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The Patrol Officer is a uniformed position sworn to enforce all laws and ordinances for which the department is responsible, protect the lives and property of all persons, and maintain peace and order within the City of Carbondale. The Patrol Officer must frequently act without direct supervision and must exercise independent discretion in meeting emergencies. The Patrol Officer’s work involves an element of personal danger and is subject to assignment to shifts and types of duty according to the needs of the department. The Patrol Officer is routinely assigned to uniform patrol, but may be assigned to the Investigations Division or any other assignment authorized by the Chief of Police. The Patrol Officer is ordinarily under the direct supervision of the shift supervisor, however, may receive direction from any superior officer.