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Public Safety Careers

Consider a career keeping our residents, and the places they live and work, safe.

Some of our positions

  • Firefighter
  • Deputy fire marshal; inspector, I, II
  • Police officer
  • Criminalist
  • Police technician
  • Senior crime analyst 

Skills for the job

  • Respond to emergency situations in the field.
  • Perform extensive physical exertion tasks (police officers and firefighters) and work long shifts on day, night or 24-hour shifts; may experience sleep disruption.
  • Apply modern crime prevention and investigation techniques.
  • Skillfully and safely use firearms and police-related tools.
  • Apply modern firefighting techniques to prevent and suppress fire.
  • Physically handle people resisting arrest.
  • Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and determine the proper course of action.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely in speaking and writing. 


Options are available from the high school and GED-diploma with some college coursework. Firefighters require an emergency medical technician (EMT) or paramedic license.

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