PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
Under general supervision performs intermediate protective service work involving a variety of general or support
duty police assignments.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK
An employee of this class performs law enforcement and crime prevention work; patrol an assigned area for the
prevention of crime and the maintenance of law and order; to perform investigative work and other special
assignments; and to perform a variety of technical law enforcement tasks.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties are typical for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other
duties may be required and assigned.
Patrol city, respond to service requests; enforce laws and ordinances; make arrests, testify in court; prepare records
Seek solution to possible problem before event occurs.
Ability to pursue offenders on foot and or in a vehicle; use judgment in amount and type of force used.
Ability to perform CPR, First Aid, use AED equipment, as needed.
Operates a patrol vehicle to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of
law and order.
Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints.
Issues citations for traffic violations.
Serves warrants and makes arrests and testifies in court.
Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks.
Fills out arrest records, fingerprints, photographs, etc.; performs prisoner security functions; investigates traffic
accidents, crimes reported; develop possible suspects to bring outstanding cases to closure.
Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities.
Assists with criminal investigations, conducts stakeouts, assists with presenting evidence, interviewing victims and
witnesses, performs property and evidence duties.
Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments.
Inspects vehicles and notifies garage of defective patrol units.
May be required to perform supervisory duties in the absence of a superior officer.
Participates in a variety of in-service training programs.
May be assigned to crime prevention, community policing/bike patrol, field training, special operations, technical
support or investigation operation.
May be required to work overtime and/or be on call and to be able to respond to emergencies within a reasonable
Performs related tasks as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: General knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; general
knowledge of the geography of the City, related county areas, and location of important buildings; general
knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written
instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability
to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding
hazards and circumstances; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of motor vehicles; good physical
Physical Requirements: This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20
pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some heavy work requiring
the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force
constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking,
running, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or
important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information
through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; and visual acuity is required for night
vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects
and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy
and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.
Work Environment: The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme
heat, noise, hazards, and atmospheric conditions. The worker may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be
required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Training and Experience: High school diploma or GED.
Necessary Special Conditions: Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of Tennessee.
P.O.S.T. Certification must be obtained within six months of employment. Must meet Minimum Standards Law
(TCA 38-8-106) requirements. Must be a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years of age and meet the physical,
psychological and criminal records and other standards for the assignment established by the White House Police