Agency: Oklahoma City Police Department
Location: Oklahoma City OK
Industry: Protective Service
Occupational Category: Law Enforcement
Salary: $44,098.56 - $61,596.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 201700222
Closing: 10/1/2017 11:59 PM Central
Job Summary and Essential Job Functions
This job is located in the Police Department and is the entry-level position for all sworn officers.
Prior to the
initial job assignment, the employee is required to complete college level work
in the Police Department Recruit Academy, and successfully pass the law
enforcement proficiency examination mandated by the Oklahoma Council on Law
Enforcement Education and Training (C.L.E.E.T.) for entry level police officers.
Applicants must also meet the minimum physical standards set forth by the State
of Oklahoma in the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement Board Administrative
Upon completion of the Police Recruit Academy, the probationary officer is assigned to field duty, which consists of both routine and complex law enforcement responsibilities, and can include assignment(s) in specialized law enforcement units. This job requires the officer to enforce federal and state laws, city ordinances, case laws and to adhere to departmental policies and procedures. Actions taken on the job can have a strong impact on the safety and welfare of the public and an officer can be involved in situations resulting in the loss of life or in the taking of another person's life.
An officer is the most visible representative of the local government in a range of public relations functions, including; talking to a variety of groups and individuals, communicating with other law enforcement agencies; and talking with professionals such as judges, lawyers, and doctors. The job is also physically demanding, requiring the stamina and strength to work assigned shifts under all environmental conditions, ride in or drive a motor vehicle safely for extended periods of time, defend himself/herself and others in actual physical combat, occasionally lift and move people or heavy objects and climb, jump, or otherwise overcome physical obstacles and run various distances.
Be a citizen of the United States
21-45 years of age. (Applicants may complete an application and proceed in the hiring process at 20 years of age if they will turn 21 by the start date of the next academy class.)
Valid driver's license
Good moral character
Suitable emotional stability
Acceptance into the Oklahoma State Police Pension and Retirement System
High school diploma or GED certificate
LAW ENFORCEMENT TEST
Most law enforcement agencies require candidates to pass a qualification exam.
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