Police Officer Job at Riverton City, Riverton, UT

  • Riverton City
  • Riverton, UT

Job Description

Employment Opportunity


OPENING DATE: 12/19/2023

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

(Job openings are posted for a minimum of three calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the fourth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.)

SALARY RANGE: $29.76 - $45.16 hourly (depending on experience)

  • 80 hours vacation leave accrued annually (additional credit may be given for URS years of service)
  • 64 hours personal leave annually (pro-rated based on the remaining time left in the year)
  • 104 hours holiday leave annually
  • 40 hours sick leave accrued annually
  • City funded 401(a) retirement
  • Participation in Utah Retirement Systems
  • Contribution to 401(k) for Tier II retirement system employees
  • Health insurance and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Tuition reimbursement


Officers in the Riverton Police Department are sworn, law enforcement-certified first-line responders and are responsible for general law enforcement duties. Officers will maintain operational readiness and be available to respond to calls for service or take law enforcement action when necessary. Officers will be required to work various shift work, including days, graves, afternoons, and weekends. The needs of the department shall determine assignments. Applicants should be proactive and self-starting individuals who can adapt and overcome adversity and obstacles. Officers will be responsible for positive community contacts and representing Riverton Police Department in a respectable and professional manner.

  • Meet performance standards established with the employee's supervisor.
  • Patrol all areas of Riverton City in various police vehicles, on a bicycle or on foot, checking for criminal activity and its potential.
  • Respond to calls for assistance and secure crime scenes for evidence searches.
  • Conduct preliminary investigations and interview complainants, witnesses, and suspects.
  • Complete complaint questionnaires.
  • Perform case follow-up.
  • Assist with investigation activities as assigned and make arrests.
  • Control traffic and enforce traffic laws and ordinances, assist motorists, and issue citations and warnings for traffic violations.
  • Investigate D.U.I.'s, reckless drivers, accidents involving motor vehicles, parking problems, and traffic-related hazards.
  • Collect and classify data; create, enter, edit, and retrieve reports from the police records management system.
  • Serve processes, notices, summons, and subpoenas; keep records of dispositions.
  • Prepare for court cases and testify in court when required.
  • Transport prisoners and subdue unruly prisoners when necessary.
  • Clean and maintain assigned firearms, vehicles, and other special equipment.
  • Perform ongoing public relations to enhance the image of the department within the community.
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain productive working relationships with other employees and supervisor(s).
  • Be present at assigned duty location, on time and with proper equipment, unless authorized leave.
  • All other duties as assigned by higher-ranking officers or the Chief of Police.
  • Any other responsibilities that would be required to maintain effective operations of the department.

  • Graduation from High School or GED.
  • Utah POST certified or certifiable law enforcement officer status required.
  • 1+ years of previous law enforcement experience working as a police officer required.
  • If retired, certifiable by Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training based on continued completion of the 40-hour annual training requirement.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates with related post-high school education.
  • Current Utah Class D Driver's License with a good driving record.
  • Ability to maintain the medical and physical fitness standard (Cooper Institute) required by Riverton City and Riverton Police Department.
  • Must maintain firearms proficiency.
  • Must pass a background check.

  • Ability to prioritize work based on department and production objectives.
  • Ability to manage projects simultaneously.
  • Must be highly self-motivated and customer-focused.
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, & holidays when needed; the schedule may vary weekly.
  • Positive attitude and ability to work with a variety of different people at various levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with email and the internet required.
  • Beginner level in MS Word is required.
  • Beginner level in MS Excel is preferred.
  • Excellent oral communication skills are required.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, multi-tasking, and decision-making skills are required.
  • Ability to make difficult decisions and be resilient in the face of adversity.
  • Must be a team player who exemplifies professionalism and is committed to providing the absolute best police services.
  • Ability to be flexible and a willingness to view other perspectives with humility and openness.
  • Must have high ethics, morals, and standards.
  • Basic technical skills with a police radio and body cams are required.


The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screen, a background screen with BCI and the Riverton Police Department, provide a current copy of your driving record, and pass a Human Performance Evaluation (HPE) able to lift up to 100 lbs. This position has a six-month probation period.


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Riverton City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Holiday work, Temporary work, Trial period, Flexible hours, Shift work, Weekend work, Afternoon shift,

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