Patrol Officers

Website City of Mount Airy

The City of Mount Airy is accepting applications for full-time Patrol Officers.  Employees in this class perform a full range of general law enforcement duties either in the areas of traffic or patrol.  Work includes patrolling the City during a shift in a police car, preventing, detecting, and investigating disturbances and crime; investigating traffic crashes, helping victims, and performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; testifying in court, and executing related assignments.  Employees must exercise judgment, initiative, and calm control when performing duties, but more difficult problems are normally carried out under the direction of or in conjunction with the Patrol Sergeant or Patrol Lieutenant.  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.  Work is often performed under stressful emergency conditions and frequently involves personal hazards.  The employees are subject to hazards associated with law enforcement including working in both inside and outside environments, in extremely cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as exposure to atmospheric conditions, noise, vibration, and physical conditions.  Employees are also exposed to blood-borne pathogens and may be required to work in close quarters.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Patrol Lieutenant and Patrol Sergeant on the assigned shift and evaluated through observation, review of reports, and discussion concerning how particular incidents or activities were handled.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or the equivalency of, completed requirements established by the North Carolina Justice Education Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers and have a valid Driver’s license.

The City of Mount Airy offers a competitive benefits package including 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance for the employee.  A 5% 401k contribution for law enforcement officers, optional supplemental insurance, tuition assistance, paid holidays, and state retirement.  Applications may be picked up at City Hall, Personnel Department, 300 South Main Street, Mount Airy, or through our website at  Applicants must complete the City application and an F3.

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