City of Enid

  • Police Officer

    Deadline for Applications
    Employee Group
    Work Schedule
    Availability to work one of three 10-hour shifts, as assigned by the Chief of Police
    Regular Full-Time
    USD $37,049.91/Yr.
    515 Police
  • Position Description





    POSITION TITLE:  Police Officer                                  DEPARTMENT:  Police            


    POSITION CODE:  P15150                                            FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt


    POSITION REPORTS TO: Police Sergeant, Police Chief




    BLS COMPARABLE:  33-3051.01 Police Patrol Officers





    • 21  years of age
    • English proficiency
    • U.S. Citizen.
    • Possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record
    • Must not be a current user of controlled substances
    • Must not be a convicted felon or have disqualifying criminal histories or pending criminal or civil actions
    • Must have acceptable MMPI (or related psychological examination) score
    • Must demonstrate physical agility through prescribed testing
    • Subject to post offer, pre-employment drug screen
    • Subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and pre-employment polygraph
    • Subject to signing a confidentiality agreement


    POSITION PURPOSE: Prevents and deters crime through community patrol, crime investigation, and enforcement of state law and municipal ordinance.




    • Successfully complete the departmental Field Training Program  under the direction of a Field Training Officer during the one year probationary period
    • Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.
    • Patrol City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law.
    • Interrogates suspects, interviews witnesses and drivers.
    • Investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents. Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Takes measurements and draws diagram of scene.
    • Coordinates activities with other officers or other City departments as needed.  Exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice and direction from supervisors, regarding cases, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned.
    • Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities. Preserve evidence using training and standard acceptable practices. Complete daily log of activity.
    • Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.
    • Operate cell phones, two-way radios, handguns; shotguns, rifles, radar equipment, breathalyzer equipment, camera equipment and other equipment as required and demonstrate proficiency as required.
    • Identify, pursue, physically apprehend and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
    • Drive patrol vehicle responding promptly to calls for assistance.
    • Review facts of incidents to determine if criminal act or statute violations were involved.
    • Render aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries.
    • Investigate traffic accidents and other accidents to determine causes and to determine if a crime has been committed.
    • Testify credibly in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases.
    • Read and interpret maps and give directions.  Photograph or draw diagrams of crime or accident scenes and interview principals and eyewitnesses.
    • Maintains departmental equipment, supplies and facilities.


    • Maintains contact with the  general public, court officials and other city officials in the performance of police operating activities. 


    • Maintain confidentiality of records.


    • Provide assistance to other departments as needed.


    • Perform other duties as required.




    • The Police Department runs smoothly and efficiently.
    • Laws are understood, adhered to and enforced in accordance with statutes and ordinances.
    • Contact with public is  professional and meets departmental standards.
    • Effective working relations exist  with City personnel.
    • Management is appropriately informed.
    • Employee understands and adheres to applicable departmental rules, regulations and policies.
    • The City’s professional reputation is maintained.





    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:                  High school diploma or general education degree (GED).  Some college preferred.


    CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:                  Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License at the time of hire.  Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) certified, or able to obtain within 12 months of employment. 




    Public   Safety and Security                    Knowledge  of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote   effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of   people, data, property, and institutions.

    Law   and Government                             Knowledge  of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations,   agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    English   Language                                     Knowledge of the structure and content of   the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of   composition, and grammar.

    Psychology                                             Knowledge  of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability and personality.

    Clerical                                                    Knowledge  of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word   processing, managing files and records and other office procedures and   terminology.




    Problem Sensitivity                               The ability to   recognize that a problem exists and act upon the problem to reach an   acceptable solution.

    Oral   Expression                                      The ability to communicate information and   ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Deductive   Reasoning                           The ability to   apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    Inductive   Reasoning                             The ability to   combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions.

    Oral   Comprehension                            The ability to   listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words   and sentences.

    Selective   Attention                               The ability to   concentrate on multiple tasks over a period of time without being distracted.

    Handwriting                                           The   ability to spell and write legibly.

    Reaction   Time                                       The   ability to quickly respond appropriately (with the hand, finger, or foot) to   a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.





    FINGER DEXTERITY:    Manual dexterity sufficient to fire firearms, arms, reach/handle items, work with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.


    VISUAL ABILITIES:      The ability to see details at a distance (far vision). The ability to see details at close range (Near Vision, within a few feet of the observer.)  Ability to have peripheral and depth perception. 


    PHYSICAL STRENGTH:  Must be able to run 1.5 miles in 15:30 minutes; do 25 consecutive push-ups; and 29 sit-ups in 60 seconds and a 300 meter sprint in 1:09 seconds and State Standards as established by CLEET. . Must be able to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods.  Must be able to walk, run, balance, climb, overhead reach, and occasional stooping, crouching, squatting; kneeling; and crawling required.


    LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION:   Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write legibly and complete routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before individuals and groups.


    REASONING ABILITY:    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed and involved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving variables in unstandardized situations.  Ability to make quick decisions.


    MATHEMATICS ABILITY:   Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, oral and diagram form.


    WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS:  Availability to work one of three 10-hour shifts, as assigned by the Chief of Police.  Ability to work holidays, weekends, and long hours as necessary. Variable lunch period and breaks in coordination with other police personnel.


    WORK CONDITIONS:    While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high precarious places; and with explosives and may be exposed to wet and/or hot humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibrations.  Noise level is usually moderate, but may be higher than moderate when working in traffic. 






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    In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.


    This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs and requirements of the job changes.


    I have reviewed this job description and I can perform the essential functions of this position, with or without, reasonable accommodations.  I have also received or have been offered a copy of this job description. 


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