Patrol Officer

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Patrol Officer Job Description

A Patrol Officer works to maintain the peace and protect the community by enforcing laws. Patrol Officers work rotational shifts patrolling their assigned area to prevent crime and respond to calls for help.


  • Monitor an assigned area, looking out for suspicious, unauthorized or illegal activity
  • Have the authority to issue citations, serve warrants of arrest or arrest persons on misdemeanor and felony charges
  • Must be ready at all times to respond to reports of possible crime or emergencies, such as car accidents or robberies.
  • Quickly arrive on scene and work to secure the area, administer emergency first aid and summon necessary assistance.
  • Regulate traffic on roads and check the speed of vehicles using radar, laser and pacing.
  • As the public face of the police department to the community, they regularly meet and talk with citizens, providing information, directions and assistance.
  • May visit local businesses to determine needs for service, and schools to build up trust and provide information to students.

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