Town of Hudson is currently recruiting for qualified applicants for Police Officer

Why work at the Town of Hudson?

  • See your work make an impact on the community.
  • Our close-knit workplace puts an emphasis on work life balance.
  • We provide opportunities for cross training, career growth, and employee development.
  • We offer competitive pay and benefits including holiday bonus, up to 100% employer paid healthcare premiums, and retirement plan match.

THE OPPORTUNITY
Police Officers are responsible for performing law enforcement, investigations, crime prevention, code enforcement, and animal control work by enforcing state and local laws and regulations in a highly visible public contact setting. Police Officers shall have all police powers authorized by Local, State, and Federal Law. Police Officers shall have comprehensive knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, law enforcement methods, procedures, and federal, state, and Local laws and ordinances. This position requires the flexibility to work hours needed for the safety of the Town including shift work, evenings, weekends, and on-call.

JOB SUMMARY

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Patrol town streets responding to citizen complaints or observed violations and determine appropriate actions.
  • Participate in, implement, and develop programs in crime prevention and public education programs to enhance law enforcement and community relations.
  • Mediate neighborhood complaints: determine if a violation has occurred; gathers evidence and completes the complaint with a warning or summons as appropriate.
  • Conduct follow up to cases, author formal reports, and testify in court.
  • Foster a close and cooperative working relationship with the Hudson Fire Protection District, RE3J School District, and other governmental agencies.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Town officials, employees, county, state, and federal authorities, civic leaders, and the public.
  • Capture, secure, and transport animals to a secure facility.
  • Troubleshoot animal behavior problems in the field; investigates and quarantines domestic animal bites; promotes responsible pet ownership.
  • Enforce municipal codes related to property maintenance and issue violations as applicable.
  • Enforce traffic laws, including parking violations.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Colorado Peace Officer (POST) Certification
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Must possess High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Previous experience in law enforcement preferred but not required
  • Possession of or ability to obtain current firearms qualification
  • Possession of or ability to obtain current CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a wide variety of people, including other law enforcement entities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Understand and apply the basic municipal ordinance contents and the ability to learn, understand and use the Hudson Municipal Code
  • Ability to perform animal control and code enforcement functions
  • Develop and maintain respectful relationships with citizens
  • Provide fair and consistent interpretations and enforcement
  • Exhibit flexibility where possible without compromising public safety
  • Maintain composure while taking command and restoring control in volatile situations
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in tense situations
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to prepare reports in a clear, concise, and organized manner
  • Ability to make reasonable judgments and work under limited supervision
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage demand for service, changes approach or method to best fit situation
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems in the field and over the phone; investigate, review, and analyze criminal statistical data, develop effective measures to ensure effectiveness and efficiency with the office, and complete crime reports as required

WHAT OUR ORGANIZATION IS PROVIDING

  • Expected hiring range of $56,888- $76,960 annually
  • Competitive wages and annual holiday discretionary bonus
  • Comprehensive health insurance with generous employer contribution
    • Choice of Anthem PPO and HSA Medical plans
    • Guardian Dental
    • Guardian Vision
  • Employer paid life insurance, short term disability, and long term disability
  • Paid time off
  • Ten paid holidays
  • 457 deferred compensation retirement plan

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Open Until Filled

The employee hired in this position will be required to pass an extensive criminal background check, psychological exam, physical exam and drug screen as a condition of employment. As a part of this background check the applicant must not have consumed any illegal substances listed under sections 18-18-203 – 18-18-207 within the last year and must not have consumed any marijuana substances within the last six months.

Town of Hudson provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. In addition to federal law requirements, Town of Hudson complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Town of Hudson will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants for failing to disclose wage history in accordance with applicable law.

Town of Hudson expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Town of Hudson employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.