Police Officer

Durham, NC
Duke University

Essential Functions:

  • Crime suppression and law enforcement are primary responsibilities.
  • Protect life and property.
  • Identify, apprehend and arrest suspects.
  • Apply appropriate use of force based on law enforcement best practices.
  • Obtain and serve warrants, subpoenas and other court documents.
  • Testify in criminal, civil and administrative hearings.
  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency situations and drills; administer aid, as needed.
  • Prepare reports, as needed.
  • Identify trend patterns as appropriate.
  • Operate law enforcement vehicles and equipment.
  • Proactively assist community members in identifying and solving community problems.
  • Manage conflict through negotiation.
  • Uphold the highest standards of conduct and customer service while serving and protecting our community and taking measures to prevent crime.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned by supervisor(s) and/or their designees.
  • Provide police services for Duke special events including NCAA Division I athletic events and community sponsored events.
  • Provide security for national and international dignitaries.


  • High School Diploma or GED; Associate degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must be at least 20 ½ years of age.
  • Successful completion of North Carolina’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET).
  • Requires a comprehensive criminal and background check.
  • In-state, out-of-state, and Military Police lateral transfers are accepted.
  • Must complete a financial background check.
  • Must complete a psychological evaluation.
  • Ability to obtain general certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers.