Police Officer

Davidson, NC
Davidson Police Department

Position Summary:

Performs and provides police services to the public with a commitment to the primary goals of protection of life, property and maintenance of order. Protectsthe rights of all individuals. Performs limited administrative, supervisory and leadership duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Regularly conducts patrol throughout the Town and extra-territorial jurisdiction; responds and takes appropriate action on a wide range of calls for police service.
  • Responds to calls for service and/or assistance related to a variety of requests which may include, but are not limited to, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior, assaults, parking issues, and drug possession or overdose.
  • Assist in the apprehension and arrest of law violators.
  • Conducts initial investigations and some follow-up investigations for minor offenses.
  • Prepares organized, detailed, and concise written documents and reports by hand and computer using proper grammar and spelling; uses the computer to search databases and perform research.
  • Serves as backup to other officers as necessary.
  • Investigates traffic collisions, issues citations for state and local statutes, directs traffic, and/or participates in other emergency operation activities.
  • Performs initial investigations of reported crimes, including but not limited to, documenting observations, interviewing involved parties and witnesses, documenting/preserving/collecting physical evidence, making arrests, and presenting case findings in court.
  • Enforces local ordinances, and state and federal laws, issues citations or warnings, serves warrants, apprehends and processes criminal suspects with transports to a magistrate and/or County detention facility, and serves civil process as required.
  • Assists with movement of vehicular traffic when necessary for school drop-off/release, accident scenes, special events, and as needed.
  • Operates a two-way police radio to receive information from or to report information to other police officers, supervisors, or central communications (dispatch); maintains assigned vehicle, weapons, and all other Town and Department equipment in standard working order.
  • Performs as a community liaison to solve problems, provides assistance, and buildsrelationships with all persons in the community.
  • Performs functions and specialized skills based on an assignment such as attending shift briefings, attending training on and off-site, and practicing proper methods for preservation of evidence.
  • Appears in court for testimony, attends meetings, works on projects, and gives presentations and lectures for officers and the public.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Requirements:

  • Shall possess the minimum required by the North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Commission to obtain certification as a Police Officer, including a high school diploma or equivalent; able to be certified by the North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Commission.
  • Preference is given to candidates with 60 or more hours of college credit or college degree and those who have completed the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) certification program and state exam.
  • Requires possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must be currently BLET certified.