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You might hire a police officer to:

  • Uphold our core values of honor, integrity, courage, and respect while providing effective police services in a professional, courteous, and equitable manner

  • Enforce local and national laws and city codes according to consistently applied policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Perform the vital public services of protecting life and property, preserving the peace, preventing crime, apprehending criminals, and enforcing laws and ordinances
  • Support a strong relationship between the city and the general public, demonstrating respectful and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and city staff

  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and city information
  • Participate in job-related training and courses to maintain skills, knowledge, and abilities



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Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Must be at least 21 years of age upon hire Degree (or equivalent) in law enforcement, public administration, or related field from an accredited school
High school diploma or equivalent required Current certification, relevant to country of hire, as a law enforcement officer
Must possess valid driver’s license and have a good driving record upon hire Fluency in more than one language
Must be able to obtain a Class A medical rating (or equivalent) by the assigned medical group prior to hiring
Must pass extensive background investigation  
Excellent verbal and written communication skills