Police Officer

Greenville, NC
Greenville Police Department

Salary: $22.17 per hour ($1,773.60/biweekly).

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols assigned areas on foot, patrol car, or other assigned mode of transportation to preserve order and enforce laws;
  • Receives and answers complaints and requests for service from citizens, provides information or assistance, or investigates according to policies and procedures;
  • Summons additional personnel, ambulance, or additional facilities to the scene of disaster, crime, or accident as required;
  • Interviews complainants, witnesses, and other persons who may have related information;
  • Performs crime scene processing;
  • Investigates break-ins, thefts, major crimes, and other situations as may be required;
  • Prepares detailed records and reports as required;
  • Investigates traffic accidents and completes State accident reports;
  • Operates speed detection device and writes traffic citations as warranted;
  • Escorts parades, funerals, and similar processions;
  • Attends public gatherings to help maintain order;
  • Patrols assigned areas for unusual situations and investigates unusual and suspicious circumstances;
  • Makes arrests as warranted;
  • Presents oral testimony in court;
  • Notifies business owners of conditions deserving attention;
  • Accompanies persons transporting large sums of money or other valuables;
  • Directs traffic at accident scenes, hazardous locations, sporting events in lieu of traffic signals and as directed;
  • Operates breathalyzer, DCI terminal, and other assigned police equipment;
  • Serves warrants, capiases, and subpoenas;
  • Reports hazardous street conditions, defective lights, defective water lines, and other problems;
  • Coordinates and meets with other officers and supervisors to collaborate on efforts to address police issues in assigned areas;
  • Attends and participates in community meetings and efforts;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED; and
  • No experience required.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be a high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development (GED) test.
  • Must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license or any other state, and acceptable driving record.
  • Must be at least 20 years of age by August 1, 2024.
  • Must be of good moral character with no disqualifying criminal conviction(s).
  • Must undergo an extensive background investigation including, but not limited to, polygraph exam, psychological evaluation, medical exam, and drug screen.
  • Must successfully complete a physical agility test and oral interviews.
  • Must be available to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays on a rotating schedule.
  • Must meet any other minimum employment requirements established by the City of Greenville.