Police Officer

Whispering Pines, NC
Whispering Pines Police Department

Salary: $40,012 – $52,515.
Open until filled
Position Summary:

An employee in this class performs a full range of general law enforcement duties. Work includes patrolling the Village during an assigned shift in a police vehicle, boat, or on foot preventing, detecting, and investigating disturbances and crime; responding to police or other emergency calls; performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments. Employees must exercise judgement, initiative and calm control when performing duties. Work involves frequent public contact whichrequires tact, firmness, and decisiveness. Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy, state, and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from
superior officers. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated through observation, monitoring radio traffic, discussion, and review of reports for adherence to laws, department procedures, and proper judgement.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols streets in a police car or on foot; checks doors and windows; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, may maintain surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects; report dangerous or defective streets or other hazardous conditions.
  • Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, fires, medical calls, loud and disruptive behavior; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted.
  • Investigates traffic accidents, issues traffic citations, enforce village ordinances, direct traffic and participates in other emergency operation activities.
  • Performs investigations of accidents or possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, arrests, and processes criminal suspects; presents findings in court.
  • Serves warrants; apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports to magistrate and/or County detention facilities.
  • Prepares records and reports of activities.
  • Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; serves papers as needed.
  • Operates a two-way radio to receive instructions and information from or to report information to police department or central communications; maintains vehicle, weapons and other equipment in standard working order.
  • Utilizes a purchasing (credit) card to make approved purchases, maintain receipts, and submits monthly reconciliation report.


  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, hearing, kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to fifty (50) pounds of force occasionally; twenty (20) pounds frequently; and ten (10) pounds constantly.
  • Must possess the visual acuity to operate a police vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol.
  • A high school diploma or GED required, at least twenty (20) years of age; and completion of basic law enforcement training (BLET) required.
  • Possess Valid Class C NC Driver’s License.
  • NC CJE&TSC – Probationary certification.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100 & 700..