Great Falls - Certified Lateral Police Officer

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Department Great Falls Police Department
Job TitleCertified Lateral Police Officer
SalaryUp to $80,005.91
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Great Falls, MT

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*Must be a full-time, sworn police officer, who has completed a state-certified police academy and has completed at minimum 1-year with your current agency, OR holds a valid POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certificate, OR you are within 3 years of the date of separation from your last law enforcement agency. 

**Military Police. Federal Law Enforcement or Security Forces training is not considered POST Certified Training*


Responsibility for providing law enforcement services by conducting field patrols of an assigned area of the city.  Work is performed under the general direction of a Police Lieutenant, Sergeant, or other supervisory employee.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK (May not include all duties performed):

  • Patrols assigned areas to observe, prevent or stop unlawful activities by issuing citations or making arrests.
  • Responds to calls involving domestic disputes, rescue efforts, accident scenes, potential criminal activity and determines the appropriate course of action.
  • Operates a radar unit to monitor traffic speeds; issues warnings or summons as appropriate.
  • Responds to calls involving disturbances of the peace, bank and burglar alarms, and fire scenes.
  • Prepares various records and reports to document all shift activities.



  • Basic knowledge of law enforcement practices, methods, procedures and standards.
  • Working knowledge of the use and care of firearms and weapons.
  • Basic knowledge of arrest, rules of evidence and court procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, other law enforcement and public safety personnel, and the general public.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical work and to lift and carry up to 100 pounds; the ability to stand, walk, run, bend, twist, push, pull, sit, ride and perform similar body movements; the possession of hand/eye coordination sufficient to operate various police equipment, firearms and a motor vehicle; the ability to talk and hear in person, by telephone or two-way radio; and the ability to see and read instructions and reports.



  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • US Citizen
  • Able to obtain Montana Driver’s License
  • Height and Weight in Proportion
  • Ability to pass color vision test
  • No convictions for which imprisonment could have occurred in a federal or state penitentiary



  • Ability to achieve Montana POST Equivalency certification within one year of date of hire.
  • Ability to qualify with specific duty Weapons
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the public
  • Ability to handle interpersonal situations and have problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to serve the community


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