Functions of a Police Officer

Police officers are responsible and able to perform the following functions:

  • Accept the philosophy and comply with the principles of community-oriented policing
  • Deal effectively and tactfully with offenders, witnesses, and the general public
  • Enforce laws, reason logically, maintain an objective approach, and make sound decisions in emergencies and adverse conditions
  • Investigate crimes or offenses, including interviewing individuals, collecting and preserving evidence / property, and providing accurate testimony in court
  • Maintain acceptable knowledge of police procedures and performance of duties assigned
  • Monitor and control traffic and emergency situations and render assistance when necessary
  • Patrol the City of Aberdeen
  • Physically apprehend / restrain criminals and suspects
  • Protect the public, self, and other officers
  • Seek and participate in additional training
  • Serve warrants and subpoenas
  • Support and enforce the laws of the State of South Dakota and the City of Aberdeen
  • Uphold the Constitution of the State of South Dakota and the United States of America

How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit an application packet to the Human Resources Department.