Job ID: 226957521
Ensuring the community is a safe place to live, learn, and visit is at the heart of the City of Gig Harbor's Police Department's work. This goal is met every day through departmental teamwork and collective commitment to forming relationships with community members. If you are interested in joining a great team, being part of a small and beautiful community, applying your policing knowledge, and also want opportunity to develop through service on specialty units while earning a competitive wage, we invite you to apply for the POLICE OFFICER (LATERAL/ENTRY) position with the City of Gig Harbor. Qualification information is below. For a peak at what's great about working for the City of Gig Harbor Police Department, we invite you to take a moment and view our recruitment video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbS9TtWVn2g Take a look at one of our hosted activities - Our last National Night Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHZQgzQeKpo
And more about why we love Gig Harbor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C_X-ll-gxEhere
GENERAL OVERVIEWThe employee is under the direct supervision of a Police Lieutenant and Sergeant, with general supervision by the Chief of Police. The employee's behavior is governed by policies and procedures of the Police Department; local, state, and federal laws; and, court decisions.
This is a responsible human relations and skilled position in public safety. The employee in this position is responsible for the protection of the public's safety, the prevention of crime, and the enforcement of local, state, and federal laws.
The employee exercises considerable discretion in regulating daily activity and use of enforcement powers.
Work includes patrolling the community by vehicle, on bicycle when assigned, and on foot. The employee responds to calls for service, which include reports of criminal activity, traffic safety, crime prevention, and general public safety problems.
The employee conducts preliminary and continued investigations for reported crimes and traffic accidents. This responsibility includes crime scene processing, interviewing witnesses and victims, and enforcing specific violations of the law.
The employee performs several assignments to prevent crime and traffic accidents. These assignments are educational and inspectional: presentations on prevention techniques; conducting security surveys; security checks on home and businesses; inspection of business practices and policies; and inspection of building construction for compliance with the security ordinance.
Performance is monitored daily by the Police Sergeant, Lieutenant, or Chief of Police, for compliance with policies and laws. However, the employee usually performs with minimum supervision.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of:
Work EnvironmentThe employee primarily drives a vehicle, walks or rides a bicycle when assigned. Physical Demands
Required Education & Experience
PROCESS TO ESTABLISH LATERAL POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL ENTRY ELIGIBILITY ROSTERPHASE 1Applications are reviewed to determine the most competitive candidates who best meet the needs of the Gig Harbor Police Department. Evaluation criteria includes, but is not limited to education, military service, and specialized law enforcement positions.PHASE 2The top candidates will be invited to participate in a Physical Agility Test (PAT) and an Oral Board interview. Candidates must pass the PAT to continue on to the Oral Board.The Gig Harbor Police Department Lateral Entry PAT is comprised of three (3) tests that are Pass/Fail. The minimum acceptable standards are as follows:
PHASE 3Eligibility Roster placement will be determined by results of the Oral Board process.Criminal Conviction StandardsThe successful incumbent will or may have access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system. As a result, the City of Gig Harbor will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting.Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/bccu/documents/Secretary%E2%80%99sCrimesListforALLPrograms.pdf (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)
**When the Department has a Police Officer position to be filled, the Chief of Police may request names of the top five (5) candidates from the Lateral Entry Eligibility Roster. Names on the Eligibility Roster are valid for a period of one (1) year from the date of entry on the roster. Placement on the roster will be subject to revision based upon periodic testing results.
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