Wednesday , February 8 2023

Amtrak Careers – Police Officer

Website Amtrak

Job Description:

Performs general police duties, processes and operations for the protection of life and property and enforces federal, state and local laws, prevents crime and preserves peace in a railroad surface transportation environment.

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintains proficiency and safely operates police equipment, including vehicles, computers and weapons, including a firearm.
  • Communicates verbally in person and by radio; presents testimony and evidence in administrative, civil and criminal proceedings; maintains open line of communications with law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, internal and external partners, as necessary or when directed.
  • Records information and prepares a variety of detailed reports with clearly organized thoughts and conclusions.
  • Reads, interprets and applies federal, state and local laws and regulations, railroad and department policies and procedures.
  • Performs security and safety activities at incidents, including, but not limited to, derailments, floods, fires, hazardous material incidents, special trains, and company functions involving railroad property and responsibility.
  • Responds to call for service and assistance, identifies hazards and takes proactive steps to resolve problems.
  • Arrests and detains offenders, conducts thorough preliminary and follow-up investigations to solve crimes and reduce criminal opportunities, conducts searches and seizures and serves warrants.
  • Effectively deals with individuals under various circumstances to resolve disputes and neutralize hostilities, mediates disputes; assists individuals who are sick and need assistance, administers first aid when necessary.
  • Responsible for the safety and protection of all persons, including passengers, employees and property.
  • Performs patrol duties on foot and in a police vehicle for prolonged periods of time.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass all components of the police application process, including:
    a written examination, a physical agility test meeting the following standards: Bench Press: 57% of applicant’s weight; Illinois Agility run: 20.6 seconds; 300 meter run: 92 seconds; push ups: 12; and 1.5 mile run: 19:45 minutes; a job related physical examination; a psychological examination and an in-depth background investigation.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be a United States citizen or have the ability to work in the United States
  • Current related experience as a police officer or similar law enforcement experience.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment
  • Ability to obtain a railroad police commission from state of primary assignment or applicant’s state of residence.
  • A certificate of successful completion of a basic police training program at a state authorized training academy

Job Details:

Company: Amtrak

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location:  Philadelphia, PA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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