Job Description

Police Officer Job Description

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General Purpose

Performs police patrol, investigations, traffic relations, and related law enforcement activities.

Supervision Received

Works under the general supervision of a patrol supervisor.

Supervision Exercised


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Effect arrests, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdue resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons and resort to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self-defense. Prepare investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations. Exercise independent judgment.