Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Apr 5 2021 Job Description:
A person in this position as a sworn police officer, performs police duty, technical and responsible police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances as an independent unit or under the supervision of a Senior Officer, Corporal, Sergeant, Captain, and/or Chief. Work involves an element of personal danger. Work involves substantial public contact with citizens and law violators. Work involves protecting life and property, prevention of adult and juvenile crime, apprehension of law violators, directing of traffic, and general enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work is performed in accordance with departmental rules and regulations and oral instructions from a superior, but some initiative and judgement must be exercised in performing work assignments. While most decisions are limited by established procedure, some independent judgement must be exercised in the handling of specific cases. A person in this position may be assigned to work any shift (day, evening, night) including weekends and holidays and overtime assignments.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Testing: Must successfully complete a standard battery of tests according to Police Officer Professional Standards requirements to determine suitability and adaptability as a police officer.
Training: Successful completion of basic training (754 classroom hours) and successful completion of Field Training with this department.
Experience: Must Be Certified
Physical: Excellent physical condition. Must be capable of strenuous physical effort during arrest operations. Must have ability to maintain satisfactory fitness level as delineated in the Law Enforcement Officer Essential Job Functions form. Must pass semi-annual departmental firearms training.
Salary Grade: 106 Salary: $17.42/hr
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