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City of Blackfoot - Patrol Officer
Last updated on October 08, 2023
PST Partner Agency since March 18, 2022
Under general supervision, enforces all federal, state laws and local ordinances relating to public safety & welfare
Performs all duties in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, law, regulations and standards of safety
Works independently under stressful, high-risk conditions
Performs routine patrol duties, including but not limit to, patrolling assigned areas, responding to emergency calls and/or public calls for assistance, investigating criminal incidents, apprehending and arresting suspects & violent persons, securing crime scenes, issuing traffic citations/summonses, seizing property and/or criminal evidence, maintaining public order, interrogating suspects, transporting prisoners and mental patients, responding to fire calls, as well as other related duties as required
Reports to shift Sergeant
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
May serve in other specialized areas such as community services, criminal investigations, administrative services, field training, firearms training, special weapons and tactical (SWAT) unit, or other assignment;
Organizes and participates in community policing and community service projects, as directed;
Contacts, cooperates, and coordinates with other law enforcement and non-law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses;
All ranks of sworn Police Officers are considered critical municipal employees and, as such, are subject to the City's On-Call Requirement Policy. This policy states that critical municipal employees are expected to respond to an emergency, prepared and ready for work, within 30 minutes from the time of the call. The 30 minute response time must be accomplished by not violating any State, County or City laws.
Certified/Certifiable officers will be given the opportunity to join the patrol division after completing the hiring process. This includes but is not limited to: polygraph, background investigation, board interviews, drug screening/psychological exam, and an interview with the Chief of Police. All other applicants are subject to the same process to also include, but not limited to, written and physical exams. Positions are appointed at the discretion of the Chief of Police and other City officials
Applicants must have a valid/current driver's license with no suspensions or DUIs. Any uncertified applicant must be able to obtain certification from Idaho POST Academy.
Blackfoot is a city in Bingham County, Idaho. The population is 12,500. The city is the county seat of Bingham County. Blackfoot boasts the largest potato industry in any one area, and is known as the "Potato Capital of the World." It is the site of the Idaho Potato Museum, and the home of the world's largest baked potato and potato chip.
It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for those that live in, or visit, our community. Furthermore, we value our employees and are committed to improving their quality of life in the workplace.
# of Staff: 31
City of Blackfoot - Patrol Officer has 2 vacancies.
Testing for Patrol Officer future hiring pool
Starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
$21.46 to $29.61 DOE
The City of Blackfoot offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of our employees.
· Medical Benefits
· Dental Benefits 100% paid by the City
· Vision Benefits 100% paid by the City
· PERSI Retirement Plan with Matching Contributions
· Short Term Disability
· Life Insurance
· AD&D Insurance
· Flexible Spending Account
· Wellness Program
· Employee Assistance Program
· Personal Time Off
· Thirteen Paid Holidays
· Discounts at the Blackfoot Municipal Golf Course
· Fitness Pay
· Shift Differentials
City of Blackfoot - Patrol Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
The PAT is not required in order for the department to receive your scores, however, it will be required later in the hiring process.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Valid Class D Driver's License Required|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||No adult felony convictions at any time.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||None.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||
Idaho POST Certification required. Any uncertified applicant must be able to obtain certification or challenge certification from Idaho POST Academy.
|Veterans Preference Points||Yes|
City of Blackfoot - Patrol Officer Disqualifiers
The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.
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