City of Goose Creek
  • Goose Creek, SC, USA
  • Varies based on education & experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Great benefits package including State Retirement, Paid Individual Medical/Dental/Life, Paid Holidays, Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Wellness Programs and many other benefits.


Police Officer Trainee

Choose a Career that Matters!

This is a great opportunity for a police professional to join our friendly police department.  Goose Creek, the municipality that Business Week called the best place to raise a family in South Carolina, is located minutes from the international tourist destination of Charleston, and the pristine beaches of coastal South CarolinaLocated 30 minutes outside Charleston, the City of Goose Creek offers an excellent State benefits package with employer paid individual insurance, SC Retirement system with additional retirement plan options, $5,000 tuition reimbursement program, vacation/sick/holiday paid time off, wellness incentives and much more! 


Police work is rewarding to those who commit to a career of public service. Work with a professional police department and enjoy excellent benefits while serving the community. The City of Goose Creek considers only the best qualified candidates who have demonstrated positive character and integrity in their personal and professional lives to fill our police officer vacancies.  

 

REQUIREMENT: The Police Supplemental Police Application must be completed and submitted in order to be considered for this position. The Supplemental Police Application can be downloaded in the Job Description area below this job description or downloaded from the job questions section once the questions are completed.  Please click on the Supplemental Application below or copy the link and paste into your browser url. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Step 1: PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION.

Step 2: PLEASE DOWNLOAD, PRINT AND COMPLETE THE POLICE SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION ATTACHED BELOW & AND RETURN TO pdhiring@cityofgoosecreek.com

The Goose Creek Supplemental Police Application must be completed and required documentation submitted in order to be considered for this position. This is the link to copy and paste into your url browser.  

https://cdn.appdocs.com/files/client-files/ApplicantPro%20Orgs/City%20of%20Goose%20Creek/New%20GCPD%20171%20Employment%20Application%20Supplement%205.18.20%20(1).doc

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for providing police services to the public for the purpose of maintaining public order and safety.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS       

  • Patrols areas within the City limits and enforces state and local laws; investigates crimes against persons and property and traffic accidents; apprehends and arrests criminals; serves warrants, subpoenas and other writs; processes bookings and photographs.
  • Promotes good public relations and performs such duties as providing house security checks, emergency protection, providing escorts through the City, conducting security stand-by and providing money escorts.
  • Engages in Community Oriented Policing activities.
  • Provides information and assistance to the public.
  • Prepares and presents cases in court.
  • Responds to emergency alarms as needed to include burglar alarms, armed robberies, assaults, domestic violence and prowler calls.
  • Deescalates situations to include counseling youth, suicidal subjects, mental subjects, married persons or persons in relationships, people in crisis, persons with weapons, and homicidal subjects.
  • Identifies mental illnesses, and acts accordingly on a case by case basis.
  • Serves as a guardian to those in need such as young children, the elderly, those with mental or physical illnesses, or anyone who does not have the ability to care for themselves.
  • Receives, reviews, processes, files and submits various reports and records including incident reports, supplement reports, accident reports, booking reports, witness statements, activity sheets, various forms and records, training reports and affidavits.
  • Performs crime scene processing as necessary.
  • Rolls fingerprints for criminals and citizens.
  • Utilizes problem solving skills to meet peaceable resolutions to all parties involved in a given incident.
  • Operates computers with a wide variety of applications and functions.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies as needed.
  • Speaks with citizens and provides them with information on deterring crime and additional safety tips.
  • Performs desk and dispatch duties as needed.
  • Attends various training throughout the year, including but not limited to firearm qualification, Electronic Control Device (ECD), handcuffing, baton, weaponless control tactics, Domestic Violence, legal updates and mental illness training.
  • Serves as back up to co-workers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma or GED. Some college preferred.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy certification or another state's law enforcement training academy, B.L.E.T. or P.O.S.T. required.
  • Two (2) years of work experience that demonstrates a high level of responsibility and dependability.
  • One (1) year of law enforcement related experience preferred
  • Any combination of education and experience totaling two (2) years may be considered.
  • Valid South Carolina Driver's License.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal criminal and civil law.
  • Knowledge of the procedures, guidelines and equipment used in law enforcement activities.
  • Knowledge of the geographic layout of the City.
  • Knowledge of controlled substances, and various chemicals which could cause hospitalization or death, if handled incorrectly.
  • Skill in implementation and enforcement of polices and guidelines.
  • Skill in the use of firearms and other specialized law enforcement equipment.
  • Ability to successfully complete police officer certification through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
  • Ability to use computers and various software programs, to include Word and Excel.
  • Ability to obtain DataMaster and RADAR/LIDAR certifications.
  • Ability to work under pressure, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is heavy and requires exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 50 pounds of force to move objects and the following physical abilities: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, fingering, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work is typically performed in the field exposed to inclement weather and traffic. The work requires the use of protective devices. Employee is exposed to hostile and volatile situations and may be exposed to situations that are life-threatening.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.  Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were written out in this job description.

The City reserves the right to revise this position description at any time.

  REQUIREMENT: The Police Supplemental Police Application must be completed and submitted in order to be considered for this position. The Supplemental Police Application can be downloaded in the Job Description area below the job description or downloaded from the job questions section once you complete the questions.  Please click on the Supplemental Application or copy it and paste into your browser. 

Police Recruiting Video Link

https://vimeo.com/259586555/8e44bd2854

IF A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT IS MADE, APPLICANT(S) MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A BACKGROUND SCREENING, PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST AND PHYSICAL (IF REQUIRED BY THE POSITION). ADDITIONAL TESTING IS REQUIRED FOR SPECIFIED POSITIONS AND POLICE DEPARTMENT APPLICANTS.


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