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Employer: City of Columbus
Job Title: Police Officer
Salary: $12.31 Hourly

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Police Lieutenant or Police Sergeant, the Police Officer I is a non-exempt position under FLSA, who protects and serves the citizens of Columbus. This position provides citizen assistance, enforces all federal, state, and local laws, and performs patrol and investigations duties. Making arrests, issuing traffic violations, and investigating crimes and accidents are primary responsibilities of the position. This employee should possess excellent communication, and public relation skills.


Essential Functions


  • Enforces all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances
  • Protects the life and property of citizens in Columbus
  • Make arrests, and issues traffic citations
  • Performs routine patrol duties and prepares reports and files
  • Investigates minor crimes scenes, seizing and preserving evidence, within written guidelines
  • Provides citizen assistance, and assists emergency response crews as needed
  • Responds to emergency situations, and performs CPR or First Aid, if properly trained
  • Operates law enforcement equipment, i.e. patrol vehicles, firearms, and communications equipment
  • Performs building checks
  • Interviews witnesses, suspects, and victims of minor cases
  • Maintains department equipment
  • Serves warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents
  • Testifies in court
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies
  • Conducts safety programs for the public
  • Performs traffic control duties
  • Escorts and transport prisoners as needed

Marginal Functions

  • Assists other departments as the need arises
  • Assists with surveillance duties
  • Provides security during various events
  • Performs animal control duties as needed
  • Serves as a weather watcher
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned

Vacancy Number: 1

Open Date: 10/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
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