Salt Lake City

  • LATERAL Police Officer (Certification Required)

    Requisition ID
    Minimum Salary
    USD $20.60/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $34.76/Hr.
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Announcement:   First application review will occur on April 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m..  Only applications received prior to this date will be included in the review.  


    Candidates who apply for this position may be hired as a Police Officer I, II, or III based on experience.  Candidates MUST HAVE a valid POST certificate to apply.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.  Candidates must upload a copy of their resume and applicable POST certificate to complete their application.  


    Incumbents perform duties that consist primarily of actively preventing or detecting crime, providing security, community protection, and enforcement of criminal statutes or ordinances. Responds to situations involving threats to public safety and makes emergency decisions affecting the lives and health of others, including in circumstances and at times when personal life or personal safety may be at risk.


    Incumbents who are classified at this level possess extensive knowledge of civic and criminal laws, ordinances, and regulations; law enforcement principles, practices and procedures; ability to mentor and train less experienced police officers.


    • Suppresses crime through identification and apprehension of criminals and recovery of stolen property.
    • Regulates non-criminal conduct, such as traffic control, crowd control, and social relations.
    • Compiles and prepares required information and evidence to assist in prosecution of criminal cases.  Testifies as a witness and renders credible testimonies in a court of law.
    • Reports to scene of accidents and investigates causes and results of accidents.
    • Responds to robbery and burglary alarms and other misdemeanor and felony crimes, which may necessitate the exertion of extraordinary physical effort and the use of initiative and common sense.
    • Secures the scene of crime, conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses, and makes arrests.
    • Makes investigations of vice and narcotics activities, identifies and recovers stolen property, investigates reports of stolen automobiles and property stolen from automobiles, conducts investigations of homicides and thefts, conducts special investigations for other law enforcement agencies, investigates all complaints on checks and forgeries, investigates complaints of crimes committed by juveniles.  May work undercover in performing these functions to obtain evidence to be used in the arrest and conviction of guilty parties.
    • Maintains knowledge of criminal and civil law, and police techniques and tactics.
    • Attends regular training classes in police methods.
    • Provides peripheral services such as giving information, directions, advice and general assistance to the public whenever necessary.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


    • High school diploma.
    • Current Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification as a Law Enforcement Officer.  Out-of-state applicants must successfully pass the Utah POST Waiver exam.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen on/by the date of the first examination.
    • Must be at least 21 years of age on/by the date of the first examination.
    • Successful completion of Civil Service examination process which may include a physical agility test, written communication exercise, oral board interview, background investigation, computer voice stress analysis, psychological examination and evaluation, interview, and medical examination and drug screen.
    • Ability to successfully complete an abbreviated 8 week in-house Police Academy.
    • Considerable human relations, written and communications skills.
    • Ability to work independently, make critical decisions, and use initiative and common sense.
    • Must have valid Utah Driver License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.


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