Capitol Police Officer I - III

Recruitment #040819-MBBB02-450200

Summary Statement

Capitol Police Officers perform services granted by statute with the authority and duty to enforce criminal laws and are responsible for the prevention, detection and investigation of crime.  These positions provide law enforcement, protective services and policing work.  The incumbent provides protection of persons and property against loss, injury or disturbance resulting from criminal acts, accidents and other hazards.

Career Ladder

Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Implements appropriate law enforcement action in response to criminal, domestic violence, traffic, miscellaneous complaints and other activities.
     
  • Investigates suspicious and criminal activity which includes detecting, collecting and preserving physical evidence, interviewing victims, witnesses, suspects and defendants, processing charging documents, executing search and arrest warrants and processing defendants.
     
  • Performs vehicle and foot patrol of assigned areas.
     
  • Performs community policing through informational presentations and educational seminars for other state agencies, schools, the public and community organizations.
       
  • Provides protective services to judges, victims, jurors, witnesses, state employees and visitors, legislators and the general public as needed.
     
  • Provides assistance to other law enforcement agencies as back-up or primary response.
     
  • Takes physical custody of and transports felons and  prisoners to appropriate facilities.
     
  • Presents evidence and testimony and prosecutes cases in court.
      
  • Prepares a variety of reports pertaining to response of incidents, daily activities, investigations and training.

Job Requirement Series

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Capitol Police Officer I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a State of Delaware Council on Police Training Certificate.
  2. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Capitol Police Officer II
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a State of Delaware Council on Police Training Certificate.
  2. At least one year experience as a Certified Police Officer.
  3. Six months experience in narrative report writing.
  4. Knowledge of staff training.
  5. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Capitol Police Officer III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a State of Delaware Council on Police Training Certificate.
  2. At least three years experience as a certified police officer.
  3. Six months experience in conducting investigations which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
  4. Six months experience in narrative report writing.
  5. Six months experience in staff training.
  6. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Additional Posting Information

This position will have Statewide responsibilities which requires travel throughout the State.  The State of Delaware provides transportation services to State agencies.

Conditions of Hire

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization). The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee. The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.

As a condition of hire, if the successful candidate's State of Delaware Council on Police Training has become inactive (per Council regulations) the successful candidate must obtain an active certificate within 90 days of employment.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.    

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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