Police Officer

Huntersville, NC
Huntersville Police Department

$48,825.00 – $58,537.50 Annually

We are looking for service-minded, diverse, problem solvers with a desire to affect positive change within our community. We offer a wealth of training opportunities in areas such as traffic enforcement, narcotics investigation, crime scene processing, community affairs, law, investigations, crime prevention and much more.

Essential Duties of the Position

  • Patrols streets in a police vehicle or on foot; develops and maintains working rapport with citizens and community leaders in assigned neighborhood; checks doors and windows; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, maintains surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects; reports dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions; serves criminal summons, subpoenas and warrants in assigned jurisdiction; makes arrests and transports suspects for processing; provides service to the public; advises citizens on departmental procedures and options available.
  • Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior, etc.; completes calls by determining true  nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted.
  • 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.
  • Performs investigations of accidents and possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses and others in the community and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, arrests and processes criminal suspects.
  • Conducts investigations of criminal cases including felonies; secures crime scenes and evidence; gathers and processes physical evidence; prepares cases in consultation with district attorney’s office; testifies in trials; performs narcotics, juvenile, arson, computer forensics, crime scene technology, and other specialized investigations.
  • Effects an arrest forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints, subdues resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons and resort to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self-defense.

Minimum Required Education and Experience

Lateral Entry – Already a Sworn Officer? Out of State Lateral Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years of full-time employment as a sworn law enforcement.
  • Must not have been separated from previous agency for more than 3 years.
  • Agencies must answer 911 calls for service and have comparable duties to HPD.

Intermediate Entry – Candidates must meet the following standards for consideration for Intermediate Entry:

  • Applicants enrolled in BLET or have completed BLET within the past year.
  • Applicants are sworn Police Officer in North Carolina.