Job Listing - Washington City Utah

Police Officer

Department: Police

Division: Patrol

Effective Date: 09/11/19| Closing Date: Upon Hire

Salary: $41,302-$61,952 (police officer 1)

Salary: $46,437-$69,656(police officer 2)

Salary: $49,240-$73,860 (police officer 3)

(salary negotiable) (Lateral transfers Considered)

General Purpose:

Performs a variety of entry-level technical law enforcement duties related to enforcing the laws, maintaining the peace, and protecting the citizens of Washington City. Read about our department at

Supervision Received:

Works under the general supervision of the Sergeant, Lieutenant or Police Chief.

Supervision Exercised:


Essential Functions:

Patrols all areas of Washington City in police vehicles including the city streets and alleys, checking for unlocked doors, windows and building security; makes business location and residential house checks for possible illegal activities.

Responds to calls for assistance; secures crime scenes for evidence searches; makes preliminary investigation and interrogates complainants, witnesses and suspects; completes complaint questionnaires; performs case follow-up and assists with investigation activities as assigned; makes arrests.

Controls traffic and enforces traffic laws and ordinances; directs traffic, assists motorists, issues citations and warnings for moving violations, D.U.I. 's, and investigates accidents involving motor vehicles; prepares and submits accidents, offense, arrests and other forms and reports as necessary.

Serves processes, notices, summons and subpoenas and keeps records of dispositions.

Escorts prisoners to and from county jail or from one location to another; subdues unruly prisoners when necessary.

Completes comprehensive reports of daily activities and enforcement actions; prepares for court cases and testifies in court when required.

Cleans and maintains assigned firearms and vehicles and other special equipment.

Performs ongoing public relations to enhance the image of the department within the community.

Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education and Experience:
  1. Graduation from high school; completion of Police Officers Standards and Training Academy (POST) is preferred, but not required.

  2. No experience necessary;
  1. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Some knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment; applicable federal, state, county, and city laws and ordinances and departmental rules and regulations; hazardous waste classifications and emergency procedures related to control, containment and confinement; investigative procedures and practices; legal liabilities associated with arrest and law enforcement; courtroom procedures and laws of evidence.

    Skill in the use of firearms, the operation of police vehicles and other specialized equipment including breathalyzers, radar units, police batons and restraining devices; basic CPR, First Aid and emergency response driving.

    Ability to react effectively in emergency, life and death, and stress situations; exhibit imagination, initiative and problem-solving capability in coping with a variety of law enforcement situations; follow standard safety practices and procedures common to law enforcement work; perform work requiring good physical condition; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
  2. Special Qualifications:
    P.O.S.T. certifiable as LEO peace officer preferred.
    Must be clear of a prior criminal record.
    Must possess a valid Utah State Driver's License.
    Must maintain firearm proficiency.
    Must maintain law enforcement certification by completing annual training requirements (40 hrs.).
    Must become certified in several specific job related tasks and equipment.
    Must pass and maintain the Department fitness test.
  3. Work Environment:
    Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment, but subject to all seasonal and weather extremes. Constant travel. Many functions of the work pose a high degree of hazard uncertainty. Physical readiness essential to effective job performance. Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving. Continuous use of motor skills.


Contributions into the URS pension.

PEHP 80/20 Traditional Healthcare plan (no cost to employee for family coverage).

PEHP Dental plan (no cost to the employee for coverage) cost associated with addition of dependents.

Vision plan (no cost to employee for family coverage).

Life Insurance $50,000

It is the policy of Washington City to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity standards in all phases of personnel administration: job structuring, recruitment, examination, selection, appointment, placement, training, upward mobility, discipline, discharge, etc, without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or veteran status.

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