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    Summary

    This position serves as a uniformed Police Officer assigned to the Edward Hines Jr. VA Medical Center, Hines, IL, appointed as a law enforcement official under Title 38 of the United States Code. Section 1.218, authorized to carry firearms and make arrests.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties Include:
    -Recognizes and determines if a crime is about to be committed, is in the process of being committed, or has already been committed.
    -Distinguishes and properly classifies criminal or civil violations that may occur.
    -Recognizes difference in "normal" and "deviant" behavior.
    -Independently conducts foot patrol for a prescribed patrol area over the course of a regular shift.
    -Writes Investigative Reports covering incidents on his/her shift containing pertinent information, which is factual, classified properly, and submits such reports in a timely manner.
    -Informs individuals about their rights as suspects and/or witnesses.
    -Responds to calls or alarms involving crimes in progress or just discovered.
    -Questions victims and witnesses at the scene of an incident to determine the reasons for a call for assistance.
    -Issues citations for personally observed violations of the law, rules, or regulations.
    -Assists victims of accidents or assault by providing first aid, and/or calling for medical assistance, or assists in transporting to a specific location for medical treatment.
    -Obtains statements from persons involved in or witnessing accidents.
    -Records observations about traffic conditions, vehicle locations and other pertinent information for accident reports.
    -Pursues and apprehends persons fleeing a crime scene or attempting to resist arrest while on VA property.
    -Subdues individuals causing disturbances such as in family disputes, disrupting normal working operations, etc.
    -Identifies and reacts to overcome life threatening situations such as natural or man-made disasters hostage, situations, terrorist attack, kidnap, or felony assault.
    -Gives out crime prevention information and advice during patrols and when in contact with individuals.
    -Directs traffic ensuring normal traffic flow, especially during congested times such as shift change and when an accident has occurred.
    -Conducts extensive foot patrols and conducts physical security checks to include testing alarm and intrusion system.
    -Other related duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581347700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.