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Police Officer - CIty of Manchester

Position Summary Performs a variety of routine and complex public safety duties including police patrol, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, apprehension and prosecution of criminals and all related local, state and federal law enforcement activities in an assigned area in the City of Manchester, under the general direction of the Sergeant/Lieutenant. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following list of duties is representative of those performed within this position and not intended to be all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned, as necessary. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the Essential Duties satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Responsible for the protection of people, property, and streets in a rotating shift in an assigned area in the City of Manchester • Apprehends suspects, processes arrest, and assists in the prosecution of criminals and suspects • Maintains and preserves the peace by utilizing skills (i.e. de-escalating a situation, sensitivity to victims, etc.) developed in Police Academy training • Performs routine patrols using law enforcement vehicles including automobile, bike, and others as necessary • Responds to radio calls; preserves and investigates evidence of crime/accident scenes and conducts initial interview s of witnesses, suspects, and victims at the scene of misdemeanor or felony crimes of vehicular accidents, develops leads and follow-up investigations of incidents during assigned shift • Searches homes, businesses, buildings, and other areas for suspects • Traffic enforcement – issues citations, investigates accidents and performs problems solving regarding general traffic issues in an assigned area • Transports criminals and evidence • Prepares, ensures accuracy of, and files a variety of daily reports, summonses, and investigations on a routine basis • Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in State and/or Municipal court to assist in prosecuting criminals • Participates in public awareness and safety training programs as well as educational programs and crime prevention and education programs basis and releases information to the media when appropriate and prudent • Maintains fleet vehicles, radar equipment, supplies and miscellaneous equipment used in law enforcement • Assists citizens with matters including, but not limited to, locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention, drug resistance, traffic safety, etc. • Performs other related duties as assigned Other duties which are assigned on a rotating basis: • Fleet maintenance and purchasing agent • Firearms/Taser instructor • Evidence Technician • School Resource Officer • DARE officer • Breathalyzer officer • Field Training Officer • Bicycle Officer • Computer administration and authorizations • Prisoner control, detainee conduct • Crossing guard duty • Public awareness programs Knowledge Skills and Abilities • Knowledge of the City’s geography, laws and ordinances • Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment • Understanding of department rules and regulations • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with peers, supervisors and the general public in unusual situations that may involve tragic and/or stressful circumstances • Problem solving skills • Effective oral and written communication • Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and reaching conclusions • Ability to follow oral and written instructions • Ability to operate an automobile efficiently and safely at high rates of speed • Strong power of observation and memory • Ability to perform all duties in conformance with Federal, State, County and City laws and ordinances Working Environment • Work is performed outdoors which mandates driving, walking, lifting, climbing and occasional exposure to noise, vibration, dust, fumes, odors, smoke, and temperature/all weather conditions • Ability to lift or move more than 100 pounds and pursue/restrain suspects • Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and efficiently at a high rate of speed • Keen eyesight and hand-eye coordination • Ability to be present at crime scenes, training events and other venues where appearance is required

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Starting at $54,285 depending on qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum Requirements – Education, Certification, and Experience High school diploma or equivalent. Current P.O.S.T. (Peace Office Standard Training) Certification as a police officer of a first-class county in the State of Missouri through Police Academy training. Valid Missouri Driver’s license without record of suspension, revocation, or felony convictions in any state. Must be 21 years of age and US citizen at time of employment. Must have no felony convictions. Must be able to render credible testimony in a court of law. Must successfully complete firearms qualification course as determine by the police department.

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION:  To apply please visit: http://manchestermo.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=100&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Police-Officer-28

CLOSING DATE:  09/30/2021

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