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Police - Part Time Police Officer 

Open Date 3/7/2018  
Close Date  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Bargaining / Non-Bargaining Non-Bargaining  
Division Police  
Location South Bend Police Department  
Reports To Chief of Police or Designee  
Schedule Variable and as needed.  
Pay Rate $22.30 - 80% of 1st Class Patrolman  


Police officers, under general supervision, perform a wide variety of duties involved with the enforcement of laws and the prevention of crimes. Part-Time Police Officers will primarily operate in a support capacity to assist full-time officers as the need arises. Primary duties will be walking patrols, some civilian duties, special events, traffic assignments, downtown and bike patrols, and any other duties as assigned by the Chief. Only police officers who retire from the South Bend Police Department in good standing under the age and years-of-service provisions of PERF/INPRS, or separate from the department in good standing after serving a minimum of 10 years shall be eligible for appointment as Part-time Police Officers with the department.



· Monitor radio and communication devices to receive assignments and calls.
· Maintain awareness of activities in assigned areas.
· Effectively communicate, verbally and written, in the English language.
· Assist citizens with problems.
· Patrol on foot or by driving a vehicle, responding to assigned calls, and searching for suspicious activity or situations.
· Respond to calls by driving, walking, or running to a specific location.
· Refer persons to appropriate social service agencies when situations warrant.
· Assess situations, determine the need for assistance of other officers or agencies, and take appropriate action.
· Provide emergency aid to injured people and move people away from danger, including carrying unconscious people.
· Investigate accidents and reports of crimes. Gather evidence, record observations and statements of witnesses, victims, and suspects.
· Direct removal of vehicles involved in accidents and maintain an orderly flow of other traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian.
· Search crime scenes and take prescribed actions to preserve and protect evidence. Record findings and observations.
· Pursue and apprehend suspects, use appropriate means to protect the public and transport suspects to the detention area.
· Use appropriate means and weapons to restrain people from physically striking and injuring others.
· Drive a vehicle safely at high speed when an emergency warrants.
· Assure citizens obey all traffic laws. Advise drivers of safe driving practices. Verify license and registration data. Issue citations or make arrests as warranted.
· Take appropriate action to protect life and property.
· Maintain visibility in the community. Meet and talk with people. Visit local business. Provide information and make presentations to neighborhoods, civic organizations, and schools.
· Testify in court and prepare for such testimony by reviewing reports and notes. Meet with attorneys and obtain appropriate evidence.
· Maintain physical fitness, uniforms, equipment, and weapons.
· Participate in training on law enforcement procedures.
· Perform related duties as assigned

Position Requirements

· No sustained Administrative Investigations or Citizen Complaints for the last three (3) years where the adjudication resulted in: a suspension of three (3) days or more; any suspension upheld by the Board of Public Safety; or involuntary demotion during their career as a police officers.
· Must meet all State requirements for police officers as specified by Indiana Code and must maintain all required certifications as a condition of continued employment;
· Must have retired or resigned with at least 10 years of service from the SBPD in good standing.
· Must be able to pass the agility requirement.
· Must meet state mandated minimum training hours each year to maintain police certification.
· Must be able to complete a SBPD compliance course.
· Must not be an active 77 fund participant or be a current recipient of 77 fund disability benefits.
· Prior experience with training, peer support, FTO, mentorship, and/or recruiting a plus.


· Ability to attend court as needed.
· Ability to maintain consistent positive interactions with current staff, supervisors, and the public.
· Capacity to engage in teamwork and ability to collaborate.
· Required knowledge of South Bend City, St. Joe County, and Indiana State laws and ordinances.
· Demonstrated ability to deescalate, adapt, and resolve conflicts during changing situations in a high stress environment.
· Knowledge of geographic area of the City
· Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions
· Knowledge of modern police practices and methods used in crime investigation and the identification and presentation of physical evidence
· Ability to ascertain facts by personal contact, observation, and the examination of records
· Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others
· Ability to learn to operate all law enforcement equipment required in the performance of required duties
· Ability to maintain a high level of discipline and morale
· Ability to qualify for use of firearms and other defensive equipment
· Ability to keep accurate records and make reports
· Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and written
· Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the other city officials, county, state and federal authorities, the public, and other employees


· Valid United States Driver’s License required
· Certified Police Officer


Computer, typewriter, telephone, calculator, baton, firearms, automobiles, flashlights, radio transceivers, radar gun, first aid equipment. A full list of equipment can be found in the duty manual.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and walk, and talk or hear. The employee is required to run; use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds or more. The employee must be able to work for long periods of time, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration, make rapid transitions from rest to near maximal exertion without a warm up period. Also, the employee must be physically able to protect himself/herself and others. The employee must be able to use firearms, self-defense equipment and body armor. Specific vision abilities required for this job include the ability to adjust focus of varying distances. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee works both in and out of office settings. In outside weather conditions the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, with vehicles, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in the office and moderately noisy to very loud in the field. The entire office is smoke-free. The employee faces exposure to infectious agents such as Hep B or HIV. Tolerates exposure to grotesque sights and smells associated with major trauma.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pre-Employment Drug Screen
Pre-Employment Background Check
Pre-Employment Polygraph – for candidates with over a 1 year break in service.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
About the Organization South Bend is the economic, educational, media, and cultural hub of a multi-county region spanning the Michigan-Indiana border. It's the fourth-largest city in Indiana with over 100,000 residents. South Bend's flourishing collegiate community and burgeoning tech industry have built upon the foundation of the city's industrial past to create a vibrant present and a promising future. The city's 14 institutions of higher learning, including the internationally renowned University of Notre Dame, infuse South Bend with creative energy in the arts, business, and technology. Combined with recent economic growth, strong neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, and thriving arts venues make South Bend a fabulous place to live, work, and, play.

***AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.***  
EOE Statement EOE/ADA Statement

The City of South Bend provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application/hiring process should contact the Legal Department's ADA Compliance Officer at and Office of Human Resources at to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The City of South Bend seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality public safety officers, staff and administration. The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented candidates and others that will enhance our community in compliance with EO No. 1-2016 Section 1. Moreover, the City of South Bend prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  

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