|Title:||Public Safety Officer|
Orangeburg Department of Public Safety
Department of Public Safety.
Salary: $34,000.00 (new hire)
$35,700.00 (after successful completion of 6 month probationary period.)
- Must be 21 years of age or old;
- Possess a valid South Carolina driver’s license;
- Possess a High School Diploma or GED Certificate;
- Ability to meet the requirements of the SC Criminal Justice Academy;
- Ability to meet the requirements of the SC Fire Academy;
- Must provide a recent Credit Report;
- Must pass a criminal background and driver's license record check;
- Must be able to successfully complete medical examination and drug screening;
- Must be able to successfully complete psychological and polygraph examinations;
- Must be able to successfully complete physical and written assessments; and
- Possess Good Moral Character
- Currently certified as a South Carolina Class 1 Law Enforcement Officer and/or
- Currently certified IFSTA Firefighter II
- Performs duties of police officer and firefighter;
- Patrols assigned area to prevent crime and detect violations of law;
- Respond to complaints, reports of violations and requests for assistance;
- Apprehends and arrests violators;
- Enforce traffic laws and issues warnings or citations to violators;
- Investigates traffic accidents, directs traffic;
- Performs crowd control and maintains order during emergencies;
- Prepares written reports of all incidents and occurrences;
- Testifies in court and other legal proceedings;
- Keeps records and makes reports regarding activities;
- Participates in criminal investigations and evidence collection;
- Interviews victims and witnesses;
- Respond to fires and other emergency situations to protect and save life and property;
- Operate fire apparatus, perform fire suppression duties, and extrication;
- Prepare incident reports;
- Attends training and continuing education sessions to maintain certifications;
- Present public education and awareness programs regarding crime and fire prevention;
- Perform various station duties and maintenance as required;
- Assist with annual certification testing of equipment; and
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
- Perform a wide range of law enforcement assignments.
- Understand, interpret, apply, enforce, and make decisions in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local policies and regulations.
- Interpret and explain City law enforcement policies and procedures.
- Think clearly and act quickly in a variety of situations.
- Judge situations/people accurately.
- Effectively use and qualify with law enforcement tools and weapons including firearms, batons, defensive tactics and safety equipment.
- Operate specialized law enforcement equipment including specialized police vehicles, radios, video and other equipment.
- Prepare clear and concise reports and routine correspondence.
- Maintain contact and preserve good relations with the public; respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.