Police Officer

Albemarle, NC
Albemarle Police Department

$46,165.12 – $61,803.55 Annually

Essential Duties

  1. Patrols streets in a police car, on foot, by bicycle or other appropriate means; 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.
  2. Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior, and other’s needs; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted.
  3. Investigates traffic accidents; issues traffic citations; directs traffic and participates in other emergency operation activities.
  4. Performs investigations of accidents and possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks; arrests and processes criminal suspects.
  5. Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; testifies in court; executes search warrants; serves papers as needed.
  6. Regulates and directs vehicular traffic at busy times or when traffic signal malfunctions or accidents require; maintains order at public gatherings.
  7. May be assigned to special School Resource Officer or Traffic division work.
  8. Operates a two-way radio to receive instructions and information from or to report information to police headquarters.
  9. Prepares detailed records and reports of activities.
  10. Uses a variety of software programs to prepare incident reports, perform research, check driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations, check for outstanding warrants and related research.



  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.


  • Some law enforcement training or experience.

Special Requirement:

  • Graduation from high school and some law enforcement training or experience.
  • Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must possess a valid North Carolina Driver’s license and have completed at least the minimum requirement established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Council for certified law enforcement officers, with possession of a Basic Law Enforcement Certificate.
  • Ability to obtain required certifications.