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Police Officer

Company: City of Sun Prairie
Location: Sun Prairie
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Join the Sun Prairie Police Department, where we -build relationships and solve problems through our Core Values of: Exceptional Service & Problem Solving (Competence), Professionalism (Character), and Employee Fulfillment (Leadership).
No residency or college experience required upon hire!
Essential Job Functions:

* Patrols all assigned areas for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of State Statutes and City Ordinances. - Responds to requests for service in both emergency and non-emergency situations and takes appropriate action.
* Responds to ambulance calls, provides first responder emergency service until the City's Emergency Medical Technicians arrive.
* Takes action to prevent criminal acts by checking residential, commercial and industrial structures and investigates suspicions conditions, activities or persons.
* Responds to the scene of traffic accidents and investigates the accident. - Determines if any traffic laws have been violated and writes a detailed report identifying the circumstances involved in the accidents.
* Directs and controls traffic and enforces the established traffic laws.
* Provides enforcement of the criminal law: identifies and arrests violators. - Upon arrest, the Police Officer books the violator on charges and prepares a variety of Police reports to be used in the criminal prosecution.
* Testifies in court.
* Conducts the initial crime investigation at the scene of criminal activity. - Secures the scene, identifies and collects evidence and interviews witnesses.
* May be assigned other duties, as needed, for certain periods of time. - May be assigned to field training of new officers, provide animal control services, answers the telephone, dispatches information and provides information to the public on all emergency and non-emergency Police issues.
* Routinely utilize in-car computers, as well as desk-top computers, running a variety of software applications.
* Insures that all police equipment and police vehicles are properly maintained.
* Prepares various written reports/forms and dictates reports for transcription.
* May provide information and/or references to other law enforcement agencies when required.


* Must possess a valid driver's license with good driving record.
* Ability to learn modern Police methods and techniques, preserving evidence and what constitutes admissible evidence.
* Good knowledge of the streets and locations within the City and good knowledge of laws and ordinances is preferred.
* Considerable skill in the use and care of firearms.
* Good skill in observing situations analytically and objectively and recording them clearly and completely.
* Considerable skill in reacting quickly and calmly during emergencies; skill in communicating clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; working skill in executing duties firmly, tactfully, courteously, and impartially; considerable skill in exercising good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions

Physical Requirements

* Must have the ability to safely lift 100 pounds from ground to waist level (the weight of one end of an average stretcher/individual combination).
* Must have the strength and dexterity to be able to safely and effectively operate a firearm
* Must possess the physical ability and strength necessary to perform the job safely and effectively and must complete general strength and flexibility testing.

Start: $31.91/hr. Sun Prairie has a lateral entry program where experienced officers may be eligible for higher starting pay (up to $38.04/hour) and accelerated vacation. The applicant testing process includes an online written exam and remote oral interviews to create an eligibility list. -Must be at least 21 years of age; possess valid DL; and successfully complete a background check. The Deadline to apply is July 1, 2022.
The City of Sun Prairie is committed to advancing equity, honoring our diverse identity, and creating an inclusive culture.
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Keywords: City of Sun Prairie, Madison , Police Officer, Other , Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

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