Patrol Deputy

POSITION SUMMARY

Advanced level position responsible for performing law enforcement work to protect life and property, prevent the commission of crimes and preserve peace by functioning as a certified Colorado peace officer in the department.

Salary Range:              $22.31-$26.77$/hour

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED; and
  • One to two years of progressively responsible related experience; or,
  • Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to work variable hours.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must possess and maintain Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training Peace Officer Certification
  • Valid Colorado Driver's License
  • Firearms Certification
  • Radar Certification
  • Hazard Materials Certification (depending on assignment)
  • First Aid and CPR Certification

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)

  • Maintains law and order and protects lives and property, including: patrolling assigned zone; making security checks; responding to calls; investigating nature of complaints; investigating illegal or suspicious activities; serving subpoenas and court orders; serving as mediator between parties; detecting and apprehending law violators; conducting searches or persons and property; issuing citations, warnings, etc.; generating reports and completing forms; locating defendants and serving warrants; and transporting or escorting prisoners.
  • Responds to vehicle accidents; renders aid to injured persons; requests other assistance; directs traffic.
  • Serves as investigator to conduct preliminary investigations of crimes against people and property, including: responding to citizens' complaints of illegal activity; opening cases; gathering information; identifying, collecting, preserving and transporting evidence and property; taking photograph and generating sketches; obtaining and serving arrest and search warrants; tracing and recovering stolen property; assisting other divisions and agencies; conducting interviews; arresting offenders; conducting video and audio surveillance; and completing various reports and forms.
  • Prepares for and testifies in judicial proceedings.
  • Assists other officers or agencies by responding to calls and serving as backup.
  • Performs maintenance and minor repairs on assigned vehicle and equipment; inspects and tests equipment to assure safety.

IMPORTANT JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Participates in training programs by attending classes, participating in drills, simulations etc., studying County geography and participating in physical training and conditioning programs.
  • Reports administrative and/or operational problems to supervisor.
  • Performs firefighting duties, as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.