Ovid Police Department ~ Part Time Police Officer
Opening Date: 7-25-2017
Closing Date: When Filled

CONTACT PERSON: Sgt. Rick Hogle
TELEPHONE: 989-834-5335
EMAIL: sgt@ovidmi.org

Title: Police Officer

GENERAL PURPOSE
Performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, and related law enforcement activities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Works on assigned shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct. Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance. Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent. Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and Village ordinances; Patrols Village streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations' and to otherwise serve and protect. Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action. Interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers. Preserves evidence. Arrests violators. Investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents. Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene. Conducts follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift. Seeks out and questions victim, witnesses and suspects. Develops leads and tips. Searches scene of crimes for clues. Analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders. Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings. Prepares a variety of reports and records including officer's Daily Log, reports of investigation, field interrogation report, alcohol reports, influence reports, breathalyzer check list, bad check form, vehicle impoundment form, traffic hazard report, etc. Undertakes community oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters As stalled vehicles, crime prevention and traffic safety, etc. Participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the village limits, obtaining evidences and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in court, and related activities. Conducts patrol activities including directing traffic, investigation of reported or observed violations of law, and conducting patrol activities. Coordinates activities with other officers or other village departments as needed, exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice from the Village Attorney, Court Administrator, and County Prosecutor's Office regarding cases, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned. Maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provides general information about Department activities.

SECONDARY DUTIES

Maintains departmental equipment, supplies and facilities. Maintains contact with general public, court officials, and other Village officials in the performance of police operating activities.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Entry Level General: (A) Must be 21 years or older at the time of employment; (B) Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State driver's license; (C) Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years are not allowed; (D) U.S. citizen; (E) Must be able to read and write the English language; (F) Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.

Education and Experience: (A) High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by a two-year community college degree or vocational school training in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or a related field; or (B) Completion of State of Michigan certified police academy (C) An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (A) Some knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment; (B) Some skill in operating the tools and equipment listed below; (D) Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; (E) Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition without physical restriction; (F) Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; (G) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; (H) Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; (I) Ability to follow verbal and written instructions; (J) Ability to meet the special requirements listed below;

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

(A) Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State Driver's License (B) Must be MCOLES licensed or licensable (C) Ability to meet Department's physical standards.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

 Formal application; review of education and experience; oral interview; background check; physical exam to include drug screening; final selection.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Police car, police radio, radar gun, handgun and other weapons as required, sidehandle baton, handcuffs, breathahlyzer, first aid equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; or smell.