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Patrol

Responsibilities
Performs duties in the protection of life and property and the preservation of order in the City of Sterling. The employee is responsible for enforcing all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances and assists with investigation.  Patrol duties include enforcing traffic laws, investigations of crimes, and accidents and providing public assistance.

Duties

  • Enforces all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances
  • Serves as a state certified first responder;
  • Patrols streets of the business district and residential neighborhoods;
  • Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints;
  • Renders assistance and emergency first aid;
  • Searches for, collects, and identifies evidence found at crime scenes;
  • Makes preliminary investigations at the scene of a crime or accident;
  • Arrests individuals who violate lase and ordinances;
  • Appears in court as arresting officer;
  • Investigates and intervenes in domestic disputes;
  • Directs traffic and issues citations for traffic law violations;
  • Operates radio transmittal equipment and communicates with dispatchers;
  • Answers citizen complaints and takes necessary corrective action(s)