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The City of Raymore is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made solely on the basis of merit. We strive to ensure each employee a discrimination-free workplace and have a strong commitment to equal employment opportunities. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.

Hiring decisions are contingent upon satisfactory results of a physical examination, including a drug and alcohol use and misuse screening, and a review of the results of a pre-employment background check.

Application Criteria

  • Employment Applications are only accepted for open positions that have been announced and for which we are  actively recruiting. Applications will NOT be accepted unless the position is open.
  • Applications must be received no later than the recruitment deadline.
  • If you have submitted your application previously, and are interested in a new opening, you must complete a new application. Previous applications cannot be transferred to other positions.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed online application, but may be submitted as an attachment to the online application.

Police Officer

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$20.02 per hour
  • Posted Date:06/12/2017 10:30 a.m.

 JOB SUMMARY

The Raymore Missouri Police Department is looking for qualified men and women to join our team.  If you would like to become a police officer in a professional organization that values your dedication and invests in your future development, then you should consider applying.  Raymore officers protect our fast-growing community with the highest integrity and are passionate about providing outstanding service to our citizens. Community outreach is one of the most important facets of our operation, which makes us an innovative and well-respected law enforcement partner within the metropolitan Kansas City area.

We offer exceptional benefits including all uniforms, leather gear, and weapons. Cleaning and maintenance of uniforms is also provided.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Enforces all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal) in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security.

Patrols designated areas via motor vehicle, to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations; inspects doors, windows, and premises of residential/commercial buildings/properties to ensure security or to detect suspicious conditions; responds to active alarms at residences, businesses, and industries; maintains high visibility in the community.

Responds to calls relayed by dispatchers, including domestic disputes, abuse, assaults, burglaries, thefts, fatalities, traffic accidents, property damage, alarms, bomb threats, lost or missing persons searches, rescue operations, unattended deaths, public service duties, stranded motorists, or dangerous drivers.
 
Prevents/discovers commission of crime; writes citations; pursues fleeing suspects; apprehends, arrests and processes criminals, fugitives and offenders as appropriate; assists in booking inmates into jail; transports arrestees, prisoners, members of the general public, or other individuals as required.
 
Conducts preliminary investigations; interviews victims, complainants and witnesses and takes statements; gathers information and evidence; secures crime scenes; prepares investigative reports and sketches; participates in court activities; testifies in judicial proceedings.
 
Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters, which may include lifting, dragging or carrying people away from dangerous situations, securing/evacuating people from particular areas, administering medical aid, or extinguishing small fires.
 
Provides assistance and backup support to other officers as necessary; provides emergency response on a twenty-four hour basis as needed; provides assistance to other law enforcement or public service agencies as appropriate.
 
Establishes road blocks; administers roadside field sobriety tests; writes citations; identifies wanted persons/vehicles; impounds vehicles; assists stranded motorists; ensures roadways are clear of obstacles and hazards.

Responds to complaints and questions related to law enforcement issues and activities; mediates disputes; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.
 
Creates/maintains positive public relations with the general public; provides education and information to the public on laws, law enforcement, crime prevention, drug abuse, and related issues.
 
Maintains records, logs, and files of work activities; maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, map books, and other materials for reference and/or review.
 
Receives, prepares, and completed various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, evidence sheets, witness statements, criminal history reports, warrants, subpoenas, summonses, court dockets, templates, diagrams, hit-and-run reports, laws, codes, ordinances, policies, procedures, maps, bulletins, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
 
Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information and assistance; responds to requests for service or assistance; communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
 
Communicates with supervisors, officers, employees, other departments, dispatchers, law enforcement agencies, fire personnel, emergency/medical personnel, court officials, attorneys, victims, complainants, prisoners, suspects, the media, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to obtain information, coordinate activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
 
Attends shift meetings, training sessions and seminars as required to remain knowledgeable of departmental operations, to promote improved job performance, and to stay current with changing policies, procedures, codes, and criminal/civil case law; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations.

SKILLS 

Knowledge of legal studies, including case law, statutory law, and constitutional law.
Knowledge of various computer programs and basic legal terminology.
Knowledge of basic law enforcement procedures and protocols.
Excellent communication skills, including de-escalation techniques and crisis intervention.
Ability to interact with citizens from a variety of cultural and ethnographic backgrounds in stressful and dangerous encounters.
Excellent customer service skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to collect necessary information from citizens and write reports from limited information.
Ability to operate police vehicles and acquire proficiency in the use of all approved police weapons and equipment.
Ability to administer accident scene assistance/first aid and establish traffic control/police protection as needed.
Ability to work with little or no supervision in a high-stress environment.
Ability to render credible testimony in court.
Demonstrated mental/physical health as required by job functions.
Demonstrated sound judgment, stress tolerance, decisiveness, leadership, interpersonal insight, and persuasiveness.
Demonstrated knowledge of defensive tactics including unarmed combatants.
Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be a US Citizen.

 Must establish residence within a 35 mile radius of the Police Department.

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Must maintain a valid Missouri driver's license and safe driving record.

Must successfully pass all phases of the police hiring process (written tests, oral board interviews, polygraph examination, background investigation, psychological evaluation, personal history statement, physical exam and drug testing,

Must be able to work 12 hour shifts and rotate approximately every 8 months.

Must have a high school diploma or GED, be POST certified or able to obtain Missouri POST certification prior to employment.  

Must maintain CPR certification.  

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Resume, completed employment application and a minimum of 3 professional references are required for consideration. Position will remain open until filled. .

To apply online, complete the application process by clicking below; 

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28822/accounts/41234/positions/146709/apply

 

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