CITY OF MAITLAND
POLICE PATROL OFFICER
NON-EXEMPT

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Performs a wide variety of police and law enforcement activities. Tasks are primarily service oriented and include dispensing information, arbitrating disputes, providing assistance through referrals, property protection, crime prevention, traffic, detective, investigative, and other public safety services. Officers perform duties in accordance with State Statutes and established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. Officers must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise independent judgment. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences and review of written reports for results obtained and adherence to established policies and procedures. Works under the general supervision of the Police Chief, or assigned designee.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Conduct routine preventative patrol in designated areas of the City; patrol residential/ business areas for detection of violators; initiate contacts with commercial property owners, employees, and residents; maintain an open-line of communication within the community.

Respond to calls for police service; resolve domestic disputes, disturbances and other incidents through counseling or referral; settle disputes among neighbors, juveniles and/or gangs; resolve any and all complaints from citizens of the community.

Provide information and/or assistance to the public; answer a wide range of non-police related service calls; inform citizens of available services in the community; promote crime prevention through community and educational programs; make presentations to public and local organizations concerning crime prevention and related police matters.

Maintain the peace and safety of the community; respond to public disturbances; maintain civil obedience at group functions.

Provide for the safe and convenient flow of traffic and pedestrians within the community; investigate traffic accidents; provide first aid; enforce traffic violations; conduct DUI investigations; promote vehicular and pedestrian safety; report unsafe road conditions.

Conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations; perform surveillance; conduct follow-up investigations.

Enforce laws and arrest lawbreakers; make felony and misdemeanor arrests; issue Notices to Appear and traffic citations.

Prepare written reports, forms, and other documents.

Testify in criminal court proceedings; give depositions.

Provide support and assistance to other police officers, public safety employees and city employees; assist in the training and development of other employees.

Perform community relations activities; clean and maintain department issued equipment and vehicle.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

Maintains departmental equipment, supplies and facilities.

Maintains contact with general public, court officials, and other City officials in the performance of daily activities.

Serves as a member of various employee committees.

Performs other duties as assigned.

CRITICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

Must have the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to communicate effectively with superiors, subordinates and the general public.

Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively.

Ability to determine proper courses of action within the established framework of policies and procedures.

Ability to learn the geography of the City and surrounding areas.

Ability to maintain composure and work effectively under stressful conditions and emergency situations.

Ability to develop a working knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Ability to learn and adapt to changing technologies and practices.

Ability to produce written documents that accurately record complex investigations and actions.

Knowledge of federal laws, state statutes and local ordinances.

Knowledge of the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the City of Maitland Police Department.

Knowledge of crime prevention techniques and of investigative procedures, court procedures, defensive driving and first aid.

Skilled in the care and safe operation of a variety of firearms, impact weapons and chemical agents.

Skilled in the operation of motorized vehicles under adverse conditions.

INITIALS ______ WHEN ASSIGNED AS A: POLICE DETECTIVE

Performs technical law enforcement work generally as a non-uniformed police officer in the investigation of crime and the detection and prevention of violations of the law. This position may include assignment to a specialized law enforcement task force. Works under the general supervision of the Investigation Unit supervisor.

INITIALS ______ WHEN ASSIGNED AS A: SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

Performs police patrol duties to enforce the laws of the State, County and City to protect lives and property and to detect, prevent and stop criminal activity primarily through the school liaison program to instruct, inform and interact with students, administrators, counselors and parents. Works under the general supervision of the Community Policing Supervisor.

INITIALS ______ WHEN ASSIGNED AS A: K-9 OFFICER

The K-9 Handler is responsible for patrolling with and caring for a police dog in specialized duties such as narcotic detection, building searches, suspect/missing persons tracking, and related law enforcement activities.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Police vehicle, laptop computer, police communications systems, firearms, less lethal weapon systems, body armor, body worn cameras, computers and other law enforcement specific technologies, handcuffs, radar/laser detection devices and first aid equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an officer 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 officer is frequently required to run, sit and talk or hear. The officer is required to stand; walk, bend, stoop, work in confined spaces; use hands to touch, handle, or operate objects, controls, or tools listed above; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The Officer must occasionally lift or carrying moderately heavy (20-50 pound) and occasionally very heavy (100 pounds or over) items. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an officer encounters while performing 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 officer occasionally works in outside weather conditions and adverse environmental conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

U.S. Citizen

Minimum age: 21 to apply

High School Diploma/GED, which meets state standards; college coursework preferred.

Good physical condition.

Vision requirements: correctable to 20/20.

Good moral character.

No felony convictions.

No misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, perjury of false statements as outlined in Florida Statutes.

No pending criminal charges.

Successfully pass polygraph, psychological exam, medical exam, and background investigation.

No dishonorable discharge from any branch of military.

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Possess certifications as required by the Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission and any other certificates mandated by State, County, or local Statutes.

Employees in this position are required to pass the National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-700 within 30 days of employment and the ICS-100 and ICS 200 within 60 days of employment, or from the date of taking the position.