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Lateral Patrol Officer

City of Edwardsville
EDWARDSVILLE, IL Full time
Posted on May 10, 2018
Branch: Police Department
Location: Edwardsville, IL 62025
Department: Police
Job Status: Full-Time
Position Type: Full-time
Closes On: May 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST
Status: Open until filled

Applications are available at www.cityofedwardsville.com/hr.  Deadline to apply:  May 25, 2018.  EOE

Job Summary

The City of Edwardsville is creating a hiring list for lateral police officer candidates.  In order to apply, a candidate must have an associate’s degree in criminal justice or a bachelor’s degree in any field.  In addition, a candidate must be currently serving as a police officer and have held their current position for at least two years.   

Responsible for the protection of life and property; performs law enforcement and crime prevention work; community education (DARE); controls traffic flow and enforces state and local traffic regulations; performs investigative work; participates in and provides support and assistance to special crime prevention and enforcement programs; and performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the department.

 

Job Responsibilities

1.

Crime Prevention.

  • Patrols assigned area.
  • Observes for criminal activity, safety hazards, traffic violations, persons needing assistance and the like.
  • Becomes and remains familiar with patrol beats, geographic locations, known offenders, neighborhood routines, and potential problem areas.
  • Conducts security inspections and surveys of buildings and other locations; makes recommendations regarding security, etc.
  • Designs, presents and coordinates crime prevention program and activities.
  • Maintains liaison with community crime watch groups, school districts and other interested community groups.

2.

Criminal Investigation and Apprehension

  • Handles complaints filed by citizens.
  • Observes, detects and investigates violations of laws and ordinances and documents and investigates reported violations.
  • Conducts interviews and interrogations of victims, witnesses, suspects, offenders and other persons.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations.
  • Identifies, collects, processes, packages and logs physical evidence.
  • Collects information and either acts upon it, if within the scope of his/her authority, or routes it to the proper authority or agency.
  • Searches persons, vehicles, places and other items.
  • Identifies and arrests offenders, including subduing resistive arrestees.
  • Books, guards and escorts prisoners.
  • Prepares and serves criminal complaints, arrest warrants, search warrants and other court documents.
  • Completes accurate and thorough reports, prepares cases for trial.
  • Appears and testifies in court, at coroner's inquests, at deposition sessions and at similar proceedings

3.

Traffic

  • Engages in traffic and parking law enforcement, including Driving Under the Influence detection and apprehension.
  • Controls, regulates and directs traffic, vehicular and pedestrian.
  • Investigates traffic accidents, aiding the injured, including protecting the scene, controlling traffic, clearing the scene, determining the cause, and preparing reports and diagrams.
  • Assists disabled motorists.

4.

Juveniles

  • Coordinates and conducts criminal investigation involving juvenile offenders; investigates cases involving physical and sexual child abuse, and runaways.
  • Coordinates enforcement programs with school officials, other governmental entities, and social service agencies.
  • Makes referrals and works with appropriate personnel and service agencies.
  • Counsels and advises victims, families and offenders involved in juvenile child abuse cases.

5.

Miscellaneous Order Maintenance

  • Deals with domestic disputes and other interpersonal and business conflicts.
  • Observes for, recognizes and corrects or reports public hazards and inconveniences such as gas leaks, traffic signals out of service, traffic obstructions, and other safety hazards.
  • Responds to requests for ambulance/fire service and assists as needed.
  • Administers first aid, including CPR, to sick and injured persons.
  • Investigates incidents involving death resulting from criminal, accidental, suicidal and natural causes, including determination of the circumstances and handling/removal of the body and dealing with the relatives, friends, witnesses, etc.
  • Investigates reports of lost and found properties.
  • Investigates animal complaints, including apprehension and transport of stray or vicious animals.
  • Directs and/or supervises other (civilian and public employees) at the scenes of crimes, accidents, disasters, assemblies, etc.
  • Generally, assists persons in distress.

 

 

6.

Organizational Support

  • May perform desk duties, including telecommunications (telephone, computer terminal, and radio), assisting persons at the counter, processing and filing reports.
  • May perform crime analysis duties, including identifying crime patterns, trends or hazards for strategic planning and to assist with the implementation of community oriented policing concepts and projects.
  • Conducts background investigations.
  • Attends training as assigned.
  • Develops and maintains required skills and licenses/permits/certifications associated with areas of special instruction, expertise, etc.(Includes Firearms Qualification; Breath Operator Certification; C.P.R.; Evidence Technician; Accident Investigator; Juvenile Law; Criminal Investigations).
  • Trains new officers, and other officers/employees in areas of special skills or expertise.
  • Prepares clear, accurate and complete reports, logs and documents on any and all activities engaged in.
  • May be called upon to provide classroom and community group presentation and instruction.

 

 

 

7.

Assumes other responsibilities as apparent or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

Qualifications -
  • Associate’s Degree in law enforcement from an accredited junior college or above -OR- a Bachelor’s Degree in any field from an accredited college or university -OR- a current certification from another law enforcement agency or accredited law enforcement training center.
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 35.  Exceptions:  1) Candidates who are over 35 years of age, and have any amount of full time law enforcement experience with a municipalityin any state, are eligible, 2) Candidates who have Illinois Sheriff Deputy and/or Illinois State Police patrol experience are eligible up to the age of 40, and 3) Candidates who are 20 years of age and have successfully completed 2 years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university, are eligible.
  • Following their appointments, new police Officers are required to relocate to Madison County within (18) Months of effective employment date (reasonable extension may be considered)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license (Illinois driver’s license upon state residency).
  • Must be of good character.
  • Prior to employment, must successfully complete a written test, meet statutory requirements regarding arrests/convictions, attend a mandatory orientation session, successfully pass extensive background investigation, successfully pass a physical, drug screen and psychological assessment.
  • Must meet other testing and certification requirements set by Illinois Statute, the Consortium, and State Training Board including agility test and basic training mandates.
  • Following appointment, new police officers are required to successfully complete an eighteen (18) month probationary period including but not limited to a Field Training Officers Program.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate reports and records of assigned division activity.
  • Good use of English language – speaking, reading comprehension, spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Ability to communicate at all levels internally and externally
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Sound judgment and strong problem-solving skills; ability to react quickly in crisis
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently in a high-volume and fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in a responsible manner and to deal effectively with the public and other City employees
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and exceptional follow-through
  • May require skills in the use of computer hardware and software
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment.
  • Ability to satisfactorily complete physical fitness standards required for certification.
  • Ability to effect arrests.
  • Ability to subdue resisting individuals.
  • Ability to chase fleeing suspects.
  • Ability to run to persons requiring emergency assistance.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment and injured/deceased persons.
  • Ability to force entry into buildings.
  • Ability to climb flights of stairs/ladders.
  • Ability to walk, stand or sit for long periods of time (including driving).
  • Ability to endure exposure to extreme weather.
  • Ability to endure exposure to disease with proper precautions.
  • Ability to operate required equipment with necessary finger dexterity.
  • Ability to provide assistance to citizens and co-workers in distress, including, but not limited to, manually pushing stalled motor vehicles.
  • Ability to use computer.
  • Ability to achieve and maintain firearm proficiency at acceptable level

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work in a high stress environment.
  • Ability to satisfactorily complete physical fitness standards required for certification.
  • Ability to effect arrests.
  • Ability to subdue resisting individuals.
  • Ability to chase fleeing suspects.
  • Ability to run to persons requiring emergency assistance.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment and injured/deceased persons.
  • Ability to force entry into buildings.
  • Ability to climb flights of stairs/ladders.
  • Ability to walk, stand or sit for long periods of time (including driving).
  • Ability to endure exposure to extreme weather.
  • Ability to endure exposure to disease with proper precautions.
  • Ability to operate required equipment with necessary finger dexterity.
  • Ability to provide assistance to citizens and co-workers in distress, including, but not limited to, manually pushing stalled motor vehicles.
  • Ability to use computer.
  • Ability to achieve and maintain firearm proficiency at acceptable level

 

Additional Information

 

Position:  This Application is for an existing law enforcement officer to transfer to and join the City of Edwardsville Police Department. 

Minimum Requirements:  Applicants must have successfully completed Basic Law Enforcement Training Course and have 24 months service at their current law enforcement agency or police department.


Residency:  Following their appointments, new police Officers are required to relocate to Madison County within (18) Months of effective employment date.

Wages: A Probationary Police Officer for 18 months with a starting wage of $29.73 per hour. After 1 year, hourly rate increases to $33.04.  Wages based on 2184 hour work year.  In addition officers receive an option for 120 hours of Holiday pay or time off annually. 

 

Disclaimer

 

The City of Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Notice to all applicants:  Residents of the City of Edwardsville may receive preferential consideration for employment if all other employment qualifications are equal.

 

Application Special Instructions

Please attach a current resume in addition to the application.  

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