Police Officer

Gastonia, NC
Gastonia Police Department

Performs difficult protective service work enforcing laws, investigating criminal activity, ensuring safety of public, collecting evidence, testifying in court, maintaining files and records, preparing reports; does related work as required. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the assigned departmental supervisor.

Salary

$47,860.80 – $71,593.60 Annually

Closing

12/31/2022 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Responsibilities:

On an assigned shift, operates a patrol car or walks to observe all violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of the law and order. Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints. (35%)
Assist citizens by supplying information or advice, serves warrants and makes arrests. (20%)
Testifies in court. (10%)
Provides police escorts, directs traffic. (5%)
Investigates automobile accidents. (5%)
Reports unsafe conditions existing in the street or other public facilities. (5%)
Maintains records and prepares detail reports. (15%)
May be assigned to Investigations or Patrol. (5%)

Desired Skills:

Working knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; general knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; general knowledge of the principles and techniques of emergency care; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adapt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; ability to use firearms and operate motor vehicles.

Qualifications:

Police Officer I
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must graduate from an accredited college with an Associate's degree in criminal justice or related field with 36 months of hire.

Police Officer II
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college with an Associate's degree in criminal justice or related field.
OR
Graduation from high school AND 7 years as Police Officer AND Intermediate Certificate.

Police Officer III
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, or related field.
OR
Associate's degree AND 7 years as Police Officer AND Advanced Certificate.

Police Officer I, II, III (Special Requirements):
BLET certified by the NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission prior to being sworn, or commission within twelve months of hire.
DCI Certification from the State of NC within 120 days of being a sworn law enforcement officer.