Police Officer

  • Anywhere

City of Brevard

Hiring Rate:  $19.29/hr

  • Candidates may be hired above the hiring rate based on qualifications and experience.
  • If hired at the hiring rate, employee will be eligible for a 5% increase at 6 months of employment.

The City of Brevard is currently accepting applications from certified law enforcement officers.   The Brevard Police Department pledges to provide professional services to the community through integrity, respect, and teamwork.   We are very fortunate to enjoy such an outstanding quality of life in Brevard and the members of the Police Department are committed to making it even better. The Department is proactive in crime prevention measures and prides itself in community involvement. The department works to accomplish this by continuing to provide professional police functions to prevent, detect and investigate criminal activities.

This position will perform a full range of general law enforcement duties designed to partner with the public to prevent and detect crime, address traffic safety issues, and respond to the needs of citizens.  Work includes patrolling the City during an assigned rotating shift in a police car or on foot; preventing, detecting and investigating disturbances and crime; performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments.  Work also involves frequent public contact that requires exercising collaboration, conflict management, situation control, and decisiveness. The public contact functions also include development and maintenance of rapport with citizens and community leaders.

Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and state and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from superior officers.

Essential Duties and Tasks

  • Patrols streets in a police car or on foot; checks doors and windows; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, may maintain surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects; report dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions.
  • Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted.
  • Investigates traffic accidents; issues traffic citation; directs traffic and participates in other emergency operation activities; provides preliminary medical assistance until advanced rescue crews arrive; assist with loading and transport.
  • Performs initial investigations of accidents or possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, arrests and processes criminal suspects;
  • Testifies in court in traffic cases and in other investigated.
  • Apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports to detention facilities.
  • Prepares records and reports of activities.
  • Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; serves papers as needed.
  • Gives information and directions to visitors and the general public.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances and policies of the police department, especially relating to search and seizure, traffic control, pursuit, and arrest.
  • Working knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods and equipment.
  • Some knowledge of scientific crime detection and criminal identification methods and procedures.
  • Skill in the use of firearms and other police equipment and in the application of self-defense tactics.
  • Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to present effective court testimony.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise activity reports.
  • Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the citizens.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, and other public officials.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, hearing, kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions.

Must be able to perform medium to heavy work exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, 20-50 pounds frequently and 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Must possess the visual acuity to operate a police vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol, and to use a computer.

Employees are subject to hazards associated with law enforcement work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, heavy traffic, loud noises, and hazardous spills with fumes, oils, gases, or flammable liquids.  Work is subject to the final OSHA standards on bloodborne pathogens.

Minimum Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent and possession of a Basic Law Enforcement Certificate.

Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and have completed at least the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers.

The City of Brevard is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job please visit www.cityofbrevard.com.

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