Police Officer

Job Description

Salary Range: $32.72 - $42.96

Opening Date: January 25, 2024

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Interested candidates must complete and submit a Riverdale City application. This job posting will be open until all vacant positions are filled. Once a qualifying application is received, arrangements will be made to begin the testing process. There will not be a group testing date. Starting salary will be based on years of service and qualifications on a 1 for 1 basis. For applications, please visit our website at www.riverdalecity.com and click on employment.


Performs a variety of working level, technical law enforcement duties related to enforcing the laws, maintaining the peace, and protecting the citizens of Riverdale. Performs in investigations, patrol or traffic units as may be assigned.


Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Chief or Sergeant.


May provide close to general supervision to less experienced officers while in training or on a case-by-case basis. Functions as the Officer in Charge (OIC) in the absence of a higher ranking officer or by assignment.


Performs a variety of advanced level law enforcement duties.

Responds to life and property threatening calls such as robbery, burglary, family disturbance, theft, vandalism, arson, riot, etc.

Conducts investigation and follow-up investigation on scene and post incident; makes arrests of offenders.

Writes crime case reports, arrest reports, complaint reports, etc.

Appears and testifies in court.

Routine patrol of residential neighborhoods and businesses.

Operates the breathalyzer and radar equipment.

Conducts security checks of business and residential establishments.

Performs traffic related functions; i.e. enforcement and investigation of accidents.

Functions may be performed in uniform or investigation divisions.

Regular and predictable attendance.

Other functions may be assigned by letter of appointment.


1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school or equivalent GED.

B. Successful completion of Utah Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Academy.

C. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment; applicable Federal, State, County and City laws and ordinances and departmental rules and regulations; hazardous waste classifications and emergency procedures related to control, containment, and confinement, investigative procedures and practices; legal liabilities associated with arrest and law enforcement; court room procedures and laws of evidence.

Skill in the use of firearms, the operation of police vehicles and other specialized equipment including intoxilyzers, radar (laser) units, restraint devices and less than lethal devices.

3. Special Qualifications:

Must be clear of prior felony criminal convictions; misdemeanor convictions will be dealt with case-by-case.

Must possess a valid Utah Driver’s License.

Must maintain firearm proficiency.

Must maintain POST certification.

Must meet department specified physical fitness requirements.

4. Work Environment:

Many functions of the work pose high degrees of hazard uncertainty. Work is subject to all seasonal and weather extremes. Physical readiness essential to effective job performance. Various levels of mental application required. Continuous use of motor skills. Risk of exposure to biohazards and blood borne pathogens. Work requires twenty four hours, seven day a week coverage, including holidays.

Veteran's Preference Points: Applicants MUST submit a copy of their DD-214 with their application and before the closing date in order to receive veteran's points. This is for initial appointments only.

Riverdale City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants

selected for employment with the city shall be required to take a

drug and alcohol test with negative results and a background check

as a pre-condition of employment.

Type: Full-time
Expires: 04/12/2024

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Riverdale City

Riverdale City is located in northern Utah.

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