Employment Applications can be picked up and turned into Dawn Marsh at the La Junta Senior Center located at the intersection of 2nd Street and Raton Ave.
The City of La Junta has an opening for a Police Officer. The position is full-time. See below job description for further details.
All interested individuals must submit the required application to the Personnel Office by (there is currently no deadline).
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Under direction of the shift supervisor, patrols an assigned beat in the enforcement of law and order and prevention of crime; takes intensive field and basic training in the early period of employment.
DUTIES-EXAMPLES OF WORK
ESSENTIAL DUTIES ARE: Operates an automobile in patrolling an assigned area for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations; responds to radio and telephone dispatches and appears at scenes of disorder or crime; is first responder to fire and other emergencies; notes and reports traffic hazards; assists in controlling traffic at scenes of emergencies; investigates and prepares reports on accidents, offenses, and damages to property; gives directions and information; operates radar; makes arrests; issues citations; serves warrants and subpoenas; gives verbal warnings; prepares reports on arrests and property impounded; directs traffic; occasionally serves as dispatcher; inspects establishments providing alcoholic beverages and entertainment; intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public and maintain order; requests medical attention when necessary; appears in court as arresting or investigating officer; transports prisoners; performs initial investigations and assists in the investigations of crimes involving adults or juveniles; investigates complaints; interrogates persons whose actions are suspicious; assists fire and other departments as required; enforces animal control ordinances; assists with crime prevention; issues citations for parking and moving violations; impounds and tags evidence; prepares a number of reports of own activities and incidents; assists other agencies as situations require; participates in in-service, basic and other training; takes assignments in specific areas as in traffic and investigations; checks, services and cleans patrol car; may lead reserve officers.
OTHER DUTIES INCLUDE: Performs other duties as assigned.
Ability to read, interpret and understand departmental rules, polices, instructions, laws, regulations and police literature, together with an aptitude for law enforcement work.
Ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective and reasonable course of action giving due regard to the surrounding hazards and circumstances of each situation.
Ability to write clear and accurate reports.
Ability to learn the use and care of automobile and small firearms.
Willing to submit to extensive training.
Ability to perform moderate physical work and to lift and carry up to 25 pounds regularly and occasionally over 100 pounds.
Ability to stand, climb, kneel, twist, ride, pinch, pick, reach, grasp, walk, sit, bend, crawl, push, pull and perform a variety of similar body movements.
Possesses hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to use weapons, office equipment and computer and operate a vehicle.
Ability to talk and hear in person and by telephone and two-way radio, use a Teletype and FAX.
Ability to see and read instructions and computer screens, fill out reports, observe crime scenes and conduct investigations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, officials, and the public.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Any combination of experience and training equivalent to an Associates Degree in Law Enforcement or a minimum of 45 semester credit hours toward an Associates Degree. Acquisition of an Associates degree within 1 year of hire.
Possession of a valid Colorado driver’s license; ability to obtain a Colorado Basic Peace Officer Certification as a Colorado State Peace Officer within 6 months of hire.