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Full Time Position.   Patrols areas of HSV and enforces the rules and regulations of the P.O.A. and the laws of the United States and the State of Arkansas in regard to public safety, traffic and security.  Must be 21 years of age or older. High School diploma or GED required.  Must possess Basic Cert. from Ark. Commission of Law Enforcement or obtain within one year.   Must be able to pass a physical and psychological examination and be free of criminal record.  Will be thoroughly investigated.  Excellent benefits, LOPFI retirement system.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 24, 2017. E.O.E.


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Job Title:                    Patrol Officer

Department:                Police Department

Reports To:                 Chief of Police

FLSA Status:               non-exempt

Pay Grade:                  06

Approved By:              Chief of Police

Approved Date:           12/13/13



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 and the State of Arkansas.
  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.


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.  The employee is frequently required to stand.  Must occasionally be required to walk to include up and down uneven terrain.  Must be able to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

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.  Musts be able to handle various types of stress associated with the position.  This is a safety-sensitive position.

BENEFITS  Starting pay approximately $33,000.00 annually, LOPFI retirement system, excellent employee benefits.

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