Police Officer

Garner, NC
Garner Police Department

The Garner Police Department is seeking candidates desiring a community-oriented law enforcement career.

Police Officers are responsible to perform protective service work in the prevention, detection and investigation of violations of the law. Officers are assigned to a patrol platoon and work rotating shifts. Career development program offers an outstanding opportunity for professional enhancement and advancement in salary. Starting salary is $45,038. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Police Sergeant or Platoon Leader.

With tenure, training and above average levels of performance, officers can compete for a variety of specialized positions and promotions. They include Canine Handler, Traffic Safety Officer, School Resource Officer, Investigator, Special Response Team, Crisis Negotiator, Field Training Officer, and others.

Officers are provided with state-of-the-art equipment, take-home cars (for those in compliance with Department policy), uniforms and all related apparel.

The current starting salary for all new police officers is $45,038. However, salary incentives may be provided for the following credentials:
• Prior law enforcement experience (Based upon total years of experience)
• Specialized training/skills (as determined by the Chief of Police)

$45,037.98 – $69,891.13 Annually

7/10/2019 5:00 PM Eastern


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;

Provides service to the public; advises citizens on departmental procedures and options available; Testifies in court on arrests made; presents evidence collected;

Completes necessary reports for all actions taken and submits to lieutenant for review; Directs traffic as needed at traffic accidents and other incidents;

Performs other job-related tasks as required.


Minimum Qualifications
Applicant must be a US citizen, 21 years of age or older, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. A valid driver's license is also required.

Current status must include one of the following:
• Currently sworn as a law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina;
• Hold a current North Carolina Law Enforcement Certification; or
• Have two years, full time, out-of-state law enforcement experience with no more than eight (8) months break in service.