Training and Skills

  • Knowledge of the administrative directives of both the City of Midland and the Police Department.
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations; interprets and applies as necessary.
  • Knowledge of technical aspects of crime prevention and law enforcement including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, records management, and care and custody of persons and property.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the city and the surrounding vicinity.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement and criminal justice system principles.
  • Knowledge of the safe use of firearms and other modern police equipment.
  • Knowledge of operational characteristics, services, and activities of a patrol program.
  • Skill in communicating clearly and concisely, both oral and written.
  • Skill to plan, organize and manage time effectively.
  • Skill to resolve a variety of situations characterized by conflict or danger.
  • Works independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Skill to perform duties using baton or ASP and approved arrest tactics.
  • Knowledge of basic report preparation.