Police Officer

Pinehurst, NC
Village of Pinehurst Police Department

$43,149.00 – $64,724.00 Annually

Police officers are allowed to take their assigned vehicles to their residence up to a 20-mile radius from the Village Police Department.

An employee in this class performs a full range of general law enforcement duties in the patrol division. Work includes patrolling the Village during a shift in a police car, on foot, by bicycle, or other appropriate means preventing, detecting and investigating disturbances and crime; investigating traffic accidents, helping victims, and performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; testifying in court; and executing related assignments.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patrols streets in a police car, on foot, by bicycle or other appropriate means; 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; reports dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions.
  • Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior, and other needs; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted.
  • Investigates traffic accidents; issues traffic citations; directs traffic and participates in other emergency operation activities.
  • Performs investigations of accidents and possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks assigned by the Police Sergeant or other senior officer; arrests and processes criminal suspects.
  • Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; testifies in court; executes search warrants; serves papers as needed.
  • Regulates and directs vehicular traffic at busy times or when traffic signal malfunctions or accidents require; maintains order at public gatherings.
  • Performs funeral and bank escorts.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from high school and completion of basic law enforcement training; experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Possession of a valid NC driver’s license. Certification by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Council as a law enforcement officer. Ability to obtain other required certifications.