Police Officer
Police Department

Pay Rate: $22.33 – $31.28

[ X]  Non-Exempt

NATURE/PURPOSE OF WORK:  Under general supervision, undertakes and performs a variety of law enforcement work associated with patrol, traffic enforcement, investigations and/or special assignment.

JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES:  The following EXAMPLES OF DUTIES are NOT intended as a comprehensive list.  These provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbents may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES:  As required, serves in one or more major areas of assignment. Patrols an assigned area of the City in a radio-equipped vehicle.  Checks businesses/residences to prevent criminal activities.  Enforces state and municipal laws/ordinances.  Issues citations. Responds to calls involving assaults, fights, domestic disturbances, and other criminal activities/civil complaints.  Secures the scene.  Conducts preliminary investigations.

Arrests, questions, and transports suspects and/or persons with outstanding arrest warrants to jail facilities. Processes prisoners into jail. Prepares incident reports.  Secures/investigates crime scenes.  May assist in the collection, preservation, and handling of physical evidence and property.  Interviews/interrogates victims, suspect(s), and witnesses.  Gathers evidence and verifies information pertinent to the investigation and resolution of a variety of criminal incidents.

As required, preserves/documents crime scene using a variety of technical equipment, techniques, and procedures.  Processes the scene for fingerprints.  Sketches the crime scene.  Prepares reports, complaints, and affidavits, obtains and executes search and arrest warrants, and other related documents.  Testifies in court.  Presents evidence/sworn testimony regarding the investigative process and facts of the case.

Assignment as Traffic/DUI Officer:  In addition to listed examples of primary duties, enforces traffic laws and ordinances, including DUI/DWI laws.  Observes vehicle movements/travel patterns.  Checks vehicle speed.  Performs various field and instrument tests for DUI/DWI.

Assignment as a School Resource Officer: In addition to listed examples of primary duties, prepares classroom presentations and demonstrates how class subjects are applied in real life job/activities.  Counsels students regarding personal, social, and/or legal issues. Investigates school crime. Is able to appropriately prioritize daily activities and workload while working effectively and efficiently with limited direct supervision.

Assignment as a Detective: In addition to listed examples of primary duties, locates and interviews suspects/witnesses. Conducts surveillance of suspects and/or locations.  As assigned, conducts/performs undercover work. Prepares witnesses and victims for court appearances.  Is able to appropriately prioritize daily activities and workload while working effectively and efficiently with limited direct supervision.

Assignment as a NET Officer:  In addition to listed examples of primary duties, NET officers will initiate contacts, conduct uniformed enforcement activities and enforce narcotic, alcohol and tobacco statutes and ordinances. Conducts compliance checks at licensed liquor establishments and restaurants and retailers selling tobacco. As assigned, conducts surveillance of suspects and/or locations, conducts/performs undercover work and assists with special investigations.  Is able to appropriately prioritize daily activities and workload while working effectively and efficiently with limited direct supervision.

Assignment as a K-9 Handler: In addition to listed examples of primary duties, works with and utilizes canine to perform searches for drugs and lost subjects, pursue and apprehend criminal suspects.  Maintains custody of drugs used in training.  Schedules regular veterinary examinations, grooming and inoculations for canine.  Participates in public affairs programs.

Assignment as a Tactical Team Member:  In addition to listed examples of primary duties, maintains proficiency in the use of specialized weapons and equipment.  Cross-trains with other emergency response teams.  Responds to crimes in progress.  Resolves situation through negotiation or direct action.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

•    Knowledge of applicable city, county, state and Federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, administrative orders, case law and other governing rules and regulations.
•    Knowledge of the City’s and the Department’s policies and procedures.
•    Knowledge of the principles of file and records management.
•    Knowledge of court process and legal terminology.
•    Knowledge of the principles, trends and practices of modern law enforcement.
•    Skill in reading, understanding, interpreting and applying relevant city, county, state and Federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, administrative orders, case law and other governing rules and regulations.
•    Skill in the use of assigned weapons.
•    Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
•    Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, other City employees, representatives from other city, county, state and/or Federal agencies, the news media, general public and/or others having business with the City of Gillette.
•    Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of commonly used and specialized software and operating systems/applications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.

Additional Requirements:

Must successfully complete polygraph exam and background investigation.

Must obtain within one (1) year of employment and must maintain State of Wyoming Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification.

May be required to meet physical conditioning standards required by assignment.  May be required to lift, drag and/or carry heavy, bulky supplies, materials and/or other items weighing up to 200 pounds.

May be exposed to potential physical harm, dangerous machinery, infectious diseases, hazardous chemicals, extreme weather conditions and potentially high stress levels.

May be required to work a rotating shift schedule.

May be subject to call out and/or call-back.

Must possess at the time of application and must maintain a valid Driver’s License.

Open Until Filled

If interested please complete the required 15 page employment application and Personal History Statement found on our website at www.gillettewy.gov/employ.  Any questions can be directed to HUMR@gillettewy.gov or 307-686-5222