Police Officer

Dobson, NC
Dobson Police Department

Position Summary:

The Town of Dobson is currently accepting applications for a Police Officer with the Dobson Police Department. This position is a member of the patrol division that involves working in the Dobson Community. This position reports directly to the Chief of Police.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsibilities will include but are not limited to proactive patrol of Dobson corporate limits utilizing community policing methods; maintenance of open communication with supervisors and other officers by oral and written reports; conduct and/or assist others in investigations, traffic control, and event security; protect property and provide public safety services; accurately record information on standard forms and incident reports; testify in legal proceedings; perform basic law enforcement duties with the capability to exercise considerable judgment in application of local, state, and federal laws. Duties will include but are not limited to protecting lives and property of citizens through active patrol; responding to calls for assistance, complaints, and suspicious activity; performs initial investigations of accidents and possible crime; arrests and processes criminal suspects.
  • The Town of Dobson is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
  • This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Town of Dobson makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.


  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, 21 years of age, or older.
  • This position requires a minimum education of a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Current law enforcement certification through NC Criminal Justice Standards is preferred.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record.
  • 3 or more years of experience as a sworn law enforcement officer is preferred.
  • Acceptable background reports.
  • Negative drug screen results.
  • Must pass a psychological evaluation/examination.