Patrol Officer - COPT and Out of State Certified Officers

at City of Wilmington in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

PATROL OFFICER - (C.O.P.T. and out of State Certified Officers)
Department: Police

Salary: $67,500 - $87,929 annually
Affiliation: FOP, Lodge #1

FLSA: Non-Exempt
Announcement #: 7010010

Posted: 6/14/2024 End: 7/19/2024 at 4:30 P.M.


PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Police Officer with the Department of Police performs general police work duties as authorized by law to protect life and property; prevents violations of statutes and laws; investigates and suppresses disturbances; investigates complaints; makes arrests and issues summonses when appropriate; does related work as required. The description is illustrative only and is not intended to represent the actual job description of the position or to imply that all duties and required knowledge, skills, and abilities are listed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Police Officer with the Department of Police performs the following duties of patrol, investigation, police duties, maintenance activities, and special assignments. Enforces State law and City code violations. Patrols an assigned area during a specified period in a police car or on foot. Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints and makes arrests of persons who violate law and ordinances. Inspecting and safeguarding property, responding to alarms, chasing violators on foot, and checking buildings. Accompanies prisoners to headquarters, jail, or court and appears in court as arresting officer. Directs traffic, assists stranded motorists, handles accidents and crime scenes, and enforces traffic laws. Maintains order in crowd situations and participates in community public relations programs. Looks for stolen cars and wanted or missing persons. Conducts criminal investigations, interviews, and interrogates concerned parties. Gives advice on laws and ordinances and general information to the public. The duties of a Police Officer may become unpredictably hazardous and can require acute use of the senses to discern various stimuli of danger. Officers are required to run distances, traverse rough terrain quickly, climb obstacles, and remove injured or unconscious persons from harm's way. Engage in physical confrontations using offensive and defensive tactics to subdue assaultive persons, and to effect a forceful arrest. This position requires shift work. Performs all related work as required.

CANDIDATE EVALUATION: The selection process includes a series of tests and interviews, such as a physical ability test, chief interview, medical and psychological evaluations, polygraph examination, and drug screening.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The employee frequently needs to sit and talk or listen. Additionally, the employee is often required to stand, walk, use their hands for tasks such as handling objects, tools, or controls, reach with their arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and taste or smell. Occasionally, the employee must lift and/or move items weighing more than 100 pounds. Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee frequently works outdoors in various weather conditions. Occasionally, they work near moving mechanical parts, in high or precarious places, and with explosives, and are sometimes exposed to wet 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 generally moderate.

Compensation encompasses both salary administration and a comprehensive benefit package:

Salary Administration: The compensation for all lateral entry officers will be based on their years of police experience, which must be a minimum of 2 years.

Benefits: The City offers a robust benefit package with medical/dental available on the date of hire. Additional details available at .


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Job Posting: 1279362

Posted On: Jun 18, 2024

Updated On: Jul 19, 2024

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