or reach, reach with hands and arms, sit, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk or hear, smell, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel; • May be required to lift/move over 50 pounds; • Position frequently works in an outdoor environment with exposure to weather-related heat and cold, rain, wind, and related elements; • May be exposed to working in extreme heat and cold (not weather related), close quarters, high and precarious places, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, vibration, fumes or airborne particles, infectious diseases, or criminal suspects; • Occasional intense physical contact while affecting arrests; • May require irregular hours and be required to serve in an “on-call” capacity.

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