This is responsible entry-level law enforcement work involving the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Incumbents perform a variety of police related functions such as police patrols, investigations, traffic regulation, and other related law enforcement activities. A TN POST Certified patrol officer must be able to act without direct supervision using independent judgment and discretion in meeting emergency and non-emergency situations. Duties are performed in accordance with law and departmental directives. Work involves extensive public contacts and situations of personal danger. The incumbent operates under the general supervision of the Police Sergeant, Patrol Section. Some over-time work is required.