City of Ypsilanti
  • 15-Nov-2017 to 14-Mar-2018 (EST)
  • Police
  • Ypsilanti, MI, USA
  • Full Time

This is skilled police work in the protection of life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances. Assignments are received and are carried out under established policies and procedures and according to laws, ordinances and departmental policy. Employees must use considerable judgment, initiative and skill in a variety of cases and must be able to act without direct supervision in completing work.

DUTIES

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Patrols a designated area or the total city in a patrol car; preserves law and order; prevents and

discovers the commission of crime; apprehends criminals and offenders and enforces vehicle and

traffic laws

Responds to calls and complaints involving traffic accidents, robberies, felonies, misdemeanors, disturbances and a wide variety of civil and domestic situations; takes necessary police action, serves warrants, makes arrests as required and testifies as a witness in court

Conducts preliminary investigations at the scenes of crimes and accidents; gathers evidence; locates and questions suspects and witnesses; makes arrest as required and testifies as a witness

in court

Prepares a number of reports on cases and complaints

Transports and processes prisoners to court and jail

Establishes traffic control and protection at incidents which attract crowds; performs police

duties at special events and activities, such as parades, festivals, sporting events

Performs daily routine maintenance and safety inspections on patrol cars

Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

An Associate's Degree along with completion of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standard's Police Certification Program. A combination of education and relevant work experience will be considered. Candidates enrolled in a current Police Academy are welcome to apply. Must possess and maintain a valid Michigan Driver's License and be a U.S. Citizen. Interpersonal Skills in order to deal with the public courteously, professionally, and tactfully. Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and to determine the proper course of action. Ability to accurately obtain information and articulate observations, behaviors, and actions both orally and in writing. Ability to develop skills in the use and care of firearms.

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