Police Officer

New Bern, NC
New Bern Police Department

Salary: $46,513.00 – $75,699.00 Annually.

Position Summary:
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 frequently involves considerable personal hazard. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Police Sergeant.

Essential Functions:

  • 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 information regarding crime, accident, violation, etc.
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; issues traffic citations and warning tickets.
  • Completes field interview and incident reports.
  • Serves warrants and subpoenas; makes arrests.
  • Attends scheduled court dates; testifies in court.
  • Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks.
  • Fills out arrest records, fingerprints, photographs, etc.; performs prisoner security functions.
  • Performs follow-up investigations; may work undercover; processes crime scenes.
  • May be assigned to special operations or technical support operations; attends in-service training.
  • Performs related tasks as required.


  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.
  • 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.
  • Must meet and maintain minimum training and experience qualifications for position as established by the City and the State of North Carolina.