Specialized Police Officer (Part-time/On-Call)
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Deliver police services in a prompt and professional manner. Serve as District Court Bailiff and Security Officer. Assist Docket Coordinators, as needed. Serve arrest warrants on subjects at Criminal Justice Center. Make personal contact with people with outstanding warrants and/or tickets to encourage them to “turn themselves in”. Transport inmates to and from court, jail, medical facilities and other locations. Respond to citizen calls for police service at the Criminal Justice Center. Arrest, detain and restrain violators as necessary. Build positive police-community relations. Provide assistance and support to citizens attempting to improve neighborhood conditions and follow up to insure effectiveness. Enforce local, state and federal statutes within scope of administrative limitations. Provide information and advise to the public on crime and public safety matters. Promote a positive relationship between the community and the Agency. Prepare a variety of written and verbal reports on criminal and non-criminal activities. Assist other officers with tasks or assignments as necessary. Testify in court as required. Other duties as assigned.
Ability to function effectively in highly stressful situations. Ability to exercise discretion and judgment in completion of assignments. Computer literate. Good physical and mental condition. Good social and communications skills with all social and cultural groups. General intelligence and decision-making ability. The Specialized Police Officer normally works within the Criminal Justice Center, including the jail. However, they could be called upon to work in the field in the case of an emergency situation. The ability to communicate with people under adverse circumstances is required. A Specialized Police Officer working in an non commissioned capacity will have limited job duties including no arrest authority or the ability to carry a weapon. A Specialized Police Officer working in an non commissioned capacity will assist in transports only when Specialized Police Officer that is commissioned is present.
Applications will be accepted at the Arkansas City Hall Personnel Office or the Bi-State Building, 3rd Floor from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The City of Texarkana, Arkansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides all applicants and employees equal opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.