Police Officer

Website Benson Police Department

Essential Job Duties: Prevent and suppress crime: protect life and property: enforce laws and ordinances: collect evidence; prepare reports; testify in court; identify significant crime trends; determine reasonable suspicion to detain and probable cause to arrest; engage in community and problem-oriented policing strategies; operate law enforcement vehicle; work day and night shift assignments, and communicate effectively with the public.

Desired qualifications: All applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalency. All applicants must possess a valid law enforcement certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission or be a graduate of a North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course in order to be considered for employment. Applicants must also be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. All selected candidates will undergo an extensive background investigation, including, but not limited to, drug testing and a comprehensive criminal check.

Salary and benefits: The entry-level salary is $39,457.00, with increases possible for those with previous law enforcement experience. All uniforms and equipment, including a firearm, Taser, and laptop computer are provided.

Additional benefits include:

Take-Home Patrol Vehicle within 30 miles, career progression plan with pay increases, paid gym membership, Wellness program with financial incentives, paid medical insurance through the NC State Health Plan, Paid Dental, Vision, and life insurance, 5% 401(k) Contributions, Tuition reimbursement program, Holiday pay program, Longevity bonus program, Opportunities for secondary employment, General and Advanced training, and Participation in community outreach activities.

Please visit the Town Of Benson Employment website for more information.

To apply for this job email your details to start@townofbenson.com

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