Police Officer

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Salary:      $47,860.80 – $71,593.60 Annually

General Definition of Work

Police Officer I, II,  III
Performs difficult protective service work enforcing laws, investigating criminal activity, ensuring safety of public, collecting evidence, testifying in court, maintaining files and records, preparing reports; does related work as required. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the assigned departmental supervisor.

Essential Functions/Duties

Police Officer I, II, III
On an assigned shift, operates a patrol car or walks to observe all violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of the law and order.  Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints. (35%)
Assist citizens by supplying information or advice, serves warrants and makes arrests. (20%)
Testifies in court. (10%)
Provides police escorts, directs traffic. (5%)
Investigates automobile accidents. (5%)
Reports unsafe conditions existing in the street or other public facilities. (5%)
Maintains records and prepares detail reports. (15%)
May be assigned to Investigations or Patrol. (5%)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Police Officer I, II, III
Working knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; general knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; general knowledge of the principles and techniques of emergency care; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adapt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; ability to use firearms and operate motor vehicles.

To apply for this job email your details to Quinley_jackie@cityofgastonia.com

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