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New Buffalo Police Department: Police Officer - Full time Closing Date: February 3, 2023
January 03, 2023
A police officer with the City of New Buffalo is expected to offer exceptional customer service to the community. This position is a union position with the Police Officers Labor Council and answers to the Chief of Police through a well-defined supervisory and command staff.
Police Officer Job Responsibilities:
- Protects citizens by preventing crime, enforcing laws, apprehending suspects, and monitoring traffic.
- Prevents crime by explaining and enforcing applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; teaching preventive, protective, and defensive tactics; mediating disputes; patrolling assigned area; responding to notices of disturbances; conducting searches; observing suspicious activities; and detaining suspects.
- Apprehends suspects by responding to complaints and calls for help, observing violations, and making arrests.
- Conducts criminal investigations by gathering evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, and interrogating suspects.
- Documents observations and actions by radioing information and completing reports.
- Reports observations and actions by testifying in court.
- Fulfills court orders by serving warrants and orders.
- Maintains safe traffic conditions by monitoring and directing traffic, enforcing laws and ordinances, investigating accidents, providing escort, and reporting unsafe streets and facilities.
- Minimizes personal injury by rescuing and reviving victims and radioing for medical assistance.
- Maintains operations by following department policies and procedures and recommending changes.
- Ensures operation of equipment by practicing responsible use, completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, notifying supervisor of needed repairs, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by studying applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; practicing skills; and participating in professional societies.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
- Work hours and benefits are set within the union contract. The department currently operates on 12hr shifts bid by seniority.
Police Officer Qualifications/Skills:
- Legal compliance
- Handles pressure
- Deals with uncertainty
- Physical fitness
- Emotional control
Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
- Associates or Bachelor's degree in criminology or related field
- Must possess a valid state driver's license
- Must have (or have the ability to attain) licensure as a law enforcement officer in Michigan
- Any other minimum standards set by MCOLES as applicable.
Wages dependent upon experience