Police Officer - 12 Month Contract (internal applicants only)

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Granite School District

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Sergeant Jeromy Orton , at (801)-481-7122 or email jorton@graniteschools.org


Job Title  Police Officer
Department  Police Department
Supervisor  Police Chief
Salary Schedule  Classified
Lane Placement  O
Contract Length  12 months
FLSA Classification  Non-exempt
Last Review Date  December 2020
Job Summary
Duties include the prevention and/or detection of criminal activity and the general enforcement of city, county, state and federal laws and ordinances, along with Granite School District policies and procedures, involving any student, teacher, staff, administrator, patron or property of the school district. Police officers routinely patrol the properties of the school district and serve as School Resources Officers.  They respond on silent burglar/fire alarms, dispatched crimes in-progress and calls for service of a police nature. Maintains a clean, safe, healthy, and secure educational environment for the Granite School District.  Attendance, physical presence, and timeliness are required and are essential functions of this position.
Essential Functions
Routinely inspects district facilities to prevent and/or detect acts of vandalism, burglary, arson, theft, assault, trespass, alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug consumption, weapons offenses, gang violence and various other unusual or unlawful activities.
•Responds to emergency calls for service, including crimes-in-progress, and various bodily injury situations.
•Responds to all dispatched, silent burglar alarms located on all district facilities in assigned patrol area.
•Inspects the facility for evidence of forced entry and assesses the need to call for additional officers and/or K-9 units, to assist in searching the building for suspects.
•Responds to all fire alarms, located on district facilities with-in assigned patrol area, along with the appropriate city and/or county fire departments.
•Apprehends and arrests suspects involved in all types of criminal activities and, where applicable, transports same to appropriate incarceration facilities for formal booking.
•Enforces all city, county, state and federal laws and ordinances, as well as district rules and policies, pertaining to school district properties and personnel.
•Responds to after-hour and weekend or holiday emergency calls for district maintenance services in assigned patrol area.
•Assesses the nature of the problem and has dispatch call out appropriate maintenance personnel and equipment.
•Actively patrols district facilities, school grounds and parking lots, as well as neighboring businesses and subdivisions, in search of truants, trespassers and lost or missing persons.
•Works with school staff to either return the truant to assigned school or class, or transports chronic truants to appropriate youth service facility.
•When appropriate takes custody of students and transports them to appropriate youth service or detention facilities.
•Counsels with disruptive/problem students.
•Performs routine warrant/juvenile pickup order checks on suspects in custody and persons stopped for traffic violations, trespassing etc.
•Books suspects into jail or youth detention if they have outstanding warrants or active pickup orders.
•Submit daily written or computer-generated reports on all activities occurring during each shift.
•Submits supplemental reports to various other law enforcement agencies upon request or when appropriate.
•Prepares own case file packet to be used by police department investigator when screening criminal cases with city/county prosecutors and makes appropriate court appearances.
•Packages, tags or photographs own evidence to be stored in department evidence room or submitted to crime lab, according to the requirements of state law, as well as department policy and procedure standards.
•Routinely works with highly confidential material such as criminal background information, confidential law enforcement reports and intelligence bulletins, personnel files, financial records, etc.
•Transports evidence to state crime lab for processing. 
•Interviews suspects, locates and interviews witnesses and serves arrest warrants on suspects already booked in jail.
•Monitors and may participate in District School Board Meetings and other meetings at the request of the Chief or other administrators.
Non-Essential Functions
  • Other duties as assigned*
*This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an employee assigned to this position.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of education, knowledge, and experience requirements; the machines, tools and equipment used; background; and any licenses or certifications required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Required Education and Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent
Must be POST certified
Ongoing Training and Assessment Requirements:
•Gun assessments and certification.
•Physical and endurance assessments.
•Attend conventions, seminars, and professional workshops throughout the year to receive formal training related to various facets of law enforcement
Required Prior Experience
No prior work experience required.
Must have references as to dependability, integrity, and ability to remain calm and objective in emotionally charged situations.

Required Knowledge and Skills
  • Must certify at the police shooting range.
  • Must certify with less-lethal weapon relevant to the job.
  • The officer must be familiar with two-way radio systems, along with the proper procedures and regulations governing the use of same.
  • Must be familiar with emergency vehicle equipment and be skilled in the operation of the police vehicle under emergency conditions.
  • Must be familiar with self-defense tactics and equipment.
  • Must be well skilled in police investigation procedures, as well as the techniques and art of investigation and interrogation.
  • Must have skills in interpersonal relations, oral and written communication, and language and grammar skills. 
  • Must be able to give and follow directions and be assertive enough to take charge when placed in volatile or potentially volatile situations.
  • Must be skilled in report writing, patrol tactics, basic emergency first-aid, surveillance techniques, pursuit driving, preservation of crime scenes and evidence, as well as proper court room demeanor and procedures. 
  • •Must possess basic computer skills, including word processing, in order to be able to effectively operate in-car lap-top computers.
  • •Must have a good working knowledge and some technical knowledge of the district's burglar and fire alarm systems and be somewhat skilled in troubleshooting and making minor repairs and/or adjustments on same.
Assigned Decision Making
Officers will respond to situations involving threats to public safety and make emergency decisions affecting the lives and health of others, including in circumstances and at times when personal life or personal safety may be at risk.
Interactions with Others
Police officers shoulder an extraordinary responsibility to our students, employees, and visitors to our facilities; our actions are far reaching and our services critical.  Public perception is a culmination of every employee’s daily behavior, appearance, speech, and demeanor.  Every employee must be professional, sensitive, and above reproach.  Employees must report any misconduct or behavior that reflects negatively on the district or the department.  All employees must welcome the responsibility of fostering positive relationships, treating one another and our citizens as we ourselves desire to be treated.
Supervisory Responsibility
Budget Responsibility

Working Environment
Exposure to stress as a result of increased responsibility and human behavior.  Exposure to disagreeable elements such as cold, damp, heat, and noise. Intermittent exposure 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 workload dictates.
Physical Requirements – Not limited to the following:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to speak and/or hear.  Frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch.  Occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel and must occasionally climb or balance.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • Must pass the physical fitness test at the Police Academy
    • Vertical Jump - 17.5 inches
    • Sit-ups – 29 reps in one minute
    • Push-ups – 21 reps (maximum repetitions with no time constraint and no rest during this phase of the test
    • 1.5 Mile Run – 14:46 minutes
  • Must be able to stand/sit for long periods of time.
Note:  The list of essential and marginal functions and of physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented in accordance with the requirements of the job.


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Granite School District

2500 South State Street , Salt Lake City, UT 84115

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