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Police Officer (Open Competitive & Lateral Transfer)

The incumbent has personal responsibility in an assigned district during a specific period for the enforcement of all laws and ordinances and the protection of lives and property. The work consists primarily of routine patrol tasks. Assists in the investigation of criminal offenses and the apprehension of criminals. There is considerable independent responsibility for the exercise of sound judgment in emergency situations. However, ordinary procedures and special assignments are usually carried out under immediate supervision. Does related work as required.
Those who are interested in a career with the Ithaca City Police Department should visit the following link to our Department’s recruitment page:
Applications can be submitted online through the following link to the City of Ithaca Civil Service Employment Portal:
Salary is $44891 - $70222 per the current collective bargaining agreement with the potential to work overtime. Experienced Police Officers who are certified in New York State and hold full time civil service status may be eligible to be hired at a higher pay step. Additional benefits to name a few include a competitive healthcare plan, vision and dental coverage, a pension through the New York State Police and Fire Retirement system after 20 or 25 years of service and access to the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan.
The Ithaca City Police Department serves the City of Ithaca surrounding areas in Tompkins County, New York. We are a professional law enforcement organization and maintain a high level of community involvement and partnership with an ultimate focus on ensuring safety and peace for all those who visit, work, study or reside in the City of Ithaca. To help us accomplish our goals the Ithaca Police Department maintains high standards for our Officers and offers some of the most progressive law enforcement training opportunities available in New York State. The Ithaca Police Department also offers Officers the unique ability to apply for several different specialty units or ancillary assignments within our Department after initial training and the completion of the probationary period to include our Crime Scene Unit, Crisis Negotiations Team, Tactical Team, Crash Reconstruction Team among others. If you are ready for a challenging career and want to be a part of the change we are awaiting your application. Come and join our team!!!