City Hall Located at 130 N. Second Street, Toledo, Wa. 98591
Lateral Police Officer Job Description
SALARY: $2,750.00 - $3,313.00 Monthly
CLOSING DATE: Open until Filled
This position is for experienced law enforcement officers only (see minimum qualifications below).
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
This position provides first line duty in the protection of life and property for the citizens in the communities of Toledo and Winlock including enforcement of laws, ordinances, and preservation of peace, apprehension of criminals, control of non-criminal conduct and application of services to the community.
Police protection is provided by the City 24 hours a day. Individual officers may be assigned to either an 8, 9 or 10 hour shifts, depending on shift assignment.
Responsible for patrolling assigned areas within the city by various means (i.e. patrol vehicle, bicycle, foot, etc.) for constant observation of all properties within the assigned area, work traffic on a selective basis, available and responsible for answering all calls of any nature during assigned duty hours, (i.e. domestic, emergency, accident, etc.). Investigate crimes and complaints against persons and/or property such as assault, robbery, various sex crimes, theft, other reported crimes, etc. Prepare and document appropriate reports and evidence. Perform public relations work in public safety, law enforcement, traffic accidents and crime prevention, make routine checks of licensed liquor establishments and other public gatherings (i.e. sporting events, public dances or other special community events). Render assistance and information to the public as well as emergency first aid or lifesaving methods to accident victims or persons unable to help themselves. Perform related duties as required.
Incumbents must be 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen, possess a valid driver's license, have a current basic law enforcement certification issued by the WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission or have certification from another state’s basic law enforcement academy.
Must have at least one years’ experience as a full-time commissioned police officer. If not currently employed as a law enforcement officer; the candidate must have successfully completed a state-certified law enforcement academy, have one year experience as a full-time commissioned police officer, and been employed as a law enforcement officer within the last 12 months at the time of application.
Applicants are required to attach documentation of a law enforcement certificate and include all law enforcement job experience. Education documentation (copy of degree or unofficial transcripts), if applicable, is also required at time of application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
IDEAL CANDIDATE INFORMATION:
American system of government, judicial processes, federal, state, local laws and ordinances; law enforcement policies and procedures; principles and practices of criminal investigation; identification and modern police administration; use and care of firearms and defensive weapons.
Physical: The incumbent must be physically capable of driving a vehicle safely under various conditions, including emergencies; frequently lifting, carrying, dragging, pulling and pushing objects of varying weight and size; standing, walking and running for extended times over various distances and conditions, such as pursuing a running suspect through yards and over fences and walls; occasional climbing stairs and/or ladders; frequent bending/twisting at waist/knees/neck/kneeling/crouching/crawling may be required in responding to emergency situations. Constant use of both hands and arms in reaching/handling/grasping while performing duties or while operating vehicle. Observe and recognize people, activity, vehicles, street signs and environmental conditions from a reasonable distance during day and night; not posing a direct threat to the health and safety of themselves or others; objectively use force necessary to control situations and persons, including combative or fleeing suspects; able to operate a variety of firearms and weapons safely and proficiently; constant use of sight, hearing and speech abilities necessary to perform essential tasks; visual requirements include color and peripheral vision and hand/eye/foot coordination while operating vehicle.
Mental: Must be able to read and understand English language documents, legibly hand write accurate and grammatically correct reports; communicate effectively orally, in writing, and using the police radio; exercise good judgment in dealing with routine unusual situations; learn and comprehend factual information, policies, procedures and rules, and use good judgment and discretion in applying same to changing conditions in similar and non-similar situations; maintain composure and judgment during emergency or tense situations; confront problems and enforce laws; refuse to participate in or tolerate unethical behavior; not be subject to impeachment in court due to character, reputation, history of dishonesty or violation of law, including drug violations, act courteously toward others; take direction from supervisors; maintain good working relationships with other members of the Department and City; accept criticism and apply to performance, be dependable in meeting scheduled assignments; and work extended hours when required.
Working Environment: As a Police Officer, the incumbent is exposed to a wide range of negative, hostile, physical, and psychological factors; frequently drives and walks in a wide variety of weather conditions which are not avoidable. Must occasionally lift heavy objects and wrestle with combative criminals. Psychologically, the incumbent is exposed to verbal abuse and socially unacceptable behavior, and must at all times be mentally alert to potentially dangerous situations; must be able to work evenings and holidays as assigned and respond to emergencies when necessary.
Equipment Used: The following is an itemized listing of equipment that may be used in the performance of this job: operates a patrol vehicle, handgun, shotgun, rifle, handcuffs, mace, baton, computers, fingerprint kits, cameras, and other assorted law enforcement related equipment.
Applications may be filed at:
Office of the Civil Service Secretary
PO Box 236
130 North Second Street
Toledo, WA 98591
360-864-4566 - Fax
About Toledo Police Department
The Toledo Police Department Currently Has 1 Full Time Patrol Officer Vacancy.
The Toledo Police Department Is A Small Rural Department In South Lewis County.
In August 2015 The City Of Winlock Disbanded Its Operational Police Department And
Chose To Contract Law Enforcement Services With The Toledo Police Department
The Department Consist Of
1 Chief Of Police
1 Patrol Sergeant
2 Patrol Officers
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