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Durand Police Department: Part-time Police Officer Closing Date: September 1, 2023

Supervised by: Chief of Police
Supervises: No supervisory responsibilities

General Summary:

Under the supervision of the Chief of Police, performs responsible law enforcement and patrol work.  Maintains order, regulates traffic, protects life and property, and prevents crime and disorder within City boundaries.  Provides assistance at the scene of accidents, fires and other emergencies.

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions.  These examples do not include all of the duties, which the employee may be expected to perform.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  

  1. Patrols on foot, in a radio equipped vehicle, or by other approved means to prevent crime, protect life and property, and enforce motor vehicle operation and parking regulations.
  2. Answers calls for assistance and restores order.  Investigates reports of criminal activity.
  3. Issues citations for parking infractions, speeding, code, ordinance, and other violations.
  4. Assists in the apprehension of wanted persons.  Guards prisoners and assumes responsibility for their safety and personal property while in custody.
  5. Searches for, collects and preserves evidence at crime scenes.  Locates and interviews victims and witnesses.  Identifies suspects, obtains warrants and exercises powers of arrest.
  6. Prepares and maintains reports of accidents, complaints, offenses, and other incidents.  Assists in the prosecution of suspects.  Attends court proceedings as necessary to testify regarding criminal investigations or traffic enforcement activities.
  7. Serves criminal processes, including warrants and subpoenas.
  8. Assists at fires and other emergencies by controlling crowds, directing traffic and assisting in rescue operations.  Directs traffic at parades, ceremonies, sporting and other events.
  9. Operates police vehicles, surveillance and communication equipment, breathalyzers, firearms, and other implements approved for use in the line of duty.
  10. Assist or procures assistance for motorists with disabled vehicles, persons seeking information, invalids, and others as deemed appropriate.  Administers first aid and otherwise assists injured persons until emergency medical personnel arrive.
  11. Provides assistance to the Fire Department, other City departments, and other law enforcement agencies as necessary.
  12. May be responsible for specialized programs such as drug education and crime prevention.
  13. Performs related work as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

  • Educational requirements include an Associate's degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or related field.
  • Successful completion of a LEORTC approved police academy and certification by the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Training Council is required.
  • A valid Michigan driver's license and certification as a Medical First Responder are required.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern law enforcement.
  • Thorough knowledge of the laws and regulations applicable in municipal police work and skill in enforcing them in routine and emergency situations.
  • Considerable knowledge of the basic rules of evidence and other legal procedures applicable in the arrest of suspects and the prosecution of crime.
  • Good knowledge of the geography, streets and facility locations within the City.
  • Basic knowledge of hazardous materials handling procedures. 
  • Skill in the operation of police vehicles, communication and surveillance equipment, firearms, and other implements approved for use in the line of duty.
  • Skill in the interview and interrogation of suspects and witnesses to crimes.
  • Ability to make sound independent decisions when no assistance is available.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and exercise good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with other employees, the public, community leaders and other law enforcement professionals.
  • Skill in operating basic office equipment including computers and specialized software.  Basic knowledge of photographic, audio and video equipment.
  • Ability to react appropriately to police emergencies and to follow standard procedures.  
  • Ability to work effectively under stress in emergency and confrontational situations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present ideas and concepts orally and in writing.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee's environment can range from an office setting to highly dangerous law enforcement situations.  Physical demands; therefore, range from sitting in an office or vehicle to enormous physical exertion associated with apprehending criminals.  The following physical demands and environmental characteristics will be encountered by employees at varying frequencies while performing the duties of this job; walking, sitting, running, jumping, using hand to finger, handle or feel, reaching with or swinging hands and arms, talking or haring, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling crouching, or crawling, tasting or smelling, lifting and/or moving objects of light to very heavy weight.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee in this position must regularly travel to other locations.  

The employee may be frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places, flumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock explosives, risk of radiation and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to very loud. 

Opening Date: 01/01/2023  
Closing Date: 09/01/0202  

Contact Person: Jason Hartz  
Telephone: 989-721-0585