$16.04-$22.79 Hourly / $2,780.27-$3,950.27 Monthly / $33,363.20-$47,403.20 Yearly
Provides assistance to the public, writes initial police reports, compiles statistical data, and performs a variety of other limited administrative, informational, investigative, and traffic-related tasks within organizational units of the Police Department; explains city policies and procedures to the public in order to answer questions or inform them of same; makes citizen referrals as appropriate based on civil or criminal offenses.
Responds to inquiries and reported offenses from citizens over the phone and on a walkin basis; interviews citizens to elicit necessary information regarding reported offenses; takes statements from witnesses and gathers pertinent information; provides information and referrals to citizens needing assistance; conducts phone inquiries to obtain necessary information for later investigation (i.e., record checks, criminal history); prepares and submits police reports on a variety of offenses; proposes appropriate course of action on cases (refer to detectives, contact communications, etc.); determines if police unit should be dispatched to a scene for an investigation in order to facilitate prompt referral of a case; completes report supplements when information needs to be added or corrected; uses computer to enter and retrieve report information, report numbers, warrants, tag, and vehicle identification; receives and forwards evidence to Property Room; requests pickups on stolen vehicles, tags and missing persons; operates radio.
Maintains and updates daily/monthly logs and filing systems for departmental use (Neighborhood Watch, permits, crime prevention programs, pawn cards, impounded vehicles, etc.); compiles statistics and other information from files, records, and logs for use in reports, newsletters, and studies; prepares various types of reports, forms, and correspondence using computer or typewriter; reviews records for accuracy, completeness, and accepted standards; monitors security panel and closed-circuit television.
Assists in conducting latent and field investigations; initiates and completes paperwork necessary for misdemeanor affidavits, forfeitures, etc.; answers subpoenas and testifies in court; assists with monthly parking ticket reports, court cases, etc.; prepares transmittal forms of traffic citations in court; prepares press releases and gives to media.
Assists School Resource Officers in conducting demonstrations for the public; assists the explorer advisor with supervision of the police explorers; conducts tours of the Police Department; assists in coordination of special events; prepares written replies to letters of commendation received from citizens.
Completes daily vehicle inspection reports to determine maintenance requirements for immediate attention at the beginning and end of each shift; inspects motor vehicles for cleanliness and safe operating conditions and to request repairs; transports vehicles to various locations for maintenance work and repairs.
Performs related work as required.
Working knowledge of: the departments, functions, and services available within TPD and the city to provide accurate and timely information and referrals to citizens.
Ability to: learn and interpret pertinent laws, statutes, ordinances, and standard operating procedures necessary to perform the job; establish and maintain effective relations with the public, the media, if necessary, and co-workers; speak and communicate effectively; prepare accurate, complete, and grammatically correct police reports; understand and follow oral and written instructions; interview people and elicit the necessary information for completing reports; render appropriate decisions regarding the necessary course of action in cases; learn and satisfactorily perform various administrative, information, investigative, and traffic-related tasks required in sector assignments; operate office equipment; perform data entry and retrieval using a computer and software; operate a city vehicle, when necessary.