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The City of Nicoma Park is accepting applications for the position of full time Police Officer

Job Summary:

Responsible for prevention and suppression of crime and the enforcement of city, state, and federal laws.

Operate a motor vehicle for routine patrol assignments and responding to the needs of the community

Enforce state and federal laws and City ordinances

Make arrests on criminal and traffic related offenses

Performs other duties as assigned, which include but are not limited to: investigation of crime scenes, preservation and collection of evidence, preparation of handwritten and typed reports, oral testimony in courts of law, investigation of traffic accidents, etc.

Education, Training and Experience Required:

Must be at least 21 years of age

Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License which has not been suspended or revoked in the past five years and no more than 3 or more moving violations in the past three years

Must not have been convicted of domestic abuse or be listed as a defendant on a protective order

Must not have been convicted of a felony crime or have any pending criminal actions

Must not be a current user of controlled substances

Must not have been convicted of alcohol related driving offense or crime of moral turpitude

Must be able to pass physical agility test, written test and oral examinations, undergo an extensive background investigation, polygraph exam, MMPI or related psychological examination, Police Pension Board Physical and drug screening

Must successfully complete a basic Police Academy as taught by the Council on Law Enforcement Education & Training (CLEET) and written, practical and field exercises under the direct supervision of a Field Training Officer during the first twelve (12) months of the probationary period.

Successful candidates must demonstrate proficiency with firearms (both handgun and long gun on a semi-annual basis) and custody and control techniques to defend self and others





Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to operate two-way radios, vehicle and handheld types; radar equipment and Breathalyzer equipment

Ability to read, understand and interpret ordinances, laws and other operating procedures and communicate both orally and in writing

Ability to drive a vehicle safely and efficiently while under stress and while communicating on radio

Ability to deal effectively with others in both stressful and routine day to day situations

Willingness to follow orders, and to work with others

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Must be honest in dealing with the public and obey all laws

Ability to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekend, and long hours as necessary

Ability to read and interpret maps and give directions as needed

Ability to handle emergency situations in a calm manner

Ability to perform all aspects of Community Policing

Offer for Employment is contingent upon the following:

Preliminary testing

Oral Review Boards

Chief Interviews

Extensive Background Investigation

Polygraph Examination

MMPI Psychological Examination

Police Pension Board Physical

Deadline for Application & Background Investigation Packet: Friday, May 16th 2014

Click HERE for more information and to download an application. Or click on the “Apply Here” link to the left of the screen.


BOLO: Inconspicuous Alcohol Containers

Does anyone know what all these containers have in common? They are all alcoholic beverages. From the perfume bottle to the whipped cream can, all contain alcohol and these are the actual containers they are sold in! Parents: if you see these types of objects in your kid’s vehicle, you may want to do a double take, especially with St. Patty’s upon us. If you do find something like this, please notify us, as there may be a serious ABLE Commission violation that we can investigate.


Department Receives Thanks From Special Olympics 

Today, Nicoma Park Police received a certificate of appreciation for participating in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Department worked with many other law enforcement agencies in an effort to raise funds for Special Olympics. We graciously say thank you to the Special Olympics for allowing us to help out!


Letter of thanks to one of our officers

We received a wonderful letter from a concerned citizen who was touched in a positive way by the actions of one of our officers.  Here is what he had to say:

Chief Groseclose, 

I wanted to take a moment to applaud the efforts of one of your fine officers, Officer James Hall. As you know, Officer Hall recently made news of the tremendous gift of giving a bike to a young man who had a bike he worked and saved for stolen. The part of this story that so touched me when I first heard about the robbery was the fact that this young man has autism. Having a son, about the same age also living with autism, this story saddened me and it was truly devastating to know that this young man had something so dear to him taken away in such a disturbing way.
Today, I saw in the news that Officer Hall, being touched by the story, took it upon himself to make it right. This is truly a commendable and honorable act and on behalf of my organization, myself and my son; I want to thank him for making a difference for this young man. Officer Hall is a hero and epitomizes remarkable service to the public.
In the past year I have had the great honor of teaching many of Utah’s police officers about autism with my friend and teaching partner Lt. Mark Lowther of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office about autism. Having the opportunity to talk with law enforcement about this invisible disability is not only of critical importance, but it also gives me a tremendous appreciation for the selfless work you do to protect your communities. Learning more about the needs of its community members allows all of us, first responders and community members, gain a greater understanding of each other’s challenges and needs. It is obvious, from stories like this, Officer Hall has a great deal of compassion for those in his community and I am grateful to him for that. Please send Officer Hall my best regards!
Thank you for your time Chief Groseclose and best wishes,

James S. Vaughn
Families of Autism and Asperger’s Standing Together (F.A.A.S.T.)


 To read the full news story, click here.


Seven arrests made in pharmacy burglary

In addition to the arrests, some of the stolen medication, paraphernailia and a handgun were recovered.