Patrol Deputy in the
Patrol Division is a sworn position that is responsible for the protection of
life and property, preservation of peace and order, prevention and suppression
of crime, arrest and prosecution of offenders, recovery and return of stolen
property, and regulation of traffic. His/her performance involves the frequent
exercise of independent initiative and judgment and excellent communications
This position requires considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and
technical aspects of modern law enforcement.
31. Performs other duties as assigned.
Typical duties, responsibilities, tasks and assignments of the Patrol Deputy in
the Patrol Division include:
1. Patrols the county in a vehicle or on foot during an assigned shift, to
prevent or detect criminal behavior, maintain order, and observe public safety
conditions and circumstances within the county.
2. Responds as primary
or backup unit to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, involving both
criminal and non-criminal matters.
3. Receives complaints, inquiries, and information from citizens, in person or
by telephone; provides aid, assistance, information, or referrals as required.
4. Talks to residents, merchants, and visitors to maintain good community
5. Reports hazardous
conditions to the appropriate authorities; contacts owners or authorized agents
to secure damaged, recovered, or illegally entered property or premises.
6. Investigates crimes, incidents, traffic crashes, alarms, and suspicious
activity or circumstances.
7. Searches persons, buildings, vehicles, and open areas with regard for both
proper tactics and constitutional safeguards.
8. Locates, preserves, collects, and processes physical evidence; takes
photographs; dusts for fingerprints; makes sketches and diagrams; maintains
chain of custody.
9. Identifies, locates
and interviews victims, complainants, witnesses, and suspects; conducts
custodial interrogations of arrested persons in accordance with constitutional
10. Enforces traffic laws by stopping motorists and issuing citations or
warnings as appropriate; directs traffic around traffic crashes, disabled
vehicles, or obstructions; enforces parking regulations.
11. Assists stranded
motorists and others in need of immediate assistance; gives directions to lost
motorists or pedestrians.
12. Controls crowds at crime scenes, fires, parades, demonstrations, and other
13. Makes arrests using only the amount of force reasonably necessary under the
circumstances; executes warrants, serves legal papers, issues summonses and
fingerprints, photographs, books, guards, and transports prisoners.
15. Prepares and
submits written reports and forms in accordance with departmental policy and
16. Operates radar or laser speed-detection devices, breath-testing equipment,
and other electronic equipment.
17. Uses discretion and judgment within the limits of the law and departmental
policy to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
18. Requests assistance as necessary to handle situations; keeps superior
officers informed of significant events or circumstances.
19. Cooperates with other law enforcement and public safety agencies in the
performance of official duties.
20. Files criminal charges, consults with prosecutors, and testifies at grand
juries, hearings, and trials as required.
21. Maintains proficiency and certification with weapons and other equipment as
22. Attends briefings, and training as required.
23. Reviews significant
activity reports, crime analysis bulletins, wanted posters, and other
information to maintain familiarity with criminal activity in the area.
24. Reviews statute
books, written directives, training materials, videotapes, and electronic
materials to maintain familiarity with laws and procedures.
25. Inspects vehicles, equipment, and uniforms, and keeps them in clean and
26. Assists supervisors with administrative tasks; handles supervisory tasks in
absence of supervisor.
27. Instructs departmental orientation and training courses as required.
28. Provides feedback and suggestions regarding departmental policies,
procedures, and equipment.
29. Represents the department at civic or other functions and with the media to
promote the safety of the community and the public relations of the department.
30. Performs related work as directed by superior officers.
Title: Correction Officer
Job Description – The position of
Corrections Officer is a non-sworn position under the direction of the jail
Captain. The Corrections Officer works
in all phases of prisoner care and jail operations. He/She works rotating shifts and may be
required to work overtime. The
Corrections Officer is supervised by the shift corporal or designated officer.
Note: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes
only. A particular position using this
title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job
may not be listed.
Examples of Work
Listens for unusual sounds in
cell blocks and elsewhere in the institution such as changes in noise level,
calls for help, cries of fire, arguments among inmates, scraping of metal, for
example, to maintain security, safety, and welfare of inmates and to react
properly in crisis situations.
Constantly observes inmates to detect violations of
institutional regulations or any unusual physical appearance or behavior of
inmates in various locations throughout the institution such as recreational
activities to protect the security, safety, and welfare of inmates.
Detects unusual odors such as
marijuana, fires, or alcohol to protect the security, safety, and welfare of
Keeps continual track of the
number of inmates in his/her immediate charge through periodic head counts, and
/or records in a log book all movements of inmates to the infirmary, work
detail, cell block area, visitation rooms, or other assignments to be aware at
all times of the whereabouts of inmates.
Patrols cell block areas, tiers,
grounds, and corridors to check for safety/security hazards such as fires,
smoke, broken pipes, unlocked doors, and windows/locks that have been tampered
with to protect the security, safety, and welfare of inmates and the
Escorts a group of inmates during
movements within or outside the institution to prevent disorder or breaches in
Physically restrains inmates when
necessary to prevent injuries to staff and other inmates and to maintain
Learns names and identification
numbers and recognizes faces of problem inmates by observing and receiving
information from other officers so that such persons can be closely observed;
briefs the officer on next shift as to unusual activities, and inmate status.
Listens to informers and
conversations among inmates to obtain information on escape attempts,
contraband, gambling, or other security matters; reports information in accord
with established policies, regulations, and procedures.
On reporting to work, attends
roll call and reads bulletins issued by the department or institution to keep
abreast of changes in policies/ regulations; receives work assignments.
Directs inmates in housekeeping
duties in the cell block area such as sweeping/mopping of floors, making beds,
and dusting/vacuuming to maintain sanitary conditions in the resident areas.
Completes short forms such as
head counts, bedding inventory, and safety reports to provide routine
Prepares concise factual reports
describing incidents of misbehavior or violation of rules to provide written
documentation for disciplinary hearings.
cells/dormitories in accord with established policies/regulations/.procedures
to find contraband articles.
Will be required to learn to
utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information
systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
Doing other related work
essential to operational needs, prescribed by law or policies, special events,
or as assigned by their supervisor or a commanding officer.
Job Description--The position of Police
Dispatcher is a non-sworn position under the direction of the Chief Deputy,
that is responsible for receiving and dispatching emergency and non-emergency
police and fire calls for service by telephone, radio, and/or computer,
providing information to the public, and operating the TLETS/NCIC terminal.
The position of Dispatcher may be either full-time or part-time depending upon
the needs of the department.
Duties and Responsibilities--Duties and responsibilities of the Dispatcher
include, but are not limited to, the following tasks and assignments:
1. Maintains a complete working knowledge of the function and operation of the
telephone, radio, computer-aided-dispatch, and TCIC/NCIC systems. Maintains a
working knowledge of the manual system of dispatch in the event the CAD system
2. Dispatches calls for service to appropriate units in accordance with
a. Uses good judgment and proper communications skills related to answering
phone calls for routine or emergency police service.
b. Quickly determines the type of call for service being made.
c. Asks relevant, pertinent questions and obtains the necessary information and
descriptions, to include:
* Name, address and phone number of complainant.
* Type of incident being reported.
* Location of the incident.
* Time occurred.
* Whether injuries exist.
* Weapons or any other life/safety concerns.
* Description and direction of travel of suspects or suspect vehicles.
d. Calms hysterical callers and controls the conversation
e. Informs the victim/witness of the agency's response, including direct law
enforcement service and/or referrals to other agencies.
f. Evaluates calls for service by emergency or non-emergency priority,
available unit(s), and holding time.
g. Assigns primary and back-up police and/or fire units as necessary.
h. Uses the alert tone as necessary and in accordance with established
i. Directs radio channels for emergency traffic as necessary.
j. Coordinates perimeters for K-9 tracks or other scenes.
k. Properly uses radio signals and codes, phonetic alphabet, and clear speech
l. Records the date and times of request, dispatch, arrival, and completion for
calls for service.
m. Issues event numbers and records the proper dispositions for calls that do
not have an event number.
n. Records all officer-initiated activity into the CAD system, indicating unit
number, location, and status.
o. Maintains a continuous awareness of the status and location of all units
operating on the primary channel.
p. Responds to requests made by field units and/or coworkers.
q. Monitors all radio traffic on the primary channel. Monitors secondary other
radio channels for activity that may affect units on the primary channel.
r. Remains alert to incoming computer transactions and information.
s. Prepares and broadcasts or disseminates via radio, mobile data or e-mail,
BOLO and extra patrol information when applicable.
t. Uses maps or CAD to decide jurisdictional questions or to assist road units
with the geography of an area.
3. Makes call outs of investigators, K-9s, crime-scene units, and other
specialized personnel at the direction of a Patrol supervisor.
4. Obtains rotation wreckers and impound wreckers for requesting field units.
5. Maintains rotation ambulance and wrecker schedules.
6. Makes necessary police business phone calls for field units.
7. Contacts other public service agencies and relays information as required.
8. Transfers calls to other divisions or personnel who can handle the request.
9. Provides information to officers or other agencies who may inquire.
10. Maintains the trespass warning log and warrant files.
11. Reports 911 telephone number errors, non-valid addresses, and other
problems to the Chief Deputy.
12. Operates the TCIC/NCIC terminal.
a. Queries and deciphers responses on wanted persons, articles, vehicles,
driver license information, vehicle registrations, etc.
b. Transmits responses promptly to the requesting unit insuring that sensitive
information is relayed discreetly to protect the officer's safety.
c. Responds promptly to all incoming TCIC/NCIC messages and relays incoming
messages or notices to the appropriate personnel.
d. Transmits communications to other law enforcement agencies.
e. Processes requests for criminal histories and disseminates and logs the
information according to TCIC/NCIC regulations.
f. Makes data entries and cancellations of missing persons, stolen vehicles,
articles, boats, securities license plates, and guns and completes the required
logs and forms.
g. Maintains a working knowledge of the TCIC Operating Manual and NCIC Agency
13. Advises Patrol supervisors and deputies of important situations and calls
14. Briefs the oncoming dispatcher to insure an orderly shift change.
15. Maintains an in depth knowledge of the various reference books and
materials available in the Communications Center.
16. Trains new employees in proper dispatch procedures.
17. Performs other related tasks as assigned.