CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Performs gathering and sorting of police investigation information. Employees in this class are responsible for obtaining, processing and indexing complex investigative information. Responsibilities include summarizing police information and assisting in the preparation of reports and case investigations. Work involves planning, scheduling and prioritizing work assignments. Most duties are carried out under the supervision of a police captain or sergeant, who ensures the work conforms to prescribed policies and procedures. Work at this level involves preparing case summaries or reports of investigative findings; responding to official inquiries from other law enforcement agencies; collecting data relating to criminal activities, events, and incidents; informing case investigators of data to assist them in investigations; conducting oral briefings; communicating with victims and the general public; keeping accurate up-to-date records of all activity performed; and operating within a police environment. This position will be exposed to sensitive and restrictive information where confidentiality is required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Gathers and compiles information needed by Investigations personnel in support of police investigations.
Supports the Investigations supervisors and detectives with case development.
Takes initial police reports, and investigates assigned cases within training and skill level.
Contacts victims using approved investigative techniques.
Supports the command and investigative staff by preparing written reports on investigative findings.
Keeps records pertaining to Investigations resources and special assignments that are not maintained within other sections within the Police Department.
Prepares written correspondence related to Investigations personnel.
Assists in the collection and delivery of property and/or media information to support the police investigation.
Assists in major case investigations by compiling information, analyzing data and investigative work, and providing administrative, technical, and investigative support to the officer-in-charge or other investigative personnel.
The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shift(s) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
Assists investigators with the collection and packaging of evidence with training and skill level.
Court preparation and testimony. Meets with prosecutors to clarify facts prior to trial, responds to questions from prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges. Reviews case reports and evidence prior to trial, understands and applies legal principles, comprehends laws and abstract concepts, organizes facts and provides accurate testimony under stress, reviews case details prior to testimony.
The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
High School education or possession of a GED Certificate. Preference is given with a college degree.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.
Able to pass a polygraph examination and background investigation.
Access to the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS) is required, so the following KCJIS requirements apply:
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must have not been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
NCIC less-than-full access certification required within 6 months of hire.
Two to three years of administrative and clerical experience including use of PC.
Prior experience in customer service.
Prior experience working within the criminal justice system preferred.
Working knowledge of gathering and compiling information.
Knowledge of office environment procedures.
Preparing written correspondence.
Experience with basic software programs such as Microsoft Office and Google products.
Basic math and accounting skills.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Proficient typing and data entry skills.
Good listening skills.
Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, and calendaring computer software applications.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to analyze and recommend possible solutions or case investigative techniques.
Ability to learn and utilize complex and sophisticated computer programs, Records Management Systems, and other criminal justice system databases.
Ability to make and receive phone calls.
Hand and eye coordination adequate to use computer and typewriter.
Ability to sit in an office environment for extended periods.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to learn and understand PC software applications.
Diplomacy and judgement.
Ability to work in hectic environment with many interruptions.
Ability to comprehend and protect confidential and sensitive information.
Alpha and numeric recognition.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.