Police Officer

Lincolnton, NC
City of Lincolnton Police Department

Rate of Pay: $20.06 – $30.09

Job Responsibilities

  • Patrols high and low crime areas; talks to people in the community; checks security of buildings and residences; apprehends offenders
  • Investigates traffic accidents; uses measurement devices and eye witness accounts to determine violators; assists motorists in filling out or exchanging insurance information
  • Maintains readiness of police vehicle with fuel and air pressure
  • Serves criminal papers; locates people under indictment; serves warrants, orders for arrest, and criminal summons
  • Observes and follows people violating traffic laws, vehicle registrations and inspection laws, and other traffic offenses; enforces speed limits
  • Conducts criminal investigations by gathering information, processing crime scenes, and interviewing witnesses
  • Responds to domestic situations; attempts to resolve conflict by recommending solutions
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Graduation from high school or equivalent; an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice is preferred; some prior law enforcement experience is desired


  • Valid North Carolina Drivers License
  • Must obtain (and maintain) Basic Law Enforcement Certification (BLET) as a law enforcement officer by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission (required to be continuously employed)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DCI certification within (1) year of employment