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Police Sergeant

The Police Sergeant performs duties in the protection of life and property and the preservation of order in the City of Sterling.  The employee enforces all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances and assists with investigations, patrol duties, and providing public assistance.  The Police Sergeant supervises and coordinates the activities of members of the police department, in the absence of the Chief of Police.

Duties

  • Enforces all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances;
  • Serves as a state certified first responder;
  • Patrols streets of 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 laws 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);
  • Checks abandoned vehicles and health hazards, takes corrective actions(s), and makes reports;
  • Attends classes on current Supreme Court decisions affecting search/seizure, arrests, and other related matters;
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies, fire, and EMS agencies;
  • Works at desk preparing reports;
  • Gives advice on laws, ordinances, and general information to the public;
  • Serves warrants and the civil process in general;
  • Performs maintenance on department vehicles;
  • Maintains official records and other required documents;
  • Performs in various public speaking roles/events as requested by the community