Police Officer – Lateral – 1 Year Post Field Training Required

Hickory, NC
Hickory Police Department

$45,000.00 – $55,000.00 Annually

Major Duties

  • Patrols assigned area to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations.
  • Conducts preliminary inquiries, field interviews, and follow-up investigations to include interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing the crime scene.
  • Obtains and serves search and criminal warrants; apprehends, arrests, and processes offenders, including juveniles.
  • Provides assistance and backup support to other officers as necessary.
  • Provides first aid to victims as necessary and assists motorists.
  • Provides traffic direction as needed for events such as parades, funerals, ball games, and school crossings.
  • Testifies in judicial proceedings.
  • Responds to calls, including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others.

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess a State certified law enforcement training certificate.
  • Must possess a State general law enforcement certification.
  • Must have successfully completed at least one (1) year out of field training full time law enforcement experience with a municipal, county or state law enforcement agency.
  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.