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You might hire a police officer to:

  • Uphold core values of honor, integrity, courage, and respect to provide effective police services in a professional, courteous, and equitable manner
  • Enforce state and federal 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 a U.S. citizen and 21 years of age at date of appointment
Associate or higher degree in law enforcement, public administration, or related field from an accredited university
High school diploma or equivalent
Current [STATE] law enforcement officer certification
Must possess valid [STATE] driver’s license with a good record upon hire   Bilingual in Spanish desirable
Must be able to obtain a Class A medical rating in the assigned medical group prior to assignment  
Must pass extensive background investigation    
Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
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