GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Performs general duty law enforcement work to protect life and property in the County.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class performs general law enforcement duties. Duties include patrolling the County during an assigned shift in a vehicle; preventing, detecting, and investigating disturbances and criminal activity; serving various civil and criminal papers; responding to calls; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments. Employees must exercise judgment, initiative, and calm control when performing duties; more difficult problems are normally carried out under the direction of or in conjunction with a Sergeant assigned to the same shift. Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness, and decisiveness. Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and state and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from superior officers. 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, loud noises, and hazardous spills with fumes, oils, gases, or flammable liquids. Employee may be exposed to human body fluids or blood and is subject to the OSHA requirements on Blood Borne Pathogens. Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation, discussion, and review of reports for adherence to laws, agency procedures, and proper judgment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND TASKS
- Patrols the County in a vehicle, on foot or by other means; serves a variety of civil and criminal papers; responds to calls; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, may maintain surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects, or criminal activity.
- Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; completes calls by determining the true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted.
- Investigates possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, arrests, and processes criminal suspects; presents findings in court.
- Serves warrants and civil and criminal process papers; apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports to County magistrate and/or County detention facilities; serves child support orders for arrest.
- Operates a two-way radio to receive instructions and information from or to report information to communications or other employees; must maintain vehicle, weapons, and other equipment in standard working order.
- Transports inmates, mental patients, and others to other jurisdictions, medical facilities, and other correctional or related facilities.
- Prepares detailed records and reports of activities using prescribed methods.
- Assists other law enforcement and emergency agencies in controlling emergency situations.
- Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; serves papers as needed.
- Operates radar units to detect speed, investigates accidents, and performs other traffic control work.
ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES
- Assists stranded motorists; gives information and directions to visitors and the general public.
- Performs other related duties as required.
RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION GUIDELINES
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Working knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances, and policies of the department, especially relating to search and seizure, serving papers, mental health detention and commitment procedures; 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.
- Working knowledge of the application of information technology to the work.
- Skill in the use of firearms and other law enforcement equipment and in the application of self-defense tactics.
- Skill in collaborative conflict resolution.
- 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.
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 work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; 20 pounds frequently; and 10 pounds constantly.
Must possess the visual acuity to operate a police vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol.
DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from High School and completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training.
Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid North Carolina Driver’s License and have completed at least the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Sheriff’s Training and Standards Commission for Certified Law Enforcement Officers with prospects of successfully completing the entire Certification process within prescribed timeframes. Deputy must be able to operate ATVs and be willing to work a flexible schedule as assignments dictate.
May require Radar and other Certifications.
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