Police Officer I

Cary, NC
Town of Cary Police Department
Salary: $40,456.00-$72,592.00


Performs responsible protective service work in the prevention, detection and investigation of violations of the law; performs related work as required. Work may include assignment to special duty such as Impact Team, traffic, field investigations, criminal investigations, K-9, etc.

Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Police Sergeant.


  • Patrols designated sector in assigned car; observes activity and intervenes as necessary; checks the physical security of businesses, homes, cars, etc.; gets out of car and closely inspects buildings; establishes contact with citizens for public relations.
  • Enforces traffic laws; patrols or conducts stationary observation of traffic; utilizes radar to detect speed violations; stops suspicious vehicles for investigation; issues warnings, citations, and arrests for violations; uses standard field sobriety tests to determine impairment.
  • Serves criminal summons, subpoenas, and warrants in assigned jurisdiction; makes arrests and transports suspects to the public safety center for processing.
  • Responds to domestic violence incidences; provides assistance to reduce the risk of additional violence; conducts investigation if necessary.
  • Responds to robbery calls; assesses crime scenes and calls for assistance; secures the crime scenes and interviews witnesses; apprehends suspects.
  • Investigates accidents; gathers appropriate information and fills out reports; draws diagrams; charges drivers as necessary; calls wreckers, rescue personnel, utility companies as necessary.
  • Conducts detailed investigation of crimes.
  • Provides service to the public; advises citizens on departmental procedures and options available.
  • Testifies in court on arrests made; presents evidence collected.
  • Completes necessary reports for all actions taken and submits to lieutenant for review.
  • Directs traffic as needed at traffic accidents and other incidents.
  • Prepares and delivers crime prevention and traffic safety talks.
  • May serve as field training officer (FTO).
  • Performs other job-related tasks as required.