Police Officer Trainee

Jacksonville, NC
Jacksonville Police Department

Performs responsible protective service work in a training capacity involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments; does related work as required. Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and involves considerable personal hazard. Work is performed under immediate supervision.

$35,000.00 Annually

6/16/2019 11:59 PM Eastern


Assisting with enforcing laws; investigating crimes; controlling traffic; collecting evidence; issuing warrants and summons; participating in continuing education; preparing reports.
• On an assigned shift, assists fully qualified officers to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order.
• Collects evidence and conducts searches; investigates traffic accidents.
• Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; issues traffic citations; serves warrants, summons, etc.; completes arrest records.
• Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks.
• Participates in a variety of in-service and special training programs.
• Responds to and investigates domestic disputes; assists other law enforcement agencies when requested or assigned.
• May be assigned to crime prevention, investigations, SWAT, community response, traffic, juvenile, or related areas for training purposes.
• Performs related tasks as required.


Typical Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina. Ability to acquire Basic Law Enforcement certificate issued by the State of North Carolina. Possession of or ability to acquire CPR, MDT-DCI, Radar and Intoxilizer certifications. Must meet and maintain minimum training and experience requirements for position as established by the department and the State of North Carolina.

Supplemental Information
Some knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; some knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; some knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of an automobile; ability to establish and maintain effective relationship with associates and the general public.