Performs responsible law enforcement work in the areas of patrol, investigations, drugs and vice, school resource, traffic safety, professional standards, and other specialty units as may be formed. Work in the police officer classification requires a high degree of independence and judgment and will vary according to the areas of assignment. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Sergeant.
$42,484.00 – $62,876.00 Annually
• Patrols assigned areas to detect and prevent crime; answers calls for service and assistance.
• 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; directs traffic as necessary;
• 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;
• Attends community meetings; organizes neighborhood watches; makes presentations to churches, schools, civic organizations, and business leaders; participates in agency volunteer programs;
• Investigates accidents; gathers appropriate information and fills out reports; draws diagrams; charges drivers as necessary; calls wreckers, rescue personnel, utility companies as necessary;
• If assigned to investigations, performs the duties of a detective and conducts detailed investigation of crimes; conducts vice investigations, including audio or video surveillance; investigates white collar crimes; investigates assaults, breaking and entering and robbery; investigates major narcotics offenses;
• Develops informants for the purpose of gathering intelligence.
• Provides service to the public; advises citizens on departmental procedures and options available;
• Testifies in court on arrests made and assists the district attorney in preparing cases;
• Must be a high school graduate or must have earned G.E.D. certificate.
• Must not have committed or been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
• Excellent physical condition and health certified through a physical examination.
• Must be a United States Citizen.
• Must be at least 20 years old.
• Must pass a psychological evaluation/examination provided by the agency.
• Must pass a drug-screening test.
• Applicants must have completed BLET (Basic Law Enforcement Training) and be eligible to obtain certification as a LEO from North Carolina Training and Standards.
• Willing to work rotating shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays.
• Must be able to obtain a valid North Carolina driver's license.