West Valley City
  • 30-Apr-2015 to 01-May-2018 (MST)
  • Police Department
  • West Valley City, UT, USA
  • $19.55 - $29.07
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full Benefits

***Documents must be uploaded with application*** 

You will be disqualified if you fail to attach the proper documents with your application. Attachments will not be accepted in person.

Required Attachments:

  • LEO Certification
  • Letter from current/former agency that outlines:
    • Years of experience
    • Specialty assignments
    • Title/Rank of Detective (if applicable)
  • Copy of College Diploma (if applicable)


Job Description

JOB TITLE:                         Police Officer

DEPARTMENT:                   Police Department                         



The position of Police Officer is subordinate to the Police Chief and all other ranking officers on the department.  Responsible for the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of federal, state and local laws and ordinances.  Work is performed in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and state statutes.


Safely operates department vehicle during normal and emergency driving situations in accordance with department policy and state statue.  Responds to; calls for service, assistance from other officers and at the direction of supervisory personnel.  Performs initial investigations of both criminal activity and/or traffic accidents.  Recognizes and protects crime scenes for the preservation and gathering of evidence.  Prepares thorough and complete reports of investigations and daily activity.  Maintains a working knowledge of criminal and traffic law.  Takes a pro-active approach to law enforcement thru the recognition of violations of criminal and traffic law and takes appropriate action.  Prepared and capable of using required force to effect arrests up to and including deadly force.  Ability to verbally articulate in court facts pertaining to investigations, arrests, and/or traffic citations in which the officer participated as a primary or backup officer.  Provides assistance to community members including assisting motorists, giving directions and answering general questions.  Maintains a professional appearance and adheres to department dress and grooming standards. Has a working knowledge of all department issued equipment and maintains the equipment in good working order.  Works with other agencies in a spirit of cooperation.  Maintains required certifications and proficiency to include participation in mandatory department physical fitness standards.



  • Graduation from high school or possession of GED certificate
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age  


Moderately heavy physical activity.  Required to stand, walk or sit uncomfortably for extended periods of time.


Exposure to stress as a result of increased responsibility and human behavior.

Exposure to disagreeable elements such as cold, damp, heat and noise.  Intermittent explore to infections, disease, disturbed or emotionally unbalanced individuals.  Subject to traffic hazards during emergency responses through heavy traffic.

May be subject to shift work or assignments which require non-traditional work schedules.

Ability to be recalled and respond to critical incidents as required.  Willingness and ability to work overtime as work load dictates. 

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