Human Resources Department
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK 73501
580-581-3392

Job Title:                POLICE OFFICER
Announcement #:    PO 10-12                                

Location:               Police Department
Beginning Salary:    $29,806 Annually 

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POLICE OFFICER applications will be available at the City of Lawton Human Resources Department from October 8 through December 15, 2012 at: 212 SW 9th (The Old Central Junior High Building)

Between the hours of 8:00 am to 11:45 am and 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm.

Applications will NOT be available online NOR will they be faxed.  Applications will be mailed by request only to those outside the greater Lawton area.

Applications must be physically in the HR office by 4 pm December 7, 2012.  Postmarks do NOT count as being physically in the office.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must have valid Oklahoma operator’s license with a good driving record.  Must be able to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekends and long hours as necessary.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Must possess a high school diploma or GED, be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and no older than forty-five (45) years of age at time of hire and be a citizen of the United States or an alien resident.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to read, understand and interpret ordinances, laws and other operating procedures.  Ability to deal effectively with the public using tact and diplomacy.  Ability to make split-second decisions.  Must also have the ability to locate places on map, receive radio instructions and provide directions.  Must be skilled in firearm usage, hand to hand combat and other means of defense.

JOB DUTIES

Patrols assigned areas of city; enforces state and federal laws, city ordinances and traffic laws, investigates crime scenes and traffic accidents.  Makes arrests on criminal and traffic related offenses.  Assists stranded motorists; speaks before citizens groups and participates in various service training.

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 5 PM DECEMBER 5, 2012 AND MUST BE RETURNED TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT NO LATER THAN 4 PM DECEMBER 7, 2012..


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Or apply at:  Human Resources Department, 212 SW 9th, Lawton OK   73501  Phone: (580) 581-3392  Fax:  (580) 581-3530

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status.

This position requires successful completion of a City of Lawton drug screen and/or physical as a condition of employment. 

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