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Police Officer

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Mobile County Personnel Board
Physical Address
Mobile, AL 36606
Job Description

This is general duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
An employee in this class performs routine patrol, preliminary investigations and traffic control duties in a designated area on an assigned shift. Work may be performed in cruiser cars, patrol boats, on motorcycles or on foot. Police officers may also be assigned to perform specialized duties in support of specific units or sections. Work may involve an element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without immediate supervision and exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies. Specific work assignments are made by a Police Sergeant or other superior and work methods and results are checked through personal inspections, review of reports and discussions.
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.)
Patrols in a designated area of the City on foot, in a patrol boat, on a radio-equipped motorcycle, or in an audio-equipped car to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic and to enforce motor vehicle operation and parking regulations. Answers calls and complaints involving fire, automobile accidents, robberies, neighborhood disturbances and other misdemeanors and felonies. Secures the scene of crime, obtains witnesses and makes arrests. Testifies as a witness in court in connection with arrests and citations made. Administers first aid at the scene of automobile accidents. Interviews witnesses, gathers information and prepares detailed reports. Interviews persons with complaints and inquiries and attempts to make proper disposition or direct them to proper authorities. Gives advice on laws and ordinances and general information to the public.
Attends regular training classes in police methods, first aid, target practice and related subjects.
Keeps informed with respect to persons of known bad character and places of questionable legality within an assigned area.Transfers prisoners. Serves warrants, subpoenas and other legal notices. Operates radar unit in enforcing traffic laws. Issues traffic citations.
Fills out traffic accident and criminal offense reports. Escorts funerals, wide loads and mobile homes. Assists in the docket room or in the court. Gathers statistics on accidents and violations. When assigned to the juvenile division, works with delinquency problems.
Performs related work as required.
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