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FT position, Hot Springs Vlg. Police Dept. is accepting apps. for Patrol Officer. Must be at least 21 yrs. of age, H.S. diploma or GED.   Must possess or attain a Basic Cert. from AR  Comm. of Law Enforcement within one year. Must be able to pass a physical and psychological exam.  Will be thoroughly investigated. Excellent benefits and LOPFI retirement system. More info and online app. at  or apply at H.R. Dept., HSVPOA, 895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Vlg., AR 71909 by 10/26/18.  E.O.E.


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Job Title:                    Patrol Officer

Department:                Police Department

Reports To:                 Director, Department of Public Safety

FLSA Status:               non-exempt

Pay Grade:                  04

Approved By:              Director, Department of Public Safety

Approved Date:           11/07/2017



Patrol assigned areas relative to maintaining law and order and public safety.  Must insure and protect complete confidentiality of departmental matters.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Enforce the laws of the United States, State of Arkansas and County ordinances.
  2. Investigate, report and aid in prosecution of violators.
  3. Enforce the rules and regulations of the P.O.A. in regard to public safety, traffic and security.
  4. Prepare written reports and statistics relative to investigations and incidents.
  5. Promote an image of respect and courtesy in accordance with P.O.A. and Police policies.
  6. Regular attendance is required.
  7. Provide assistance to the citizens.


Qualifications  The extensive qualifications for a law enforcement officer are established by state law.  Generally, a law Enforcement Officer must be 21 years old, possess a high school diploma or it’s equivalent, must pass a physical and psychological examination, must be free of criminal record and must be thoroughly investigated as to character and ability.  Must have a satisfactory driving record.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED).


Will vary according to needs and/or position available.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret law enforcement periodicals, professional journals, court decrees, court decisions, and governmental rules and regulations.  Ability to write reports and make oral presentations.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS  Ability to perform basic functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.


Ability to solve problems of a practical and abstract nature.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Must possess or attain a Basic Certificate from the Arkansas Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.  Requires a valid Arkansas drivers license and clean driving record with proof of liability insurance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to stand for long periods of time.  Must be capable of strenuous running.  Must be capable of participating in strenuous firearms and defensive tactics training.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Must be able to work in all types of weather at all hours of the day.  Must be able to handle various types of stress associated with the position.  This is a safety-sensitive position.

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