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Police Officer (Lateral)

Company: City of Boise
Location: Boise
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Summary Statement

This recruitment is for Lateral Police Officers, who are certified by their state's police certification process. You MUST be a full-time, certified law enforcement officer with five years or more consecutive experience working patrol to be considered for this position.

Please note that we are reviewing applications for the upcoming lateral academy. Don't be alarmed if you don't hear from us. We are extremely busy, but we will start the communication process with you soon.

Applicants must have current POST certification and at least five (5) years or more years of continuous full-time law enforcement experience as a certified peace officer to qualify as a lateral transfer.

Factors we consider when hiring lateral police officers:
1. Size and type of prior agency(ies).
2. Size/number of sworn officers - 3. Mission of the organization.
4. Training, previous assignments, knowledge, and special certifications (including language skills).
5. Level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, Ph.D.Applicants for this position MUST possess the following qualities:
    --- Unquestionable character and integrity.
    --- Free of cultural and ethnic bias.
    --- Strong ethical code in both personal and professional life.
    --- Desire to diligently protect and serve the Boise community through courage, compassion, and respect.
    --- Personal conduct above reproach.

    Example of Duties Include:
    Performs law enforcement and crime prevention to further the criminal justice process by patrolling an assigned area to observe, monitor, and enforce a wide array of ordinances, laws, and statutes. Interacts with the general public regularly to provide educational, investigative, and related police services to prevent crime, ensuring public safety, and developing positive police-citizen relationships. Officers may also be assigned to specialized law enforcement duties. Work is performed under minimal supervision and requires a high degree of independent discretion in decision-making within established guidelines. Work is reviewed by inspection, oral and written reports, qualitative and quantitative evaluations for effectiveness.

    Required Documents for the Application:
    Please attach a copy of your current resume, cover letter, and POST Training profile for consideration. Applicants who are successful in the testing and selection process may be added to the eligibility list for future advanced officer academies.

    Essential Functions

    Provides information and assistance to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians regarding traffic violations, traffic issues, and relevant issues as required. Patrols an assigned area with the goal of preventing traffic violations and accidents. Aids persons in trouble and makes referrals to other agencies as appropriate. Issues warnings and/or citations for nonmoving and moving violations. Conducts traffic stops, performs appropriate field tests on citizens suspected of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), searches vehicles, and arrests suspects based on probable cause. (40%)

    Responds to reports of suspected violations in progress and general calls for service such as burglar alarms, armed robberies, assaults and batteries, disturbance of the peace, mental health crisis, and other issues as they arise. Identifies issues upon arriving on scene, and takes appropriate actions such as mediating disputes, securing crime scenes, gathering evidence, etc. Interviews available victims, witnesses, and suspects. Handles and assists with criminal investigations. (25%)

    Initiates, performs, and assists with probable-cause arrests in compliance with all city, state, and federal standards. Responds to, assists with, and/or otherwise notifies proper authorities of emergencies, immediate public safety issues, and related incidents as they occur. (20%)

    Assumes command responsibility for conduct and effectiveness of patrol officers and other specialists when acting as the Field Commander in the absence of a Sergeant. Responds to calls and assists officers in particularly difficult or hazardous assignments. Ensures appropriate emergency and related agencies have been notified of issues as required. Reviews reports for compliance with departmental standards. Maintains positive rapport with prosecutors, courts, witnesses, victims, and related staff. Provides court testimony, depositions, and related case management support as required. May be selected for assignment to the following Specialist areas: Acting Field Commander: Assumes command responsibility for conduct and effectiveness of patrol officers and other specialists in the absence of a Sergeant. Responds to calls and assists officers in particularly difficult or hazardous assignments. Ensures appropriate emergency and related agencies have been notified of issues as required. Reviews reports for compliance with departmental standards.

    Patrol: Provides an initial response to any request for police services. Works to suppress criminal activity in a proactive manner. Criminal Investigation: Conducts investigations of alleged major crimes, suspects, and crime scenes, independently and in conjunction with various law enforcement, government, and related agencies as required. Identifies suspects, witnesses, and persons of interest, and recovers stolen property.
    Community Outreach: Supports the safety of the community through several specialized units which are tailored to provide services to certain geographic areas and populations or address specific crimes and pattern crimes. Work with community residents and stakeholders bringing community resources together to address long-term issues related to safety and the quality of life in Boise neighborhoods. Promotes a crime-free school environment by investigating juvenile crimes and serving as an informational resource for students, school officials, and citizens. (15%)

    Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%


    Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training
    Must meet the Idaho Peace Officer Standards Training requirements to become certified as a Police Officer. A lateral transfer must be 21 years of age by date of hire; possess 64 college academic credits or the equivalent of an Idaho Intermediate (or higher) Certificate, and be a sworn officer with valid certification in good standing.

    Working knowledge of the criminal justice process; federal, state, and city rules, regulations, procedures, and judicial rulings related to evidence, searches, seizures, arrests, and police-citizen encounters; investigative processes and interrogation techniques; crime scene processing and surveillance techniques; social service agencies and community resources and their use and applicability to investigative processes; courtroom testimony procedures; departmental rules, regulations, and procedures; crime prevention techniques, principles, and practices; underlying causes of criminal behavior; safe and effective arrest techniques; basic first aid and CPR; dispute resolution techniques; computer applications and software used in spreadsheets and word processing.

    Ability to maintain a calm demeanor and effectively communicate with officers and the public in potentially controversial situations; identify and research various issues arising from investigations; investigate, review, provide testimony about, and otherwise handle graphic, disturbing, or otherwise sensitive information or evidence; effectively and tactfully work with victims, witnesses, and various other parties regarding allegations of crimes; articulate and develop thorough, logical, and accurate reports; observe and recall detail; provide credible testimony in court of law; manage time effectively; prioritize work; identify alternatives to problems and make sound decisions; stay abreast of pertinent federal, state and city laws, statutes and ordinances, and judicial rulings; effectively and safely operate various law enforcement tools and equipment including firearms and non-lethal weapons; communicate and maintain contact with field units via radio and computer; assess crisis situations, establish priorities to determine actions necessary in life threatening and operational situations; work safely without creating unnecessary direct threats to self or others; effectively see during times with minimal or no sunlight; properly utilize all required safety equipment such as helmets, masks, vests, etc.; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations; communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.

    Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

    Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training
    Previous law enforcement experience.

    Licensing And Other Requirements
    • Valid Idaho driver's license or the ability to obtain within six months of hire.
    • Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) Certification.Special Requirements
      Applicants must be able to pass:
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