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Town of Pagosa Springs

Town of Pagosa Springs is looking for a Police Officer  #JobSearchPagosaSprings #JobOpportunitiesNearPagosaSprings

Description Performs a variety of working level technical law enforcement duties related to enforcing the laws, maintaining the peace, protecting citizens and conducting investigations. Salary starts at $51,508 annual dependent upon experience and qualifications. Position is full time and eligible for benefits. Essential Duties Enforces all applicable city, state, and federal laws and ordinances by apprehending, citing and arresting violators as appropriate; investigates criminal activity, gathers evidence, interviews victims, witnesses and suspects and takes appropriate action to solve case and to bring suspects before proper judicial process; investigates traffic accidents, enforces traffic and parking violations; directs traffic and assists motorists as needed; serves warrants, processes, notices, summons and subpoenas. Responds to calls for assistance, secures crime scenes for evidence searches; makes investigation and interviews complainants, witnesses and interrogates suspects; controls traffic and enforces traffic laws and ordinances; directs traffic, assists motorists, issues citations and warnings for D.U.I’s, moving violation and investigates accidents involving motor vehicles; prepares and submits accident, offense, arrests and related reports as necessary. Patrols town to prevent and suppress crime and enforce federal and state laws and town ordinances; apprehends criminals in the act of or after the act of a crime; provides public assistance to residents; patrols certain areas to detect violations of the law; serves warrants, summons and subpoenas; makes arrests and transports offenders to jail; attends court and gives testimony. Completes detailed and accurate reports of daily activities, criminal cases, arrests, traffic accidents and other cases as appropriate; presents evidence and testimony in court and other hearings as required. Operates police vehicle and other department equipment in a manner that will maximize its life span and will provide the utmost safety for the officer and the public; maintains visible presence to deter and prevent crime; performs foot patrol to acquaint themselves with the community and to make themselves more readily available; checks for building security and illegal activity. Performs ongoing public relations to enhance the image of the department within the community; as assigned, represents the department by speaking at public meetings and schools to educate and inform citizens; presents a professional image in both appearance and demeanor. Participates in delivering program(s) unique to elementary, Junior High and High schools; focus on safety, drug awareness, alcohol (DUI), gang activity, truancy, violence, theft, vandalism, trespassing, traffic, etc.; conducts lectures, workshops, classes or gives presentations related to criminal activity within the schools to assist school officials; educates participants and youth regarding law enforcement practices; demonstrates specialized equipment explains efficiency and effectiveness of the same. Educates public regarding effective action through organized community efforts; develops and delivers domestic violence and child abuse prevention programs. Performs departmental public relations functions; delivers public speeches at community gatherings, church meetings, civic meetings, schools, etc.; conducts community liquor compliance checks. Qualifications Graduation from high school or GED and possess a Colorado P.O.S.T or provisional certification; AND one (1) year of experience as a police officer OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment; applicable Federal, State, County laws and Municipal ordinances and departmental rules and regulations; NCIC, UCR/IBR codes and their proper application; methods of arrest; legal liabilities associated with arrest, use of force, and law enforcement; practices and procedures for emergency vehicle operation; specialized equipment such as that needed to document field sobriety tests, radar, radio, camera, finger printing, evidence collection, etc.; hazardous waste classifications and emergency procedures; investigative procedures and practices; courtroom procedures, testimony, and laws of evidence. Proficient Skill in the use of firearms, non-lethal weapons, police vehicle/emergency vehicle operation, emergency equipment, which may include breath test devices, radar units, and restraining devices. Ability to react effectively in emergency and stress situations; exhibit imagination, initiative and problem-solving capability in coping with a variety of law enforcement situations; follow standard safety practices and procedures common to law enforcement work; perform work requiring good physical condition; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.

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