Examples of Duties

Examples of Duties


- Patrols a designated area of the City in a radio cruiser car to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, and to enforce traffic regulations;
- Prepares reports, records and maintains daily activity log;
- Answers calls and complaints involving homicide, rape, robbery, burglary, larceny, and any emergencies or disturbances that arise that may require police intervention;
- At scene of crime administers first-aid, conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses, and makes arrests, testifies as witness in court;
- Investigates cases involving missing persons and juveniles;
- Conducts investigations at the scene of a crime or accident by interviewing victim and witnesses; interrogates suspects; searches, gathers, preserves and correlates evidence; and maintains surveillance of suspected persons;
- Conducts accident investigations providing first-aid for injured and taking safeguards to prevent further accidents; interviews principals and witnesses; takes written statements; examines vehicles and roadways; takes necessary street measurements; clears the scene of obstruction and wreckage;
- Prepares investigative reports and maintains necessary records for presentation in court;
- When assigned to plain-clothes investigation, the police officer would perform follow-up investigations in robberies, burglaries, and larcenies. This would include interviewing witnesses, making supplemental reports and apprehending suspects involved;
- From specialized training in the areas of social, cultural and interpersonal relationships, officer will be called upon to mediate family crisis situations to avoid destructive ends; and
- Field Training Officers have the responsibility for instructing, supervising, and evaluating those novice police officers that have successfully completed their formal academy training, thereby providing them with a period of internship.