Current Job Openings
We are seeking qualified candidates for the two job openings (posted below ) within our agency at this time. The Patrolman job description may be viewed by scrolling down this page. The Dispatcher job description may be viewed by clicking on the blue link at the bottom of the page.
If you are interested in either open position, please click on the "Job Application" link at the bottom of this page and complete the application. The application for either position is the same. We do not accept these applications or resumes electronically. Completed applications and resumes for either position must be submitted to the Sutton Police Department no later
than 4:00pm on June 21, 2018.
The two open positions are:
1. Full Time Police Officer
2. Part Time Police Dispatcher
PATROLMAN JOB DESCRIPTION
A Patrolman shall be responsible for the efficient performance of his duties in conformance with the rules, regulations and policies contained in the police policy manual. His duties shall consist of, but are not limited to, a number of general police responsibilities necessary to the stability and safety of his community. He shall be expected to:
- Identify criminal offenders and criminal activity and where appropriate, apprehend offenders and participate in subsequent court proceedings.
- Reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime through preventive and proactive patrol.
- Aid individuals who are in danger of physical harm.
- Facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
- Identify problems that are potential serious law enforcement or governmental problems.
- Create and maintain a feeling of security in the community.
- Promote and preserve the peace.
- Provide other services on an emergency basis.
- Assist other town departments and governmental agencies such as the Fire Department, Highway Department and Emergency Medical services.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- . DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
It is the duty and responsibility of a Patrolman to;
- Exercise authority consistent with the obligations imposed by his oath of office and is accountable to his superior officers, promptly obeying lawful commands.
- Coordinate his efforts with those of other members of the department so that their teamwork may ensure continuity of purpose and maximum achievement of police objectives.
- Communicate to his superiors and fellow officers all information he may obtain which is pertinent to the achievement of police objectives.
- Respond punctually to all his assignments.
- Acquire and record information concerning events that have taken place since his last tour of duty.
- Record his activity during his tour of duty in the manner prescribed by his superiors. Complete detailed reports on all crimes, vehicle accidents and other incidents requiring police attention or action. In cases where an arrest is made, an arrest report is submitted along with other required crime reports. When property is recovered or additional information is discovered pertaining to a previously reported offense, the officer completes an investigation report. Whenever possible and practical all reports shall be completed prior to the completion of an officer’s tour.
- Maintain his weapons and equipment in functional, presentable condition.
- Assist citizens requesting service, assistance or information and courteously any instance in which jurisdiction does not lie or services cannot be provide by the Sutton Police Department.
- Be accountable for the securing, documenting, receipting and proper transporting of all evidence and property coming into his custody.
- Be alert to the development of conditions tending to cause crime, take preventive action to correct such conditions and inform his superiors as soon as the situation permits.
- Conduct a thorough investigation of all offenses and incidents within his area of assignment and scope of activity. He shall collect evidence and record data that will aid in the identification, apprehension and prosecution of offenders and recovery of property.
- Patrol an assigned area for general purposes of crime prevention and conduct proactive law enforcement. Pay special attention to any conditions conductive to crime or indicative of criminal activity. Patrol includes: apprehending persons violating the law or wanted by the police, public assembly checks, building security checks, observation and interrogation of suspicious persons, conducting motor vehicle law enforcement and issuing traffic citations, locating fires, reporting defective traffic signals and street lights, reporting street hazards and any conditions that endanger public safety, checks of schools, parks and responding to public emergencies. This list is not designed to be all-inclusive.
- Respond to situations brought to his attention while in the course of routine patrol or assigned by radio. Render first-aid to persons seriously ill or injured. Assist persons needing police services.
- Answer questions asked by the general public, counsel juveniles and adults when necessary and refer them to persons or agencies where they can obtain further assistance.
- Preserve the peace at public gatherings, neighborhood disputes and family quarrels.
- Serve or deliver warrants, summonses, subpoenas and other official papers promptly and accurately.
- Confer with court prosecutors and testify in court.
- If assigned to operate a police vehicle, see that it is well maintained mechanically and that it is kept clean both inside and outside. Inspect the vehicle at the beginning of the tour of duty and report any defects or missing equipment. Immediately report all defects and damages sustained to the vehicle to the proper authority and complete all reports and forms required by current procedure. Operate the radio in accordance with FCC regulations and current departmental procedures.
- Remain on his assigned route throughout his tour of duty except when a police emergency necessitates a temporary absence or when a superior officer or dispatcher has issued such authorization.
- Patrol every part of his assigned patrol area giving particular attention to and frequently rechecking locations where the crime hazard is greatest. In so far as possible, he shall not patrol his area according to any fixed route or schedule, but shall alternate frequently and back track in order to be at the location least expected.
- Be alert for all nuisances, impediments, obstructions, defects or other conditions that might endanger or hinder the safety, health or convenience of the public within his patrol area.
- Take measures to direct the flow of traffic in his area during periods of congestion. If more than a temporary absence from his regular duties is required, notify the commanding officer.
- Make periodic reports to the police station.
- Keep radio equipment in operation at all times and be thoroughly familiar with departmental policy concerning use of radios.
- Observe the following when assigned to traffic duty:
- Direct and expedite the flow of traffic at assigned intersections keeping in mind his duty as a traffic officer in preventing accidents, protecting pedestrians and ensuring the free flow of traffic. Remain attentive to assigned traffic area at all times.
- Enforce parking ordinances and motor vehicle laws in his area.
- When called from a traffic post for emergency police service, respond immediately and notify the station at the earliest possible opportunity.
- Wear the prescribed traffic safety clothing and equipment.