Police Officer

Asheville, NC
Asheville Police Department

IT PAYS to work at Asheville PD

  • Pre-tax hiring bonus of $5,000 for new lateral Police Officers and $3,500 for new Police Officer Trainees.
  • 3% for a Foreign language (sworn and civilian positions)
  • 8% for an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificates
  • $1,000 Yearly Uniform Stipend
  • 3% speciality unit
  • Education (sworn and civilian positions)
    • 1.5% for an Associate’s Degree
    • 3% for a Bachelor’s Degree
    • 5% for a Master’s Degree
  • Night-shift differential pay of $2.00/hour
  • $30 daily on-call pay
  • $50 Wellness Incentive

Police Officer Trainee Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participates in patrol of an assigned area of the City. Inspects troublesome areas and checks security of business establishments. Answers complaint calls and assists in investigating crimes and disturbances. Interviews witnesses, gathers evidence. Interrogates suspects, makes arrests, and prepares investigation reports.
  • Investigates traffic accidents and performs first aid. Secures and clears accident scenes. Directs traffic.
  • Monitors vehicle speeds with radar, conducts criminal and driving checks and issues summons or warnings.
  • Serves or participates in the service of legal papers, such as citations, subpoenas, warrants and commitment orders. Locates designated parties, explains the meaning of papers and makes arrests when necessary.
  • Appears in court as a witness to give testimony.
  • Attends various community functions to establish law enforcement presence. Interacts with residents as appropriate to establish and maintain positive image of Department and law enforcement activities.
  • Prepares various reports and forms such as case files, offense reports, accident reports, tow sheets and cards, property vouchers and lab requests.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Police Officer – Lateral Transfer Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Patrol designated areas of the City in car, by foot, or other means to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; protect real and personal property by providing security checks of residential, business, and public premises; maintain awareness of and remains alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen vehicles, missing persons, traffic violators, and crimes in progress, takes appropriate enforcement action through warnings or citations.
  • Respond to calls for service for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards, misdemeanor and felony incidents, domestic disturbances, property control, civil complains, and related incidents, investigate complaints and takes appropriate action.
  • Conduct investigations at scenes to which summoned or incidents observed; determine what, if any, crime has been committed; identify, collect, preserve, process, and store evidence; locate and interview victims and witnesses and interrogate suspects.
  • Prepare and serve search warrants and arrest warrants; apprehend and arrest offenders for crimes committed under federal, state, and local laws and codes; control and mitigate people under the influence of drugs or alcohol or other potentially hostile situations.
  • Investigate traffic collisions, providing first aid for injured, taking safeguards to prevent further accidents, interviews principals and witnesses, taking written statements from drivers, witnesses; examines vehicles and roadways; observing traffic control devices, and obstructions to view; takes necessary street measurements; clears the scene of obstruction and wreckage.
  • Direct traffic and crowd control at special events, motor vehicle collisions, and other emergency situations.
  • Attend various community functions to identify crime related issues and/or quality of life issues and works with the community to solve those issues.
  • Escort prisoners to the Detention Facility, ensuring prisoners are properly guarded during transport.
  • Interact with the public in a fair and impartial manner regardless of the situation. Establish and preserve good relationships with the general public; answer questions from the public concerning local and state laws, procedures, and activities of the department.
  • Conduct Crime Prevention Activities to reduce and deter criminal activity.
  • Testify in court and at hearings, prepare and present case evidence; respond to mandatory court calls during irregular hours.
  • Initiate and complete reports, legal documents, and other required paperwork; prepare investigative reports and case information/files.