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Merchantville Borough
Full Time Police Officer

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Position Title: Full Time Police Officer
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: Merchantville Borough
Address: 1 West Maple Avenue
City: Merchantville
State: NJ    Zipcode: 08109
Contact: Detective Sergeant Brian Callaway
Phone: 8566620507
Fax: 8566620896
Email Address: rgrassia@merchantvillenj.gov

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

GENERAL DUTIES

A. Investigate:

1. Crimes
2. Disorderly and petty disorderly offenses
3. Borough of Merchantville Ordinance Violations
4. Traffic Accidents
5. Non-Criminal Complaints
6. Dog or Animal Complaints
7. General Complaints

B. Report:

1. Road Conditions or Hazardous Conditions
2. Street Lights Out
3. Dead or Sick Animals
4. Animals Struck by Motor Vehicles
5. Damaged Road Signs
6. Lost or Found Items

C. Enforce the Law:

1. State Criminal Code, Title 2C
2. Borough of Merchantville Ordinance
3. State Traffic Laws, Title 39

D. Assist:

1. The public with direction or information
2. Disabled motorists
3. Other police agencies
4. Official Boards or Committees of Borough of Merchantville
5. Direction of traffic

E. Complete Patrol of Zone or Zones

F. Answer And Document All Assigned Calls:

1. Radio
2. Walk Up
3. Including Any Origination of an Assignment

G. Escorts:

1. Funeral
2. General (Stranded Motorists, etc.)
3. Bank Escorts from or to Borough of Merchantville Hall (only)

H. Man School Crossing Guard Posts

I. Checks:

1. Vacant Houses
2. Businesses
3. Banks and Borough of Merchantville Buildings
4. Vacation Check Cards

J. Operate Radar

K. Check Patrol Vehicles:

1. Lights
2. Tires
3. Oil
4. Gas
5. General Conditions
6. Request Repairs If Needed

L. Cover Special Events

M. Be proficient with the use of all Emergency Equipment.

N. Fulfill the job responsibilities of the Police Clerk when assigned.

O. Transport Prisoners (Refer to Policy Prisoner Transportation)

VI. HANDLING ASSIGNMENTS

A. Proceed to the scene promptly and safely.
B. Render assistance to the injured.
C. Effect the arrest of the criminal.
D. Locate and Identify witnesses.
E. Interview the complainant and the witnesses.
F. Maintain the crime scene and protect the evidence.
G. Note all conditions, events and remarks.
H. Arrange for the collection of evidence.
I. Report the incident fully and accurately.
J. Yield the responsibility to the follow-up investigator.
V. POLICE OFFICER - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

A. To adequately perform the responsibility of a police officer, the candidate must be able to perform the essential functions of the position.

1. Walk, sometimes for long periods of time, in extreme weather conditions, in physically hazardous locations.

2. Run, sometimes sprinting at a high rate of speed for a short distance, in extreme weather conditions, in physically hazardous locations.

3. Ascent or descent stairs.
4. Climb over, pull up over, and jump over obstacles.
5. Jump down from elevated surfaces or areas.
6. Climb or crawl through openings.
7. Crawl under obstructions or in confined areas.
8. Balance on uneven or narrow surfaces.
9. Use body force to gain entrance or break through barriers.
10. Push objects, vehicles, or persons.
11. Pull objects or persons.
12. Lift and carry objects or persons.
13. Drag objects or persons.
14. Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
15. Employ defensive tactics, using balance, leverage, concentration of power, and opponent's power.

16. Swim.

17. Operate a motor vehicle, during the day or at night, in emergency situations, at high rates of speed, on the open road or in congested traffic, in unsafe conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, or snow.

18. Detain individuals.
19. Stop suspicious individuals and vehicles.
20. Pursue fleeing suspects, in a vehicle or on foot.
21. Disarm persons.
22. Restrain or subdue resisting suspects.
23. Effectuate a full physical custody arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.

24. Conduct visual and audio surveillance.
25. Perform law enforcement patrol functions, on foot or in a vehicle.
26. Issue Summonses.
27. Direct traffic, sometimes for long periods of time, using hand signals, flares, barricades, etc.
28. Observe, record, recall and report incidents and information.
29. Operate radar equipment.
30. Administer field sobriety tests.
31. Operate a fire extinguisher.
32. Fingerprint, photograph and videotape individuals, objects and scenes.
33. Transport citizens, prisoners and committed mental patients, using handcuffs and other restraints, when appropriate.

34. Work rotating shifts and adapt to irregular working conditions.

35. Maintain mental alertness and readiness to act, even during periods of calm and inactivity.

36. Identify, collect, label and preserve evidence.
37. Secure the scene of a crime, emergency or disaster.
38. Stand guard at the scene of a crime, emergency or disaster to prevent damage, loss or injury.

39. Control crowds.

40. Secure and evacuate persons from particular areas, using either verbal commands or the appropriate degree of physical force.

41. Perform rescue and support functions at the scenes of accidents, emergencies and disasters.

42. Administer emergency first aid.

43. Physically check buildings, including doors and windows, to insure that they are secure.

44. Remedy hazardous conditions by direct action or through notification of the appropriate authority or agency.

45. Perform searches of people, vehicles, buildings and large outdoor areas, which may involve seeing, feeling and detecting objects, and walking for long periods of time.
46. Search for missing, wanted or lost persons and evidence.

47. Load, unload, aim and fire a handgun and shotgun in day and night conditions from a variety of body positions at the proficiency level required by qualification standards.

48. Process arrested persons, which includes examining documents, communicating verbally, and eliciting and recording information.

49. Understand and follow orders, policies and procedures.

50. Accept direction and function cooperatively as one member of a unit.
51. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing, detailing incidents and activities of those involved.

52. Prepare written investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations.

53. Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of documents such as summonses, affidavits and warrants.

54. Communicate effectively and coherently over telephone, walkie-talkie or radio, initiating or responding to verbal communications.

55. Communicate effectively in court and in other formal settings.

56. Communicate effectively with people, including juveniles, by giving information and direction, by eliciting information, and by advising of rights, processes and procedures.

57. Communicate effectively with individuals in an agitated or distraught condition.

58. Integrate individual activities and goals with the efforts of other members of the law enforcement community for the promotion of common goals and objectives.

59. Mediate disputes and confrontations with hostile and potentially violent individuals.

60. Gather information by observation of behavior, visual inspection and oral communication; determine what information is significant; assess a situation based on that information; and exercise independent judgment to make decisions concerning choice of action and equipment.

61. Perform a variety of tasks, involving different and sometimes contrasting skills in rapid succession during a short period of time.

62. Exercise independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and/or arrest, and when force may be used and to what degree.

63. Endure verbal, mental and physical abuse, including threats, taunts and insults to self, family and fellow officers.

64. Withstand exposure to and deal appropriately with stress involved in dealing with hostile views, opinions and behavior in antagonistic settings; with crime victims, accident victims, disaster victims and their families; with incidents of suicide and domestic violence.

Requirements

GENERAL DUTIES

A. Investigate:

1. Crimes
2. Disorderly and petty disorderly offenses
3. Borough of Merchantville Ordinance Violations
4. Traffic Accidents
5. Non-Criminal Complaints
6. Dog or Animal Complaints
7. General Complaints

B. Report:

1. Road Conditions or Hazardous Conditions
2. Street Lights Out
3. Dead or Sick Animals
4. Animals Struck by Motor Vehicles
5. Damaged Road Signs
6. Lost or Found Items

C. Enforce the Law:

1. State Criminal Code, Title 2C
2. Borough of Merchantville Ordinance
3. State Traffic Laws, Title 39

D. Assist:

1. The public with direction or information
2. Disabled motorists
3. Other police agencies
4. Official Boards or Committees of Borough of Merchantville
5. Direction of traffic

E. Complete Patrol of Zone or Zones

F. Answer And Document All Assigned Calls:

1. Radio
2. Walk Up
3. Including Any Origination of an Assignment

G. Escorts:

1. Funeral
2. General (Stranded Motorists, etc.)
3. Bank Escorts from or to Borough of Merchantville Hall (only)

H. Man School Crossing Guard Posts

I. Checks:

1. Vacant Houses
2. Businesses
3. Banks and Borough of Merchantville Buildings
4. Vacation Check Cards

J. Operate Radar

K. Check Patrol Vehicles:

1. Lights
2. Tires
3. Oil
4. Gas
5. General Conditions
6. Request Repairs If Needed

L. Cover Special Events

M. Be proficient with the use of all Emergency Equipment.

N. Fulfill the job responsibilities of the Police Clerk when assigned.

O. Transport Prisoners (Refer to Policy Prisoner Transportation)

VI. HANDLING ASSIGNMENTS

A. Proceed to the scene promptly and safely.
B. Render assistance to the injured.
C. Effect the arrest of the criminal.
D. Locate and Identify witnesses.
E. Interview the complainant and the witnesses.
F. Maintain the crime scene and protect the evidence.
G. Note all conditions, events and remarks.
H. Arrange for the collection of evidence.
I. Report the incident fully and accurately.
J. Yield the responsibility to the follow-up investigator.
V. POLICE OFFICER - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

A. To adequately perform the responsibility of a police officer, the candidate must be able to perform the essential functions of the position.

1. Walk, sometimes for long periods of time, in extreme weather conditions, in physically hazardous locations.

2. Run, sometimes sprinting at a high rate of speed for a short distance, in extreme weather conditions, in physically hazardous locations.

3. Ascent or descent stairs.
4. Climb over, pull up over, and jump over obstacles.
5. Jump down from elevated surfaces or areas.
6. Climb or crawl through openings.
7. Crawl under obstructions or in confined areas.
8. Balance on uneven or narrow surfaces.
9. Use body force to gain entrance or break through barriers.
10. Push objects, vehicles, or persons.
11. Pull objects or persons.
12. Lift and carry objects or persons.
13. Drag objects or persons.
14. Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
15. Employ defensive tactics, using balance, leverage, concentration of power, and opponent's power.

16. Swim.

17. Operate a motor vehicle, during the day or at night, in emergency situations, at high rates of speed, on the open road or in congested traffic, in unsafe conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, or snow.

18. Detain individuals.
19. Stop suspicious individuals and vehicles.
20. Pursue fleeing suspects, in a vehicle or on foot.
21. Disarm persons.
22. Restrain or subdue resisting suspects.
23. Effectuate a full physical custody arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.

24. Conduct visual and audio surveillance.
25. Perform law enforcement patrol functions, on foot or in a vehicle.
26. Issue Summonses.
27. Direct traffic, sometimes for long periods of time, using hand signals, flares, barricades, etc.
28. Observe, record, recall and report incidents and information.
29. Operate radar equipment.
30. Administer field sobriety tests.
31. Operate a fire extinguisher.
32. Fingerprint, photograph and videotape individuals, objects and scenes.
33. Transport citizens, prisoners and committed mental patients, using handcuffs and other restraints, when appropriate.

34. Work rotating shifts and adapt to irregular working conditions.

35. Maintain mental alertness and readiness to act, even during periods of calm and inactivity.

36. Identify, collect, label and preserve evidence.
37. Secure the scene of a crime, emergency or disaster.
38. Stand guard at the scene of a crime, emergency or disaster to prevent damage, loss or injury.

39. Control crowds.

40. Secure and evacuate persons from particular areas, using either verbal commands or the appropriate degree of physical force.

41. Perform rescue and support functions at the scenes of accidents, emergencies and disasters.

42. Administer emergency first aid.

43. Physically check buildings, including doors and windows, to insure that they are secure.

44. Remedy hazardous conditions by direct action or through notification of the appropriate authority or agency.

45. Perform searches of people, vehicles, buildings and large outdoor areas, which may involve seeing, feeling and detecting objects, and walking for long periods of time.
46. Search for missing, wanted or lost persons and evidence.

47. Load, unload, aim and fire a handgun and shotgun in day and night conditions from a variety of body positions at the proficiency level required by qualification standards.

48. Process arrested persons, which includes examining documents, communicating verbally, and eliciting and recording information.

49. Understand and follow orders, policies and procedures.

50. Accept direction and function cooperatively as one member of a unit.
51. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing, detailing incidents and activities of those involved.

52. Prepare written investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations.

53. Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of documents such as summonses, affidavits and warrants.

54. Communicate effectively and coherently over telephone, walkie-talkie or radio, initiating or responding to verbal communications.

55. Communicate effectively in court and in other formal settings.

56. Communicate effectively with people, including juveniles, by giving information and direction, by eliciting information, and by advising of rights, processes and procedures.

57. Communicate effectively with individuals in an agitated or distraught condition.

58. Integrate individual activities and goals with the efforts of other members of the law enforcement community for the promotion of common goals and objectives.

59. Mediate disputes and confrontations with hostile and potentially violent individuals.

60. Gather information by observation of behavior, visual inspection and oral communication; determine what information is significant; assess a situation based on that information; and exercise independent judgment to make decisions concerning choice of action and equipment.

61. Perform a variety of tasks, involving different and sometimes contrasting skills in rapid succession during a short period of time.

62. Exercise independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and/or arrest, and when force may be used and to what degree.

63. Endure verbal, mental and physical abuse, including threats, taunts and insults to self, family and fellow officers.

64. Withstand exposure to and deal appropriately with stress involved in dealing with hostile views, opinions and behavior in antagonistic settings; with crime victims, accident victims, disaster victims and their families; with incidents of suicide and domestic violence.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 08/01/2022

Application Period Ends: 09/15/2022

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $49,047.00 to $49,047.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)



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