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Police Officer


Under supervision, patrols an assigned beat and investigates incidents in the enforcement of law and order, and in the protection of life and property; takes intensive field and basic training in the early period of employment.


Operates an automobile in patrolling an assigned area for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations; responds to radio and telephone dispatches and appears at scenes of disorder or crime; notes and reports traffic hazards; assists in controlling traffic at scenes of emergencies; investigates and prepares reports on accidents, offenses and damages to property; performs some follow-up investigations.

Develops and collects evidence; gives directions and information; makes arrests; issues citations; serves warrants and subpoenas; gives verbal warnings; prepares reports on incidents, arrests and property impounded; directs traffic; tries doors to determine that buildings are locked; inspects establishments providing alcoholic beverages and entertainment.

Works with prosecutor to prepare for court and to testify in court.

Intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public and maintain order; appears in court as arresting officer; transports prisoners; performs initial investigations of crimes involving adults and juveniles; investigates complaints; interrogates persons whose actions are suspicious; issues citations for parking and moving violations.

Assists fire and other departments as required; speaks before school and civic groups as required; impounds and tags evidence; escorts parades and processions; prepares a number of reports of own activities and incidents; is in contact with other agencies as situations require; participates in in-service, basic and other training; takes assignments in specific areas as in traffic or investigation; assists animal control officers and performs their function when they are not on duty.

Performs other work which is consistent with the essential elements of the job.


Ability to read, interprets and understand departmental policies, laws, rules, instructions, regulations and police literature.

Possesses an aptitude for law enforcement work and physical agility.

Ability to control combative individuals and protect self and others.

Ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective and reasonable course of action given 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 establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors and the public.


Any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school.


Possession of a valid driver’s license; ability to achieve certification in law enforcement within one year of appointment; twenty-one years of age; ability to obtain within five and one-half years from date of hire, an AA degree in criminal justice or a related field. If applicant has earned a degree in an unrelated field the applicant must earn fifteen hours of Criminal Justice College credits within five and one-half years.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  November 27, 2015

SALARY RANGE (Non-certified):  $18.11 to $25.16          SALARY RANGE (Nebraska Certification):  $20.76 to $25.16

HOURS:  Currently working 12 hour shifts with every other week resulting in a 3 day weekend.

BENEFITS:  Click Here for a summary of benefits.

APPLICATION:  Click Here for a police officer application packet

For more information on salary, benefits and the selection process visit the Recruiter’s Corner.