LATERAL POLICE OFFICER

City of Longmont, Colorado
Published
July 9, 2021
Location
Longmont, CO
Category
Job Type

Description

20210219 LATERAL POLICE OFFICER

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

APPLY ONLINE AT LONGMONTCOLORADO.GOV/JOBS

Department: Public Safety

Division: Police Services

2021 Lateral Pay: $5,986 - $7,728 per month DOQ/years of service

Regular Full Time – SHIFT WORK REQUIRED

Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, 401 Money Purchase Plan, FPPA, Term Life & AD&D, Long Term Disability, Bereavement, Jury & Witness Duty, FMLA, Military Leave, Sick, Vacation, Holiday pay, EAP, Tuition Assistance.

Other benefits: Optional, employee elected, voluntary benefits are available.

Incentives Include:

$1200 firearm allowance. (May be used to buy a rifle, handgun, red dot pistol sight, Rifle optic if you don’t already own one). Interest-free loans are available for future weapons purchases.

All uniform, belts, holsters, and other equipment, including ballistic body armor and plates, with the exception of footwear, is provided. Ballistic armor is replaced every five years at no cost to the employee. Officers also receive a biannual equipment allowance of $200 ($400 yearly)

Contract or Academy pay off - up to $15,000. Half is paid on the start date, and the second half will be paid after the successful completion of the Field Training and Evaluation Program. (FTEP)

Start Vacation accrual rate – equal to years of service. i.e., 6 th year rate of 8 hours per pay period – i.e., 208 vacation/holiday hours per year.

Schedule flexibility during hiring process.

Start at the same pay step – equal to years of service. i.e., five years of law enforcement would start at Step 5

Any officer who has successfully completed the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP) with a minimum of two years law enforcement experience is eligible to test for open Specialized Assignments or Department Instructor Positions. i.e. Detectives, School Resource Officers, Traffic, Gang Unit, Training and Personnel, Driving Instructor, Range Officer, Defensive Tactics, K9 Officer, etc. Any officer who has successfully completed the FTEP with one year of law enforcement experience is eligible to test for open collateral assignments. i.e., SWAT, Negotiations, Drone Operator, K9 decoy, etc.

Free Range Time for you and a guest during Public Option Shooting time on Saturdays and Sundays. Longmont has a heated and cooled indoor hundred-yard range.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Work with citizens, community groups, schools and other entities to resolve community public safety issues; identify areas of potential problems, crime, disorder, traffic, or unsafe conditions; report, and initiate corrective actions. Issue verbal and written warnings and citations; make restorative justice referrals; initiate arrests, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints, use lethal and less lethal weapons and force when appropriate. Patrol a designated area of the City alone in a radio-equipped vehicle, on two-wheel motorcycle or bicycle, and/or on foot to preserve law and order. Enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances and educate citizens regarding laws and ordinances. Discover and prevent the commission of crimes; manage and resolve conflict. Respond to calls and complaints involving automobile accidents, robberies, assaults, domestic disturbances, suicide prevention, child abuse, fires, and other petty offenses, misdemeanors and felonies; respond to alarms; investigate complaints; apprehend suspects; search, inspect, and transport prisoners. Secure accident and crime scenes; administer first aid and other life saving techniques; conduct investigations; obtain and interview witnesses; gather information, dictate, write or type reports and document investigations; conduct visual and audio surveillance over areas and/or suspected criminals; recover, impound, and return stolen property items. Operate an emergency vehicle day and/or night, in routine, emergency and pursuit situations; pursue fleeing suspects on foot in unfamiliar terrain. Provide public service and respond to inquiries in routine, potential problem and crisis situations. Conduct a variety of criminal investigations or activities involving crimes against persons, property and society. Respond to general service calls including animal complaints, civil complaints, property control and related incidents; perform related duties as assigned. Prepare investigative and other reports that may include photographs, sketches, and warrants in accordance with established format, protocol and timeliness. Serve warrants and subpoenas; appear in court to present evidence and testify. May be required to participate in a variety of legal proceedings. Performs essential duties and additional tasks in a manner which enhances City Attributes.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or GED and a minimum of 60 semester hours college-level credit is required.

Education requirements may be waived for qualifying experience as follows:

- One year of sworn Police Officer experience may substitute for 15 semester hours of college credit.

- Two years of sworn Police Officer experience may substitute for 30 semester hours of college credit.

- Three years of sworn Police Officer experience may substitute for 45 semester hours of college credit.

- Four years of sworn Police Officer experience may substitute for 60 semester hours of college credit.

Experience credit is given for full years of sworn street experience, which includes time in Patrol or Investigative assignments and for full years as a Colorado POST certified paid civilian corrections officer in a County Jail, Federal Prison, or State Prison. Active Military experience may substitute 15 credit hours for every full year of service. ACE credits will also be considered.

Additional requirements:

- Must be Colorado POST Certified or the ability to challenge the Colorado POST with at least one (1) year police experience, beyond Field Training, as a full-time law enforcement officer (equivalent to a peace officer under CRS 16-2.5-101)

Police experience includes Experience as a Patrol, School Resource Officers, Detective, Gang Unit Officer, Narcotic Investigator, Training Officer, Etc. Experience should include prior experience responding to calls for service, community policing, conducting traffic enforcement, including impaired driving enforcement, drafting search warrants and arrest affidavits, making physical, custodial arrests upon probable cause, and conducting proactive law enforcement activity.

- Must have satisfactorily completed a formal or informal field training program

- Transfers from detention, corrections, parole, and/or probation assignments do not qualify as lateral transfer officers.

- Possession of a valid Colorado Driver License or the ability to obtain upon hire.

- Maintain certifications in CPR, Intoxilyzer and a variety of less lethal weaponry and tactics or the ability to obtain upon hire.

LATERAL SELECTION PROCESS – OPEN PROCESS

- Application – Upon application, qualified/eligible applicants will be scheduled for an Executive

Oral Board Interview.

- Executive Oral Board Interview

- Conditional Job Offer.

Background Investigation – applicant must successfully complete an Integrity interview, Agility Course, Psychological evaluation, CVSA, medical and drug screen and background investigation. - New employees will be required to sign an employment agreement for reimbursement of expenses if voluntary resignation occurs within 2 years of hire date. APPLICATION PROCESS: Police Officer Online application (required) must be successfully submitted. An online application process is available for this position on our website at www.longmontcolorado.gov/jobs . For information regarding this selection process contact Master Police Officer Randy Lucero at 303-651-8921 or Master Police Officer Darren Bloom at 303-651-8512.

The City of Longmont offers Equal Opportunity for employment to all qualified applicants. It is the policy of the City of Longmont not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, veteran status, or disability unless related to a bona fide occupational requirement. If you need special assistance in the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department in advance to make arrangements.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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