The position of Police Officer is a full-time, hourly position under the direction of an assigned Squad Sergeant. Police Officer performs various patrol and investigative duties associated with the City of Hollister Police Department.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Participates in the approved Field Training Evaluation Program and successfully meets the standard to work as a solo Police Officer
· Performs all duties associated with patrols to prevent and/or discover crimes in progress.
· Responds to calls for service.
· Provides public assistance as requested.
· Assists other law enforcement agencies as required.
· Prepares and submits departmental reports to appropriate authority.
· Adheres to proper use and care of departmental equipment.
· Adheres to policy and procedures of the department.
· Performs all duties in accordance with departmental safety procedures.
· Maintains a neat and orderly work area.
· Publicly represents the city through orderly appearance and actions.
· Represents the City and department by performing a wide variety of functions at meetings, occasions, and public events.
· Performs other related duties as assigned by proper authority.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
· Patrols the City of Hollister in a patrol vehicle to observe criminal and traffic violations and provide protective patrol services.
· Responds to calls for service (to include but not limited to; traffic accidents, domestic disturbances, burglaries, suspicious persons/activities, peace disturbances and animal situations).
· Contacts complainants/witnesses/suspects and conducts investigations gathers information, completes interviews, collects evidence, and documents facts.
· Enforces criminal and traffic laws and ordinances by issuing warnings/summons or making an arrest when necessary.
· Facilitates the apprehension, prosecution, and conviction of criminal perpetrators.
· Appears in court to present sworn testimony and evidence on behalf of the City or State.
· Effectively performs as a member of a team in carrying out the City’s and Department’s goals and philosophies.
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND / OR EXPERIENCE:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Knowledge of State Statutes, City Ordinances, and police investigative methods, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge.
Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine a proper course of actions to be taken.
Ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and with respect for the rights of others.
Ability to speak effectively.
Skill in the use and care of firearms.
Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions and to make clear and comprehensive reports.
Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Law Enforcement certification.
· Twenty-one (21) years of age.
· Ability to meet the physical, mental and other standards as established by law, regulations, and the department.
· No felony convictions.
· Must have a valid Missouri driver’s license.
· May be required to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends, or holidays.
· Subject to emergency call-in.
· Must successfully complete pre-employment substance abuse testing.
· Must successfully complete pre-employment background investigation.
· Will be subject to random substance abuse testing.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk for extended periods of time; climb stairs; run, sit, climb and/or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The ability to listen more closely and acutely than normal daily life to accurately perceive information is required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to discern colors and work in a night setting. The employee must maintain appropriate physical standards including agility, physical strength, and stamina in order to respond to emergency situations, restrain and apprehend suspects, lift, and push or pull individuals or objects weighing up to 100 pounds. The employee is required to operate a motor vehicle in the performance of duties.
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment is primarily outdoors with exposure to a variety of extreme weather conditions; may be exposed to hostile or aggressive individuals; may be subject to safety hazards due to traffic, animals or other conditions normally confronted with while performing law enforcement duties. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Hollister is noted for bringing to Taney County the first major influx of tourism. It had the first iron bridge in Taney County which still spans Turkey Creek, the first paved street, electric lights, movie house, the first registered pharmacist and modern steam heated hotel.
The colorful history of this unusual Ozark town is fascinating and covers and era when stock wars were waged between merchants and stockmen. Grape carnivals promoted by the railroad were gala affairs where men and women of an age gone by helped to build an unique English Village in the Ozarks. . .Hollister, Missouri