Police Officer

Elizabeth City, NC
Elizabeth Police Department

Salary: $46,836.00 – $62,520.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Performs intermediate protective service work involving a variety of general police assignments. Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves considerable personal hazard. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a police supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforcing laws; investigating criminal activity; ensuring the safety of the public; testifying in court; maintaining records and files; preparing reports.
  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle or walks to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order;
  • Enforces traffic laws; issues citations for traffic violations;
  • Responds to calls for assistance, complaints and disruptive behavior and evaluates situation;
  • Serves criminal and civil legal documents, makes arrests;
  • Maintains records, testifies in court;
  • Measures speed and conducts analysis of breath on suspects;
  • Fills out arrest records, takes finger prints;
  • Performs prisoner security functions;
  • Provides escort services for funerals and businesses;
  • Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments;
  • Participates in a variety of in-service training programs;
  • Performs related tasks as required.


  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  • General knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; general knowledge of pertinent Federal and State laws and municipal ordinances;
  • Thorough knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings;
  • Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department;
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports;
  • Ability to deal courteously, firmly and tactfully with the public;
  • Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable course of action with due regard to hazards and circumstances; possession of physical agility and endurance;
  • Skill in the use of firearms and the operation of a motor vehicle;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.