Police Officer

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The Garner Police Department is seeking candidates desiring a community-oriented law enforcement career.

Police Officers are responsible to perform protective service work in the prevention, detection, and investigation of violations of the law.   Officers are assigned to a patrol platoon and work rotating shifts.  The career development program offers an outstanding opportunity for professional enhancement and advancement in salary.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Police Sergeant or Platoon Leader.

With tenure, training and above-average levels of performance, officers can compete for a variety of specialized positions and promotions.  They include Canine Handler, Traffic Safety Officer, School Resource Officer, Investigator, Special Response Team, Crisis Negotiator, Field Training Officer, and others.

Officers are provided with state-of-the-art equipment, take-home cars (for those in compliance with Department policy), uniforms and all related apparel.

The current starting salary for all new police officers is $45,038. However, salary incentives may be provided for the following credentials: Prior law enforcement experience (Based upon total years of experience)
Specialized training/skills (as determined by the Chief of Police)

Examples of Duties:
Patrols designated sector in the assigned car; observe activity and intervenes as necessary; checks the physical security of businesses, homes, cars, etc.; gets out of the car and closely inspects buildings; establishes contact with citizens for public relations;

Enforces traffic laws; patrols or conducts stationary observation of traffic; utilizes radar to detect speed violations; stops suspicious vehicles for investigation; issues warnings, citations, and arrests for violations; uses standard field sobriety tests to determine impairment;

Serves criminal summons, subpoenas, and warrants in assigned jurisdiction; makes arrests and transports suspects to the public safety center for processing;

Responds to domestic violence incidences; provides assistance to reduce the risk of additional violence; conducts an investigation if necessary;

Responds to robbery calls; assesses crime scenes and calls for assistance; secures the crime scenes and interviews witnesses; apprehends suspects;

Investigates accidents; gathers appropriate information and fills out reports; draws diagrams; charges drivers as necessary; call wreckers, rescue personnel, utility companies as necessary;

Conducts detailed investigation of crimes;

Provides service to the public; advises citizens on departmental procedures and options available; Testifies in court on arrests made; presents evidence collected;

Completes necessary reports for all actions taken and submits to lieutenant for review; Directs traffic as needed at traffic accidents and other incidents;

Performs other job-related tasks as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicant must be a US citizen, 21 years of age or older, and have a high school diploma or equivalent.  A valid driver’s license is also required.

Current status must include one of the following: Currently sworn as a law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina;
Hold a current North Carolina Law Enforcement Certification; or
Be currently enrolled in a North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Certification Program leading to certification by December 19, 2019; or
Have two (2) years, full time, out-of-state law enforcement experience with no more than two (2) years break in service.

Additional Information:
Candidates will be expected to have: thorough knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the Town; general knowledge of departmental rules and regulations; general knowledge of Town ordinances; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear and comprehensive 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 motor vehicles; and the ability to render credible testimony in a court of law.

Selected candidates will be notified by November 15, 2019, and must participate in an Information Session, and successfully complete written evaluation (POST) and physical fitness evaluation (POPAT) scheduled for November 30, 2019. Candidates selected to continue will be required to participate in an oral panel interview scheduled for December 5, 2019. Please keep the above dates available.

Candidates issued a conditional offer will be required to qualify with a Garner Police issued handgun and submit to a background investigation, CVSA (truth verification) exam, drug screening, medical exam, and psychological exam. The projected hire date for the candidate selected will be February 3, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE:1) As part of the application process for Police Officer, you must complete the online Town of Garner application. In addition, you are required to fill out the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission Personal History Statement (Form F-3).  This form is lengthy and you should allow plenty of time to complete it and have it notarized.  You will also need to complete two separate release forms and have them each notarized.  Finally, you will need to complete the “History of Prior Applications with Criminal Justice Agencies” form.

These four additional documents must be received by the Garner Police Department by the application deadline: 5:00 PM on November 8, 2019.  Please carefully check over the documents to ensure all sections are complete before submitting them.

You may scan and email copies of these completed forms to Officer Walker at bwalker@garnernc.gov  in order to meet the posted deadline.  Please retain the original completed forms and provide them to Officer Walker if requested.

Application Supplement for Police Officers

Additional instructions for submitting these four documents and the same link to a PDF file containing them can be found in the supplemental question section of the application. Applicants who do not fill out these forms will automatically be disqualified from consideration.

2) Conditional offers will be issued within a few days after the oral panel interview phase. Candidates who are issued a conditional offer will be required to submit the following documentation within a few days of the issuance of the conditional offer. Candidates are encouraged to begin collecting this documentation immediately. This documentation will not be returned to candidates. Copy of Birth Certificate, Driver License, and Social Security Card
Certified Criminal Records Checks from all counties in which you have lived in the last 10 years.  If you attended high school within those 10 years and the high school was located in a different county than your residence, you must include that county’s criminal history check as well (DCI printout is not acceptable)
Copy of your Law Enforcement Certificate
Copies of any law enforcement training certificates (if applicable)
Copies of your last two annual evaluations from law enforcement agency (if applicable)
Copy of full DD 214 (if applicable)
Certified Driving History from all states in which you have lived in the past 10 years (DCI printout is not acceptable)
Copy of your High School Diploma or GED
Any other documentation you deem important as part of this process
If you have any questions, please contact Officer Walker at 919-772-8810 ext. 6983 or at bwalker@garnernc.gov.

Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply for this job please visit www.garnernc.gov.

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