Police Officer

Boone, NC
Boone Police Department

Salary: $50,962.

Position Summary:

Performs intermediate protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments; does related work as required. Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and involves considerable personal hazard. Work is performed under regular supervision.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforcing laws; investigating crimes; controlling traffic; collecting evidence; preparing reports; issuing warrants and citations.
  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle, bicycle or walks to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order;
  • Investigates cases of criminal violations; questions witnesses; interviews suspects, witnesses and victims;
  • Obtains and serves warrants;
  • Gathers evidence; conducts surveillance; takes fingerprints; photographs crime scenes;
  • Develops information for purpose of gathering intelligence; meets with informants;
  • Maintains detailed records on cases;
  • Interviews victims and witnesses to obtain additional necessary information regarding crime, accident, violation, etc.; helps investigate crimes; helps collect evidence; conducts searches; investigates traffic accidents;
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; issues traffic citations; serves warrants, summons, etc.; completes arrest records;
  • Makes arrests and testifies in court; prepares a variety of reports;
  • Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks;
  • May be assigned to crime prevention, school resource, DARE or other technical or special support operation;
  • Performs related tasks as required.


  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and some law enforcement
  • Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina.
  • Possession of Basic Law Enforcement certificate. Must meet and maintain all minimum training and experience requirements for position established by the department and the State of North Carolina.