Police Officer

Surf City, NC
Town of Surf City Police Department

The Police Officer responds to citizen calls for service, provides a police presence in the community to encourage citizens to feel safe, conducts law enforcement activities and operations, and investigates crimes. Work in this position is accomplished by utilizing communications equipment, conducting police tactical movements, conducting security operations, conducting traffic operations, completing documentation, navigating streets, conducting investigations, and utilizing police equipment and weapons systems.



$40,575.60 – $66,487.85 Annually


10/10/2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


• Conducts investigations by completing police documentation for reportable crimes and traffic accidents, interviewing and interrogating subjects, utilizing knowledge of search and seizure laws, swearing out warrants and arrests, and protecting crime scenes.
• Performs prisoner operations by conducting searches, handcuffing prisoners, transporting prisoners, and processing prisoners at police station.
• Utilizes communication systems by using mobile and portable radios, and making telephone calls for reports and follow ups.
• Conducts tactical police operations by serving as a member of search team, conducting searches of buildings, outside area, and vehicles, and patrolling areas in vehicles and on foot.
• Performs administrative duties by completing paperwork, documenting activities and actions, serving on committees, maintaining equipment and vehicle, and assisting in coordinating special events.
• Works irregular hours including weekends, holidays and extended hours as needed.
• Performs work during emergency/disaster situations.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Desired Skills:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations; first aid principles and skill in their application; areas of responsibility including streets, buildings, and areas where more than usual police attention may be required; the principles of police work; the rights of criminally accused; general law enforcement procedures; the laws governing search and seizure; interviewing and interrogation techniques; surveillance techniques; the harmful effects and dangers of drug usage; and state and local motor vehicle laws.

Skilled in making sound and logical decisions quickly; having an aptitude and personal commitment for law enforcement work; thinking clearly and acting effectively in emergency situations; prioritizing and problem-solving abilities; remembering details of incidents including names and faces; utilizing cognitive skills required for successful performance of essential functions; grammar, writing, and composition skills; legible handwriting; appropriate radio manners and voice; and communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Ability to represent the Town in a professional and respectful manner while interacting with a diverse set of individuals within the workplace and the community.

Education and Experience
High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and the ability to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job such as those listed above.

Licenses and Professional Certifications
• North Carolina Driver's License
• North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Certification