Police Officer

Lincolnton, NC
City of Lincolnton Police Department

Closes On: December 20, 2022 at 05:00 PM EST

Rate of Pay: $20.06 – $30.09

The City of Lincolnton offers an opportunity in the Police Department to join an elite team of men and women in the law enforcement arena. The successful candidate will serve the citizens by performing routine law enforcement work including: patrolling the city, responding to service calls, and conducting routine investigations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Patrols high and low crime areas; talks to people in the community; checks security of buildings and residences; apprehends offenders
  • Investigates traffic accidents; uses measurement devices and eye witness accounts to determine violators; assists motorists in filling out or exchanging insurance information
  • Maintains readiness of police vehicle with fuel and air pressure
  • Serves criminal papers; locates people under indictment; serves warrants, orders for arrest, and criminal summons
  • Observes and follows people violating traffic laws, vehicle registrations and inspection laws, and other traffic offenses; enforces speed limits
  • Conducts criminal investigations by gathering information, processing crime scenes, and interviewing witnesses
  • Responds to domestic situations; attempts to resolve conflict by recommending solutions


  • uation from high school or equivalent; an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice is preferred; some prior law enforcement experience is desiredGrad


  • Valid North Carolina Drivers License
  • Must obtain (and maintain) Basic Law Enforcement Certification (BLET) as a law enforcement officer by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission (required to be continuously employed)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DCI certification within (1) year of employment