Police Officer

Apex, NC
Apex Police Department

Typical Hiring Range: $58,911-$74,569 with additional incentives for US Military Service, Education and Language Proficiency. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

In this position you will perform general duty law enforcement work to protect life and property in the Town. Work includes patrolling the Town during an assigned shift in a police car or on foot; preventing, detecting and investigating disturbances and crime; performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments. Employees must exercise judgment, initiative, and calm control when performing duties; more difficult problems are normally carried out under the direction of or in conjunction with a Police Corporal, Sergeant, and/or Lieutenant assigned to the same shift. Work involves frequent public contact requiring tact, firmness and decisiveness.


  • Patrols streets in a police car or on foot; checks doors and windows; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, may maintain surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects; report dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions.
  • Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted.
  • Investigates traffic crashes; issues traffic citations; directs traffic and participates in other emergency operation activities.
  • Performs investigations of traffic crashes or possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, makes summary arrests and processes criminal suspects; presents findings in court.
  • Issues citations for violation of traffic regulations, serves warrants; apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports to County Magistrate and/or County detention facilities.
  • Regulates and directs vehicular traffic at busy times at local schools and when traffic signal malfunctions or traffic crashes require attention.


  • Graduation from high school, or possession of a G.E.D. and
  • Completion of a North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training Course and possession of a NC BLET Certificate, or Currently attending a North Carolina BLET Program, or
  • Currently employed in-state as a sworn, full-time law enforcement officer with no more than a one (1) year break in service, or
  • Two (2) years or more of full time, out-of-state sworn law enforcement service with no more than a three (3) year break in service.