Employment with SPD


For Police Officer I, click here for an application

Benefits and Salary:

An entry level salary for a police officer is $33,845.00. The benefits package includes 401(k) and Local Government Retirement , paid medical life and dental insurance, training, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and uniforms and equipment for the positions that require them. Town employees may belong to the Local Government Federal Credit Union.


Recruitment and Selection Guidelines:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of State and Federal Laws, Local ordinances and policies of the Police Department, especially relating to search and seizure, traffic control, pursuit, and arrest

Working knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods and equipment

Some Knowledge of scientific crime detection and criminal identification methods and procedures

Skill in the use of firearms and other police equipment and in the application of self-defense tactics

Skill in collaborative conflict resolution

Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations

Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms

Ability to present effective court testimony

Ability to prepare clear and concise activity reports

Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with coworkers, supervisors, and other public officials

Physical Requirements

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of; standing, walking, hearing, kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions.

Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 20 pounds frequently, and 10 pounds constantly

Must possess the visual acuity to operate a police vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol


Desirable Experience and Education

Graduation from high school and completion of basic law enforcement training. Must possession the Basic Law Enforcement Certificate.

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