Police Officer

Cary, NC
Cary Police Department

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.

$44,408.00 – $68,848.00 Annually


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;


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the Town; general knowledge of departmental rules and regulations; general knowledge of Town ordinances; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear and comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of motor vehicles.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by additional training and experience in the law enforcement field.

Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.