Certified Police Officer

City of Kearney   Kearney, NE   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on July 16, 2022
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Certified Police Officer

Closes On: August 4, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST

Location: Police, Kearney, NE 68845
Department: Police
Job Status: Not Specified
Days Worked: Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Rate of Pay: $26.0347 - $37.3565
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Must submit a cover letter and resume. Please see job flyer for hiring schedule.
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Job Description Summary

Under general supervision, patrols an assigned beat and investigates incidents in the enforcement of law and order in the protection of life and property.  Work varies requiring individual judgment within prescribed standards and procedures.


Job Responsibilities

Patrols an assigned area on foot, on bicycle or automobile operation and after selection and appropriate training potentially operates motorcycle, for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations; responds to radio, computer and telephone dispatches and appears at scenes of disorder or crime; notes and reports traffic hazards; assists in controlling traffic at scenes of emergencies; investigates and prepares reports on offenses, accidents and damages to property; gives directions and information; makes custodial and non-custodial arrests; issues citations; occasionally serves at front service desk; serves warrants and subpoenas; gives warnings; prepares reports on arrests and property impounded; directs traffic; handles animal problems, inspects to assure property protection; inspects establishments providing alcoholic beverages and entertainment; intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public and maintain order; appears in court as a witness and arresting officer; transports prisoners; performs initial and follow-up investigations of crimes involving adults and juveniles; investigates complaints; interrogates persons whose actions are suspicious or criminal; issues citations for parking and moving violations; assists fire department and ambulance personnel in rendering first aid; assists in hazardous materials (haz-mat) spills; speaks before school and civic groups as required; serves on stake-outs and on surveillance; impounds and tags evidence; provides general assistance to the public; escorts parades and processions; trains in basic first aid and CPR; operates a computer and specific software; prepares reports of their own activities as well as investigative and operational reports; rotates through assignments and shifts; performs overtime as required; and performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education & Requirements

Law Enforcement Certified; must not have felony, Domestic Violence or other serious misdemeanor convictions; must possess good character as determined by thorough background investigation and meet Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification Standards and a valid driver’s license.  


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Mental Requirements -

Ability to read and comprehend written material.

Ability to listen to and apply information and instructions.

Ability to think logically and quickly during an emergency.

Ability to understand mathematical concepts to include basic arithmetic.

Ability to organize information and prepare written records.


Physical Requirements

Work Type:  Heavy, exerting up to 100lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 50lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 20lbs of force constantly to move objects or persons

Climbing/Balancing:  Climb inclines and ladders, uneven surfaces, balance required

Walking:  Moderate amount required

Stooping/Bending:  Frequently

Stand/Sit:  Sit about 50 percent of the time

Reaching:  Frequent, overhead as well as horizontal

Vision:  20/100 correctable to 20/20, with contact lenses no upper acuity limit correctable to 20/20

Color Vision:  Ability to distinguish colors

Hearing:  Frequently perceive nature of sounds by ear

Speech:  Frequently express ideas by means of spoken words

Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination: Frequently operates motor vehicles or bicycles requiring moderate ability

Manual Dexterity:  Frequently operates motor vehicles or bicycles requiring moderate ability


Job Advertisement

Certified Police Officer Flyer.pdf


The City of Kearney is a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and an EEO.