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Job Description
Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed.

Typical tasks include:

  • Under general supervision, patrols an assigned area in radio car, on motorcycle, on bicycle, or on foot
  • Answers calls for protection of life and property in the enforcement of City, County, and State laws
  • As assigned, conducts preliminary or follow-up investigations on prowlers, burglaries, thefts, robberies, accidents, deaths, and other disturbances
  • Identifies problems or issues that are important to the community, and seeks resolution of such problems through the resources of the Police Department, other City Departments, and/or other governmental or private agencies
  • Directs traffic, including regulations of vehicle flow at times of emergency or congestion
  • Stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws
  • Warns drivers against unlawful practices, and issues citations and makes arrests as required
  • Books, searches, and questions prisoners
  • Issues parking citations
  • Collects and presents evidence, and testifies at hearings and in court in connection with criminal prosecutions
  • Serves warrants and subpoenas
  • Prepares reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and illegal incidents observed
  • Patrols business districts at night, and checks doors and windows of business firms
  • Gives information and directions to the public
  • Addresses meetings at community organizations and schools
  • May occasionally assist in maintaining police records, and may operate headquarters radio-telephone equipment
  • Escorts prisoners to courts, county jail, juvenile hall, or from other jurisdictions
  • Operates radio-telephone
  • Collects bail and issues receipts
  • May train and supervise new personnel as assigned
  • Performs related work as required
Last updated: 1/4/2010 3:48:50 PM