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					CITY OF CHELAN JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE: DEPARTMENT: REPORTS TO: SUPERVISES: POLICE INVESTIGATOR/CORPORAL Police Police Sergeant Police Officer, Animal Control Officer, Reserve Officers, Explorers SALARY GRADE: 24 with 5% increase for assigned supervisory duties


POSITION PURPOSE/SUMMARY This is a commissioned law enforcement position, which includes providing assistance to citizens, patrol, investigation, search and seizure, arrest of suspects, writing citations, assisting during emergency situations and generally enforcing laws, statutes and ordinances. In addition to these police officer functions, the position requires advanced investigatory assignments and supervisory assignments such as delegation of follow-up details to patrol officers. The Investigators will be assigned to supervisory status in the absence of the patrol sergeants and as necessary during major investigations. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • • • • • • • • • Promotes positive public relations Traffic and neighborhood patrol Responds to emergencies and incidents Investigates crimes Issues citations and arrests suspects as necessary Enforces city, county, state and federal laws Abides by City and Police Department policies and regulation In the absence of the sergeants, assumes supervisory responsibilities as assigned Conducts follow-up investigations and, at the direction of the patrol sergeants, oversees investigations, delegating details to patrol

WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in inside and outside environments. Employees may be subject to life threatening situations, combative suspects, bloodborne pathogens and controlled substances. Employee is subject to shift work and working on holidays.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES , SKILLS FOR SUCCESS • • • Knowledge of police operations, search and seizure procedures, statutes, dispatch, jails budgets, boating, trailing and safety issues Weapons, combat and emergency vehicle qualifications Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other agencies, the public

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED Graduation from an accredited high school or General Education Development (GED) supplemented with additional education and experience necessary to perform this job Graduation from State Police Officer Academy Advanced criminal investigations training Successful completion of civil service probationary period Valid Washington State Drivers License with driving record free from serious or frequent violation

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as needed, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or to otherwise balance the workload.