Lateral Patrol Officer

City of Edwardsville   Edwardsville, IL   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on September 17, 2021
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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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,259.00 per year