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Police Officer (Certified/Experienced)

Company: Texas State Job Bank
Location: Odessa
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENTPOLICE OFFICERClick here to view the OPD Career webpageDepartment:PoliceReports to:Lt. /SergeantSummary:Under basic supervision, provides professional, responsive, and courteous police services for the Odessa Police Department (OPD); responds to calls for service, enforces laws and ordinances, prevents crime, and maintains peace and public order in the community; basic duties include patrol, interventions, investigations, surveillance, traffic regulation; may act as trainer, team leader, and technical specialist in area of expertise.Essential Functions:Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:Enforces state and federal laws, and City regulations; identifies, prevents, and terminates unlawful activities using experience and technical training; performs work according to OPD policies to preserve the peace, solve problems, and provide the highest quality police services; duties will vary according to job assignment.Performs duties of Police Officer and assists OPD officers in the performance of their duties; may act as a team leader, training officer or technical specialist; participates in complex crime prevention, investigation, intervention and enforcement activities.Patrols the City, looking for unusual and suspicious activities and persons; recognizes criminal activities and suspects, and uses reasonable cause to stop vehicles and initiate contact with persons of interest.Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; investigates, documents, and resolves citizen complaints, traffic incidents, crimes, and dangerous and illegal activities; interrogates and communicates with victims, witnesses, and suspects in cases; provides scene security for emergency services personnel.Responds to citizens' requests for assistance, enforces traffic regulations and safety issues, apprehends violators, and assures public safety; applies laws and regulations fairly and vestigates crimes and accidents; secures and processes crime and accident scenes, and identifies and collects evidence; arrests law violators; transports and processes suspects, victims, and prisoners.Provides community-oriented police services, and improves the quality of life in partnership with the community; works with citizens to address the issues of safety, crime, crime prevention, and neighborhood problems; assures citizens are treated with courtesy and respect for individual liberties.Preserves the peace of the community through mediation, investigation, intervention, assistance, and arrest; utilizes all lawful means to improve the quality of life by recognizing and resolving pletes detailed reports and required paperwork; testifies in court as directed.Maintains OPD vehicle and equipment according to Department standards.Assists and coordinates with other emergency services personnel, regional organizations and businesses, and federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations.Performs specialized functions in areas of expertise, including training, SWAT, Tactical Flight, and other special enforcement, assessment, surveillance, intervention, and investigative teams.Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values, and goals of the Odessa Police Department by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.Supports the departmental operations with regular and timely attendance.Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents ofSDL2017

Keywords: Texas State Job Bank, Midland , Police Officer (Certified/Experienced), Other , Odessa, Texas

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