Under general supervision, patrols community streets and performs animal control functions for the city of Thornton.
Patrols streets in marked, radio-equipped vehicle fitted with animal cages. Responds to calls for services such as nuisance and animal cruelty complaints. May handle injured or deceased wild animals. Transports animals to shelter. Catches, contains, and impounds animals-at-large including sick, injured, and vicious animals using specialized equipment, such as catch poles, leashes, asps, dart guns, cages, and traps. Cares for animals appropriately; performs euthanasia on sick or injured animals. Vaccinates animals. Picks up and disposes of dead animals. Protects self and safeguards the public from dangerous animals. Provides animal control and related information to the public. Conducts presentations at schools to educate children on animal care and behavior. Documents situations and actions taken by issuing courtesy notices. Writes reports, takes photographs, and sends certified notices or corrective orders. Notifies animal owners or involved parties of violations and corrective actions required. Follows up on cases; prepares and serves summonses; testifies in court. Performs routine upkeep on assigned vehicle. Performs routine upkeep on building kennel area. May be required to work overtime. May work a varying schedule and/or shift. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED; one year experience working with animals; one year of customer service experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Licensing/Certification Requirements: Valid Colorado driver's license with a safe driving record.
The Thornton Police Department is led by Chief of Police, Terrence Gordon. The Thornton Police operate under three divisions: Patrol, Administration, and Detectives, each of which is led by a Deputy Chief. There are 243 commissioned police officers and 75 non-commissioned employees working for the department. Our police department is data driven and strongly emphasizes community involvement. We are committed to providing high quality law enforcement services. The City of Thornton offers quality police services for approximately 144, 000 residents.