Police Officer

Nags Head, NC
Town of Nags Head

MINIMUM SALARY: $50,518.00
CLOSING DATE: 12/31/9999

The Town of Nags Head is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer! This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the safety of our community. The position is responsible for protective service work involving a variety of police assignments as a member of the Town’s Police Department. Work includes routine patrol, traffic accident and criminal investigation, police vehicle maintenance, serving criminal papers, traffic enforcement, and responding to calls for service and domestic disputes.

Essential Duties
• 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; testifies in court.
• Utilizes community policing and problem-solving methods
• 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.

• Valid North Carolina driver’s license and have completed at least the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers with prospects of successfully completing the entire certification process within prescribed time frames.
• Graduation from high school or equivalent
• Must have the Basic Law Enforcement Certification (BLET) as a law enforcement officer by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission (required to be continuously employed); if not currently certified in North Carolina as a Police Officer, must have the ability to meet the Out-of-State Entry requirements as set forth by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
• General knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances and policies of the Police Department, especially relating to search and seizure, traffic control, pursuit, and arrest.

Physical Requirements
• Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
• Must be able to perform medium work exerting in excess of 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 20 pounds frequently, and/or in excess of 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
• Must possess the visual acuity to operate a police vehicle; distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol; operate a computer terminal; do extensive reading; and use measurement devices.

Desirable Experience and Education
• Prior Law Enforcement Experience desired
• Associates Degree in Law Enforcement or similar field