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Police Sergeant

Company: Town of Pagosa Springs
Location: pagosa springs
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Town of Pagosa Springs is seeking to hire a Police Sergeant to work in our Police Department. This is a full time position and eligible for benefits. Starting wages for this position are $59,517 annual dependent upon experience.

The individual selected for this position will perform first-line supervisory duties as needed to assist in coordinating the day-to-day law enforcement operations of the town and perform field supervision to coordinate the enforcement of federal, state and local laws and municipal ordinances as needed to preserve the peace and protect citizen rights and property.

Essential Duties
  • Attends command and staff meetings; conducts shift briefings, communicates department memos, announces court dates and schedule changes; exercises supervision over lower ranking officers assigned as field training officers; coordinates assignments and assists in the performance of duties as needed; observes and evaluates work performed by subordinate officers; ensures compliance with established policies and procedures; provides policy interpretations and judgments to subordinate officers; delivers and implements managerial directives and communicates subordinate concerns to management; reviews and quality checks shift incident reports; sits on specialty review boards and committees as assigned.
  • Monitors departmental and officer status for compliance with state training requirements; maintains tracking system of training needs; schedules officers; participates in the development and delivery of special training programs; assists to write and revise training manuals.
  • Serves as a department specialist, trainer, and/or supervisor in various technical aspects of law enforcement, such as firearms, special training (domestic violence, etc.), school resource, community watch, community relations etc.; ensures that officers are properly certified and maintains certification records; coordinates FTO program.
  • Oversees utilization of law enforcement administration software; monitors criminal case, incident, and violation data entry and maintenance; ensures timely updating of case final disposition; delivers staff training related to software methods, procedures and practices.
  • Directs ongoing investigations; oversees technical services and evidence functions; directs or performs criminal investigations; assigns cases for investigation; monitors case progress and approves final disposition; develops and maintains intelligence information; conducts in-depth investigations of criminal activities; processes scene of crime; finds, identifies, marks and preserves evidence; questions witnesses and victims; prepares all necessary reports; coordinates narcotics intelligence and tips.
  • May assist investigations on major felony crimes; works closely with Detective and/or Assistant Police Chief in solving difficult cases.
  • Performs surveillance; obtains search warrants; works closely with Town and/or District attorney concerning legalities involved in certain cases, arrests; contacts other agencies and law enforcement jurisdictions to exchange information, including but not limited to military, NCIC, FBI, DEA, ATF and other criminal history or intelligence resources; performs activities related to the enforcement of the Controlled Substance Act.
  • Reviews cases being prepared for trial with emphasis on the evidentiary and legal issues crucial to successful prosecution. Prepares detailed reports of activities and investigations made; consults with prosecutors and prepares case reports for court action; testifies in court. Assists in obtaining, enhancing, preparing, or presenting exhibits or other evidence in court as required.
  • Acts as shift/field supervisor and coordinates shift activities; performs as a working supervisor; monitors shift personnel in the performance of their duties and conducts performance evaluations; makes recommendations which affect job status such as retention, advancement, and discipline.
  • Patrols town to prevent and suppress crime and enforce federal and state laws and town ordinances; apprehends criminals in the act of or after the act of a crime; provides public assistance to residents; patrols certain areas to detect violations of the law; serves warrants, summons and subpoenas; makes arrests and transports offenders to jail; attends court and gives testimony.
  • Reviews all reports and citations generated; monitors reports and logs for the patrol functions of such things as cases handled and property recovered.
  • Responds to calls for assistance, secures crime scenes for evidence searches; makes investigation and interviews complainants, witnesses, and interrogates suspects; controls traffic and enforces traffic laws and ordinances; directs traffic, assists motorists, issues citations and warnings for DUIs, moving violation and investigates accidents involving motor vehicles; prepares and submits accident, offense, arrests and related reports as necessary.
  • May serve as tactical team leader or direct team operations.
  • When available, provides backup for officers (24 hours a day).
  • Subject to on-call supervisor status.
  • Performs related duties as required.
Qualifications

Graduation from high school or GED plus specialized training provided through formal academic course, formal supervisory training provided through in-service, professional workshops, or P.O.S.T., and possess a Colorado P.O.S.T or provisional certification; AND Five (5) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of legal environment associated with police operations; modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment; applicable Federal, State, County laws, and Municipal ordinances and departmental rules and regulations. Working knowledge of hazardous waste classifications and emergency procedures related to control, containment, and confinement; principles of supervision; federal, state, county, and town ordinances; principles of law enforcement operations; investigative procedures and practices; legal liabilities associated with arrest, use of force, and law enforcement; court room procedures and laws of evidence.

Skill in the art of diplomacy and creative problem solving; the proper use and care of firearms and familiar with the operation of other tactical police equipment; the management of sensitive law enforcement issues and interdepartmental conflicts; basic CPR, First Aid, and emergency vehicle operation.

Ability to react effectively in emergency and stress situations; exhibit imagination, initiative and problem-solving capability in coping with a variety of law enforcement situations; demonstrate leadership and management abilities; follow standard safety practices and procedures common to law enforcement work; perform work requiring good physical condition; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.

Keywords: Town of Pagosa Springs, Santa Fe , Police Sergeant, Other , pagosa springs, New Mexico

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