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Job Functions

The following functions have been determined by job analysis to be the essential functions for the position of Police Officer 1:

  1. Affect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.
  2. Climb over obstacles; climb through openings; jump down elevated surfaces; jump over obstacles, ditches, and streams; and crawl in confined areas to pursue, search, investigate, and/or rescue.
  3. Communicate effectively over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications, often under adverse conditions such as siren usage and high speed vehicle operations.
  4. Effectively communicate verbally by listening to people and by giving information, directions, and commands.
  5. Conduct searches of buildings and outdoor areas of varying size which may involve walking and/or standing for long periods of time and which requires the ability to distinguish color and perceive shapes.
  6. Conduct visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  7. Enter and exit vehicles quickly to pursue a suspect or answer an emergency call.
  8. Exercise independent judgement within legal guidelines, to determine when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest, and when force may be used and to what degree.
  9. Gather information in criminal investigation by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informants.
  10. Load, unload, aim, and fire handguns, shotguns, and other department firearms from a variety of body positions in situations that justify the use of deadly force while maintaining emotional control under extreme stress.
  11. Manage interpersonal conflicts to maintain order.
  12. Operate an emergency vehicle during both the day and night; in emergency and pursuit situations involving speeds of posted limits while exercising due care and caution and in exception to traffic control devices and in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions and environmental conditions such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow.
  13. Perform law enforcement functions while flexible hours.
  14. Perform law enforcement functions requiring unanticipated overtime.
  15. Perform tasks which requires lifting, carrying, or dragging people or heavy objects while performing arrest, rescue, or general patrol functions.
  16. Perform searches of persons which involve touching and feeling to detect potential weapons and contraband.
  17. Prepare legible handwritten investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations, which are accurate and complete.
  18. Pursue fleeing suspects on foot in both daylight and darkness in unfamiliar terrain.
  19. Read and comprehend rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and the law for purposes of ensuring appropriate officer behavior/response and performing enforcement activities involving the public.
  20. Subdue resisting subjects using hands and feet while employing defensive tactics, maneuvers or approved nonlethal weapons.
  21. Use body force to gain entrance through barriers to search, seize, investigate, and/or rescue.
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Michael Yankowski
Chief of Police
Contact
120 W. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
517-483-4600
myankowski@lansingmi.gov

Police Headquarters
Staff Services
HOURS:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

- Criminal History check
- FOIA Request
- Reports
- Finger Printing
M-F 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Gun Registration
M-F 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.