Police Officer

Carrboro, NC
Carrboro Police Department

Salary: $51,404 – $62,712.

Position Summary:

Performs intermediate protective service work involving a variety of law enforcement or special duty police assignments; does related work as required. Work is performed under emergency conditions and involves personal hazard. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Police Supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle, rides a bicycle or walks to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order;
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints;
  • Issues citations for traffic violations and investigates traffic accidents;
  • Provides traffic control at intersections;
  • Serves warrants and makes arrests, maintains warrant records, testifies in court;
  • Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks;
  • Fills out arrest records; completes incident reports;
  • May serve as an investigator, a community police officer, DARE officer, patrol officer, crime prevention officer or be assigned to other law enforcement, support or special duty;
  • Sets up programs and serves on committees to bring community resources to facilitate crime reduction;
  • Establishes classes and programs to meet specific neighborhood needs;
  • Secures crime scenes; gathers and safeguards evidence; dusts for fingerprints; interviews witnesses and victims;
  • Teaches fourth and fifth grade students about drug awareness and dangers of substance abuse;
  • Chaperons school dances and events; gives presentations to school faculty, parents, PTA groups and community organizations;
  • Acts as crime prevention officer; acts as liaison with neighborhood watch groups;
  • Provides crime prevention presentations to neighborhood groups and businesses;
  • Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments; prepares incident and complaint reports;
  • Participates in a variety of in-service training programs;
  • Performs related tasks as required.


  • Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina.
  • Must meet and maintain minimum training requirements for the position established by the department and the State of North Carolina.
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.