Patrol Officer

CITY OF WARD   Ward, AR   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on October 9, 2021

PATROL OFFICER
City of Ward Police Department hiring for Patrol Officer. Certified Officer Preferred, not required.
Must meet State minimum qualifications:
*High School Diploma or equivalent
*Must be at least 21 years old
*Must be able to pass a background check
Pay depends on experience. Benefits package available.
Applications available
Monday - Friday 8AM-4:30PM
Pick up at Ward Police Department or download at www.wardarkansas.org
Questions call 501-843-6351 EOE

 

JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY: Patrol officers operate under the general supervision of the Patrol Sergeant to
assist in the prevention of crime and the preservation of order. Patrol officers are primarily
responsible for protecting life and property and enforcing laws and regulations throughout the
city.
SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Enforce the laws and ordinances of the City and State and all other pertinent laws.
Investigate suspicious conditions and complaints.
Arrest and restrain persons who violate laws and ordinances.
Transport prisoners to the Police Department and to and from various jails and courts .
Direct traffic and issue citations to traffic violators.
Check vehicles parking in restricted areas and issue citations when necessary.
Respond to fires and accidents in assigned areas, or as directed, and provide all possible
assistance and prepare proper reports.
Maintain order in crowds or disturbances.
Escort parades, funerals, and attends other public events as required.
Answer criminal complaints and take necessary corrective action.
Attempt to respond to citizen's questions on laws and ordinances.
Operate patrol cars safely as required and perform minor maintenance, such as adding
gasoline, checking oil, and tires.
Attends and testifies in court as required.
Follows all policies, laws and protocol.
Complete and submit all proper reports and affidavits in timely manner.
Performs and completes any other related work or task

Good social skills and above average intelligence with the ability to communicate effectively,
both orally, and written.
The ability to understand and carry out oral and written instruction.
The ability to observe situations and to record them clearly and accurately.
The ability to perform multiple tasks at any given time.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES, Continued:
The ability to perform with all types of law enforcement equipment: including but not limited to
the use of firearms.
The ability to get along with co-workers.
The ability to maintain proper self restraint and composure during and following any altercation or incident .