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The patrol officer job classification is a position that is appointed by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Mount Prospect heretofore created and now acting pursuant to the Illinois Municipal Code, Chapter 24, Section 10-21-1 and the Village Municipal Code, Chapter 5, Sections 5701 to 5706. The patrol officer is primarily assigned to the uniformed patrol section, but may also be assigned to other components within the department. The patrol officer is primarily under the immediate supervision of the shift supervisor and is responsible for enforcing laws, keeping the peace and protecting the rights of citizens. He must take police action when required, but always within the authority of his position.
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