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Police Officer

Closes On: August 13, 2018 at 05:00 PM MST

Department: Police Department
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $52,656.35 - $73,718.88
Position Type: Full-Time
Status: Accepting Applications
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Job Description

To perform the duties of a sworn law enforcement officer, as designated by the Police Chief. This position is responsible for enforcing laws and ordinances set by the State of Colorado and City of Manitou Springs. Work involves prevention, detection and investigation of vehicle crashes and criminal activities, security and safety of prisoners, protection for the public and maintaining law and order. Officers must be able to act without direct supervision in emergency situations.

Job Responsibilities

Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service such as crashes, burglaries, assaults, and drunk and disorderly, etc.
Patrols City limits by foot or vehicle to ensure safety of community.
Assists in training of new officers.
Understands and regularly uses the principals of community oriented policing and problem solving.
Enforce state laws and city ordinances.
Is responsible for complying with all City safety and health policies, practices, and procedures that prevent and mitigate human and economic losses arising from accidental causes and adverse occupational and environmental health exposures.
Respond to citizen requests for assistance.
Arrest criminal code violators.
Transport and care for prisoners.
Monitor vehicle traffic on highways, and roads within the City.
Investigate vehicle crashes.
Investigate vehicle crashes.
Write reports, citations, document and maintain files, including using computers for reporting and retrieval.
Serve and execute warrants and transport prisoners and juveniles to and from correctional facilities and court.
Search prisoners for weapons and contraband.
Collect and process evidence.
Answer telephone and letter requests from attorneys, plaintiffs and Clerks of Courts.
Testify in court.
Operate vehicles and other equipment, including firearms, during hours of work.
Conduct criminal investigations.
Intervene in domestic and mental health disturbances.
Educate the public on crime prevention techniques.
Maintain prompt and regular attendance.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Works under the direction of the Sergeant who reviews work for the overall effectiveness and compliance with policies, procedures, state and federal laws.
Make decisions related to City ordinances, and State of Colorado laws to ensure consistent law enforcement and safety of the community.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - • Possession of a valid Colorado Driver’s license
• Knowledge of modern police practices and methods.
• Knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances, particularly the laws of arrest and search and seizure.
• Knowledge of the geography of the City.
• Knowledge of the policy and procedures of the Department.
• Knowledge of first aid principles.
• Ability to deal firmly and courteously with uncooperative persons.
• Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper courses of action to be taken.
• Ability to obtain information through interview and interrogation.
• Ability to meet specific physical requirements that may be established by competent authority.
• Ability to develop a working relationship with other departments.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including using computer to generate reports.
• Ability to remain calm in tense or hostile situations.
• Ability to work without supervision and to make appropriate decisions.
• Ability to work with a diverse population.
• Ability to restrain an individual and employ reasonable use of force options.
• Skilled in the use and care of issued equipment.
• Knowledge of City ordinances and State statutes.
• Ability to frequently sit or stand for long periods of time.
Experience, Education, and Training - • High school diploma.
• Sixty accredited college credits or an Associate’s degree. A BA/BS is preferred.
• Passing score on written examination and the physical agility course.
• Pass background investigation, psychological exam, medical exam and polygraph.
• Must not have been convicted of any federal felony or offense punishable in Colorado as a felony.
• Certification from the Colorado P.O.S.T. board is required.
• Excellent communication and problem solving skills.
• Public relations skills.
• Maintains current first aid and CPR certification.
• Completes and maintains necessary training and certifications in support of essential functions.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Walking, running short and moderate distances. Climbing stairs, fences and ladders.
• Jumping and dodging obstacles.
• Bending and reaching.
• Use of short and moderate duration force with subjects. Use of restraining device. Use of hands/feet for self defense.
• Riding for extended periods of time in a vehicle.
• Ability to work alone under stressful conditions.
• You may be alone in the city as the sole officer, requiring back up from another agency, when your partner is at the hospital, the jail, etc.
• Be able to demonstrate proficiency with firearms.
• Hazard of physical attack or injury.
• Inside and outside work with exposure to weather conditions.
• Exposure to fire, chemical, electrical, mechanical and firearm hazards.
• Exposure to fast moving vehicles and motor vehicle accidents.
• Ability to lift, push/pull objects weighing up to 165 pounds infrequently.