Lateral Patrol Officer
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $70,259.00 per year