Police Officer

Jacksonville, NC
Jacksonville Police Department

The Jacksonville Police Officer I position is an exciting opportunity to further the quality of life for those who live and visit a growing and progressive coastal community. Jacksonville is proud to be home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. Being the county seat of Onslow County, Jacksonville is affectionately known as “A Caring Community” – an exceptional location to live, work and play. Our community is a consistent top performer for “Best Place to Raise Your Kids” by Parents and BusinessWeek magazines and is recognized as a “Best Place for a Stable Career” by CNNMoney.com.

Performs responsible protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments; does related work as required. Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and involves considerable personal hazard. Work is performed under regular supervision.

$38,000 Annually

8/11/2020 11:59 PM Eastern


• On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle or walks to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order.
• Interviews victims and witnesses to obtain additional necessary information regarding crime, accident, violation, etc.
• Investigate crimes, collects evidence and conducts searches; investigates traffic accidents.
• Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; issues traffic citations; serves warrants, summons, etc.; completes arrest records.
• Makes arrests and testifies in court; prepares reports.
• Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks.
• Participates in a variety of in-service and special training programs.
• Responds to and investigates domestic disputes; assists other law enforcement agencies when requested or assigned.
• Ensures all evidence is properly tagged and logged.
• May be assigned to crime prevention, investigations, SWAT, community response, traffic, juvenile, or related areas as specified.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and completion of basic law enforcement training.

Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina. Possession of Basic Law Enforcement certificate issued by the State of North Carolina. Possession of or ability to acquire CPR, MDT-DCI, Radar and Intoxilizer certifications. Must meet and maintain minimum training and experience requirements for position as established by the department and the State of North Carolina.