Job Title:



$40,456.00 - $72,592.00 Annually 

Job Type:

Regular, Full-Time


Cary, North Carolina



Performs responsible protective service work in the prevention, detection and investigation of violations of the law; performs related work as required.   Work may include assignment to special duty such as Impact Team, traffic, field investigations, criminal investigations, K-9, etc.


Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Police Sergeant.   



 Typical Tasks:

Patrols designated sector in assigned car; observes activity and intervenes as necessary; checks the physical security of businesses, homes, cars, etc.; gets out of car and closely inspects buildings; establishes contact with citizens for public relations;


Enforces traffic laws; patrols or conducts stationary observation of traffic; utilizes radar to detect speed violations; stops suspicious vehicles for investigation; issues warnings, citations, and arrests for violations; uses standard field sobriety tests to determine impairment;


Serves criminal summons, subpoenas, and warrants in assigned jurisdiction; makes arrests and transports suspects to the public safety center for processing;


Responds to domestic violence incidences; provides assistance to reduce the risk of additional violence; conducts investigation if necessary;


Responds to robbery calls; assesses crime scenes and calls for assistance; secures the crime scenes and interviews witnesses; apprehends suspects;


Investigates accidents; gathers appropriate information and fills out reports; draws diagrams; charges drivers as necessary; calls wreckers, rescue personnel, utility companies as necessary;


Conducts detailed investigation of crimes;


Provides service to the public; advises citizens on departmental procedures and options available;


Testifies in court on arrests made; presents evidence collected;


Completes necessary reports for all actions taken and submits to lieutenant for review;


Directs traffic as needed at traffic accidents and other incidents;


Prepares and delivers crime prevention and traffic safety talks;


May serve as field training officer (FTO); 

Performs other job-related tasks as required.







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