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.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING (DESCRIPTION):
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.
A SAMPLE OF THE ESSENTIALS (DUTIES & TASKS):
- 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.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED (MINIMUM MUST-HAVES):
- 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.