Police Officer

Roxboro, NC
Roxboro Police Department

Salary: $46,198.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

An employee in this class performs a full range of general law enforcement duties. Work includes patrolling the City 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. Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness, and decisiveness. Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and state and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from superior officers. Employees are subject to hazards associated with law enforcement work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, loud noises, vibrations, and hazardous spills with fumes, oils, gases, or flammable liquids. Because of the exposure to human body fluids in the course of carrying out duties, work is subject to the OSHA requirements for bloodborne pathogens. This position is considered a safety sensitive role. Work is performed under the supervision of the Police Patrol Supervisor and is evaluated through observation, discussion and review of reports for adherence to laws, department procedures, and proper judgment.

Essential Functions:

  • 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; reports 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 accidents; issues traffic citation; directs traffic and participates in other emergency operation activities.
  • Performs investigations of accidents or possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, arrests and processes criminal suspects; presents findings in court.
  • Regulates and directs vehicular traffic at busy times at local schools and when traffic signal malfunctions or accidents require.
  • Issues citations for violation of traffic regulations, serves warrants; apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports to detention facilities.
  • Operates a two-way radio to receive instructions and information from or to report information to police headquarters; maintains vehicle, weapons and other equipment in standard working order.
  • Prepares records and reports of activities.
  • Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; serves papers as needed.
  • Participate in training courses, to include practical skills tests and other tests of physical abilities.
  • Assists less experienced officers with understanding job expectations and performing the reporting and other law enforcement duties; may serve as field training officer (FT0).
  • Assists fire and rescue calls with traffic and other requirements at emergency scenes.
  • Assists stranded motorists; gives information and directions to visitors and the general public.
  • Provides traffic escorts for funerals or other special situations occurring in the City.
  • Serves as backup to other law enforcement officials in the counties or other municipalities.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • U.S. Citizen.
  • At least 21 years of age.
  • High school graduate.
  • Preferably a two-year Associate’s degree or higher.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • No criminal record, except for minor traffic offenses.
  • Good moral character.
  • Good physical condition.

Preferred Requirements:

  • BLET Certified Applicants.
  • Experienced Law Enforcement Officers.