Police Officer

Mooresville, NC
Town of Mooresville Police Department

Salary: $51,898.00 – $81,163.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Work includes monitoring the environment and the behavior of individuals; preventing crime, detecting and investigating unusual circumstances, and responding to the needs of our community while patrolling the Town. An employee in this class must quickly and accurately perceive each situation, including the dangers and liabilities, apply related training, education, experience and principles, and exercise sound judgment in taking appropriate action. When time permits, more complex problems may be carried out under the direction of a supervisor or a Police Corporal. Work involves frequent public interaction requiring professionalism, tactfulness, fairness, decisiveness and cultural sensitivity Work is performed in accordance with accepted law enforcement principles, departmental policy, local ordinances, state and federal law, and constitutional guarantees, An employees is subject to hazards associated with law enforcement work to include being assaulted, handling dangerous or emotionally distressed individuals, and exposure to dangerous traffic conditions. An employee is required to make a responsible judgment as to the use of force to be deployed in any given situation. An employee is also subject to environmental hazards such as exposure to loud noises, hazardous spills with fumes, oils, gases, or flammable liquids, extreme hot and cold weather, and infectious diseases. Work is subject to the final OSHA standards on bloodborne pathogens. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated through infrequent observation, monitoring radio traffic, computer generated productivity reports, and review of written reports.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrolling the streets, observing, assessing, monitoring, analyzing and retaining information, in order to determine the need for police intervention while reducing crime and the fear of crime. Responds and takes appropriate action on a wide range of calls for police service to include, but not limited to, calls for emergency assistance, crimes in progress, complaints of suspicious or criminal activity, domestic and neighborhood disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; concerns involving persons of diminished capacity, traffic accidents and congestion, and civil disputes.
  • Conducts investigations of traffic violations, traffic accidents and criminal activity through personal observations and interviews of victims, witnesses, and suspects. Protects, photographs, diagrams, documents and collects physical evidence for presentation in court. Issues citations, serves warrants, summons and subpoenas, and makes warrant less arrests. Operates the Automated Fingerprint Identification System and the Digital Image Capturing System, completes arrest reports, and documents the information, and testifies in suppression hearings, grand juries and trial courts.
  • Drives a patrol vehicle for up to 12 hours a day in routine situations and during emergencies while simultaneously operating police emergency equipment and a two-way radio to transmit and receive information. Operates a mobile data terminal while on patrol accessing Computer Aided Dispatch information, PISTOL’s Records Management System, criminal warrants, driver license information and vehicle registration information. Maintains vehicle weapons and other equipment in standard working order. Uses the appropriate level of force to de-escalate volatile situations or control agitated/hostile individuals. Subdues physically attacking persons or persons resisting arrest. Regulates and directs vehicular and pedestrian traffic when needed. Conducts special targeted enforcement efforts to enforce seatbelt, alcohol, speed, or other laws; operates 800 Mhz Trunking radio system, radar and Intoxilyzer equipment. Prepares records and reports of activities as required by policy or laws.
  • Serves as a DARE officer or a school resource officer performing specialized teaching, student interaction, after school activities, parental counseling, and participating in general school activities with teachers, principles, guidance counselors and other officials. Serves as a canine handler assigned to a Patrol squad Completes mandatory state and federal in-service training. Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; serves papers as needed. Assists stranded motorists; gives information and directions to visitors and the general public, Performs other duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or GED and successful completion of basic law enforcement training (possession of a Basic Law Enforcement Certificate); or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Be a United States Citizen and have completed General Law Enforcement Certification requirements established by the North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers.
  • Be of good moral character as determined by an extensive background investigation.
  • Must pass a written test, a written narrative, oral interview, job related physical abilities test, a psychological examination, medical evaluation and drug screening.
  • Must pass a Field Training Period of observation up to 3 months long.
  • For a K9 Officer: Must have been a Canine handler of a Certified Police K-9 within the past 10 years.