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Police Officer




Category

Police Department

Tracking Code

1733-569

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

The purpose of this position is to perform police activities and emergency response in the interest of public safety.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responds to calls for service by patrolling assigned district, enforcing laws and ordinances, issuing citations, making arrests, serving subpoenas, and answering citizen complaints.
  • Investigates crimes, accidents, or violations by conducting witness and suspect interviews, following up on leads, and completing assigned cases.
  • Performs field operations by conducting surveillance, organizing and directing officers, and executing search and arrest warrants.
  • Prepares documentation of incidents, reports, and search warrants and maintains files.
  • Attends court and testifies if necessary.

 

Supplemental Functions:

  • Performs other similar duties as required.

Job Specifications and Qualifications:

 Knowledge:

  • North Carolina General Statutes
  • Basic rules and regulations of criminal investigations, federal, state, city, and department
  • Basic Police investigative and identification techniques
  • Geography of city
  • Firearms
  • Computers

Licensing and Certifications:

  • Ability to obtain Basic Law Enforcement Certification. Failure to obtain within twelve (12) months of hire may result in termination.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

  PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must meet the City criteria for an acceptable driving record.

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

  • Positions in this class require: standing, fine dexterity, walking, lifting, carrying, sitting, reaching, handling, pushing/pulling, climbing, vision, foot controls, balancing, bending, crouching, hearing, twisting, talking.
  • Heavy Work: Exerting 50 - 100 pounds occasionally, 25 -50 pounds frequently, or from 10 up to 20 pounds constantly.
  • Incumbents may be subjected to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, physical hazards.

 Positions assigned to Criminal Investigations Division:

  • Positions in this class require: standing, fine dexterity, walking, lifting, carrying, sitting, reaching, handling, pushing/pulling, climbing, vision, foot controls, balancing, bending, crouching, hearing, twisting, talking.
  • Medium Work: Exerting 20 - 50 pounds occasionally, 10-25 pounds frequently, or up to 10 pounds constantly.
  • Incumbents may be subjected to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, physical hazards.

 Positions assigned to City Hall:

  • Position in this class requires: standing, fine dexterity, walking, lifting, carrying, sitting, reaching, handling, pushing/pulling, climbing, vision, foot controls, balancing, bending, crouching, hearing, twisting, talking.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.
  • Incumbents may be subjected to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, physical hazards.

 Positions assigned to Vice, Narcotics, Forensics or Property Control:

  • Positions in this class are subject to more frequent drug testing due to the sensitive nature of the assignment.

 


Required Skills

  • Understanding instructions, both oral and written
  • Use of firearms
  • Driving
  • Interviewing witnesses, victims, and suspects
  • Interaction with the public
  • Using computers and applicable software applications
  • Properly maintaining necessary paperwork
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Required Experience

High school diploma or equivalency; or the City may consider an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employer actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

 

 


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