The Town of West Newbury is accepting applications for full time Massachusetts certified only police officer. Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age and a U.S. Citizen. A minimum of an associate’s degree is preferred. Successful applicants must reside within 15 miles of West Newbury after hiring, and have taken the Great Bay Police Testing Alliance Exam with a score of 75% overall. Applicants must also be able to pass a background check and a psychological exam.
Qualified applicants must send application, resume, cover letter, training certifications, and diplomas, as well as a copy of the Great Bay Testing score to the attention of the Chief of Police. If the Great Bay test has not been taken it will be administered at the West Newbury Police Department. In addition, please print and complete this Preliminary Application for Employment.
Salary & Benefits:
- $48,000+ annually
- Paid over time
- Shift differential
- Group Health or buy out
- Uniform stipend
- 10 vacation days
- 12 Sick days and holidays
*Qualified applicants will be responsible for completing several steps to be considered for employment:*Completion of a Personal History Statement*Oral interview(s)*Background check*Post offer medical exam, drug screen, psychological evaluation*Current Great Bay test score (75%) or ability to take current test
These duties shall consist of, but are not necessarily limited to:
A Patrol Officer shall be responsible for the efficient performance of required duties in conformance with the rules, regulations and policies contained in the Department Rules and Regulations.
1) Identify criminal offenders and criminal activity and, where appropriate, apprehend offenders and participate in subsequent court proceedings.
2) Reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime through preventive patrol and other measures.
3) Aid individuals who are in danger of physical harm.
4) Facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
5) Identify problems that are potentially serious law enforcement or governmental problems.
6) Create and maintain a feeling of security within the community.
7) Promote and preserve the peace.
8) Provide other services on an emergency basis.
9) Ability to work a variety of shifts to include nights, weekends, holidays, etc
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
It is the duty and responsibility of a Patrol Officer to:
1) Exercise authority consistent with the obligations imposed by the oath of office , U.S. and state laws and the Constitution.
2) Coordinate efforts with those of other members of the Department so that teamwork may ensure continuity of purpose and maximum achievement of police objectives.
3) Communicate to superiors and to fellow officers all information obtained which is pertinent to the achievement of police objectives. Be accountable to superior officers and obey all lawful orders.
4) Respond punctually to all assignments.
5) Acquire and record information concerning events that have taken place since the last tour of duty.
6) Record activity during tour of duty in the manner prescribed by proper authority.
7) Maintain weapons and equipment in a functional, presentable condition.
8) Assist citizens requesting assistance or information. Courteously explain any instances where jurisdiction does not lie with the Police Department and suggest other procedures to be followed.
9) Be accountable for the proper marking, securing, receipting and proper transporting of all evidence and property coming into custody.
10) 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.
11) Preserve the peace at public gatherings, neighborhood disputes and family quarrels.
12) Serve and deliver warrants, summonses, subpoenas, and other official papers promptly and accurately when so directed by a superior officer.
13) Confer with court prosecutors and testify in court.
14) Accomplish other general duties as they are assigned or become necessary.
15) Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Chief.