Police Officer I

Durham, NC
North Carolina Central University

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of the position is to serve as an assistant patrol squad supervisor in the Operations Division of the Department. This position is required to know the campus environment which includes the following: street layouts, building names and locations, detect crimes before they occur, conduct periodic self-initiated tasks to protect people and property by understanding crime trends and activities. Identify and investigate suspicious individuals, incidents, and vehicles, respond to calls dispatched by Communications or the Watch Commander, recognize situations quickly and determine appropriate actions. Review the facts of a situation to determine whether a criminal act or a policy violation has occurred. Properly detain or arrest persons as required and transport same in accordance with policy; document detentions and arrests prior to going off duty using the appropriate forms. Use proper subject control when needed, and document same using appropriate forms. Conduct searches within legal and safety parameters when required and secure. Identify and interview victims, witnesses, and suspects during the preliminary investigation.

Essential Functions:

  • Possession of designated level of technical skill or knowledge in a specific technical area.
  • Ability to present information to individuals or groups; ability to deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Ability to convey information clearly and concisely to groups or individuals either verbally or in writing to ensure that the understand the information and the message.
  • Ability to understand the organization’s mission, the function of the specific work unit and how it works with other work units to serve the customer/client.
  • Ability to identify problems, determine possible solution, and actively work to resolve the issues.
  • Ability to identify issues, obtain relevant information, relate and compare data from different sources, and identify alternative solutions.


  • A minimum of an associate degree (or 60 hours of college credit) and 4 years of sworn law enforcement officer experience.
  • Current certification from NC CJETSC as a commissioned police officer or certification eligible within an agency specified timeframe.