Legislative Police Officer I

Raleigh, NC
North Carolina General Assembly

Salary: $48,977 Annually.

Position Summary:

The Legislative Police Officer I provides for the security and protection of legislators, legislative staff, visitors, and property of the state legislative complex and throughout the state during special events. The General Assembly Police Department was established over forty years ago with the unique mission to safeguard the state legislative branch by enforcing North Carolina law, investigating crime, responding to emergencies, and providing safety education as it applies to the NCGA. The Legislative Police Officer I works under the direction of the Police Officer II (Sergeant). Recurring tasks and assignments are carried out with minimal supervision during the shift.

Essential Functions:

  • Investigates criminal violations and suspicious activities and makes arrests or notifies other law enforcement personnel when necessary.
  • Patrols legislative complex grounds and building facilities to enforce laws and regulations and to prevent theft, trespass, vandalism, or other criminal activities.
  • Enforces parking regulations and controls traffic flow on complex grounds.
  • Assists with crowd control efforts.
  • Provides dignitary protection and coordinates such activities with other law enforcement personnel.
  • Provides information, directions, and other assistance to legislators, legislative staff, state officials, and the public.
  • Responds to emergency calls.
  • Monitors alarm and surveillance camera computer systems.
  • Performs related law enforcement duties as required.


  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of North Carolina’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET).
  • Ability to obtain general certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers.
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina motor vehicle operator’s license.