Accepting Applications for School Resource Officer

The Gravette Police Department is accepting applications for the full-time position of school resource officer. The job description and application are available at City Hall, 110 Second Ave. SE, or online at GravetteAR.com. Please return completed application to City Hall or the police station.


JOB TITLE: School Resource Officer

DEPARTMENT: Police

REPORTS TO: Chief of Police or his designee


JOB SUMMARY

A school resource officer works under the general direction of the Chief of Police or his designee. A school resource officer performs traffic control, building security, investigations of crimes committed on school campus. A school resource officer provides for the safety of all school staff and students while school is in session. This position if governed by state laws, federal laws, and department policy.


EXAMPLES OF WORK

A. Operates department patrol vehicles; prepares reports and writes offense citations; answers call to service on campus; investigates crimes committed on campus; makes arrests, books guards, and escorts individuals. Maintains a daily log of activities, enforces traffic law in school zones.

B. School Resource Officers participate in Department training and help develop programs for the school district.

C. Maintains contact with school staff and the public and other officers in the performance of their duties.

D. Testifies in court to ensure the convictions of violators.

E. Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned

F. School Resource Officer are required to attend annual training.

G. Are required to attend athletic events after hours, to include other related sporting events and school related functions.

H. Work traffic assignments before and after school.

I. May be required to assist patrol officers in the performance of their daily duties.

J. Will work patrol when school is not in session during the summer months.

K. Will assist school administrators in the daily function of their job.


SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS

Exposure to danger is possible, and carrying a firearm is required. Irregular working hours may be required.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

1. Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of law enforcement

2. Knowledge of the criminal justice system.

3. Knowledge of the use of self – defense and the use of small arms.

4. Ability to handle weapons and exercise self – defense.

5. Ability to present testimony in a court of law.

6. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

7. Ability to patrol assigned areas, conduct investigations, and enforce criminal laws, traffic laws, and make physical arrests.

8. Serving active criminal warrants.

9. Completing criminal and traffic collision reports.

10. Pro – active in law enforcement.

11. Enforcing city ordinances.

12. Ability to deal with students and staff during times of stress.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. A citizen of the United States.

2. Possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.

3. Possess the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Certified as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training as established by Arkansas Code 12-9-204.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.