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New Buffalo Police Department: Police Officer - Full time Closing Date: February 3, 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:

  • Decision-making
  • Legal compliance
  • Handles pressure
  • Deals with uncertainty
  • Lifting
  • Physical fitness
  • Judgment
  • Objectivity
  • Dependability
  • Emotional control
  • Integrity

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

Opening Date: 01/03/2023
Closing Date: 02/03/2023
Contact Person: Richard Killips
Telephone: 269-469-1593
Email: rkillips@cityofnewbuffalo.org
Website Link: cityofnewbuffalo.org