Police Officer, Town of Apex, North Carolina

Website Apex Police Department

TOWN OF APEX
invites applications for the position of:
POLICE OFFICER

ABOUT THIS POSITION:
Typical Hiring Range: $51,838-$65,316 with additional incentives for US Military Service, Education and Language Proficiency. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
Work Location: 205 Saunders Street, Apex, NC 27502
Posting Closing Date: 06/03/2022

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
The Apex Police Department has approximately 96-sworn and 26-non-sworn, full-time employees with an annual operating & capital budget of $15.7M. Employees work among three divisions to carry out the department’s functions, including administration, investigations, patrol, emergency communications, traffic safety, community services, school resources, crossing guard, accreditation and compliance, vice and narcotics, and reserve officer program. The department occupies a facility which was renovated and expanded in 2011 and sponsors a Community Police Academy to inform, educate, and illustrate our commitment to the community-oriented policing philosophy.

Citizens in Apex feel safe, with 98% of respondents in a 2020 survey indicating they felt safe in their neighborhoods while 96% felt safe in the Town overall. Low crime rates create an opportunity for the next Police Officer to join a team dedicated to maintaining effective strategies that result in these public safety perceptions while focusing on critical strategic issues.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING (DESCRIPTION):
In this position you will perform general duty law enforcement work to protect life and property in the Town. Work includes patrolling the Town during an assigned 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. 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 Police Corporal and/or Sergeant assigned to the same shift. Work involves frequent public contact requiring 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. Law enforcement duties are also subject to the final standards of OSHA on bloodborne pathogens. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a Police Corporal and/or Sergeant and is evaluated through observation, discussion and review of reports for adherence to laws, department procedures, and proper judgment.

A SAMPLE OF THE ESSENTIALS (DUTIES & 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 crashes; issues traffic citations; directs traffic and participates in other emergency operation activities.
  • Performs investigations of traffic crashes or possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, makes summary arrests and processes criminal suspects; presents findings in court.
  • Issues citations for violation of traffic regulations, serves warrants; apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports to County Magistrate and/or County detention facilities.
  • Regulates and directs vehicular traffic at busy times at local schools and when traffic signal malfunctions or traffic crashes require attention.
  • Operates a two-way radio to receive instructions and information from or to report information to police headquarters; maintains vehicle, weapons and other equipment in standard working order.
  • Monitors adherence to parking ordinance and issues written citations or written warning for violations.
  • Prepares case records, arrest reports, and reports of activities.
  • Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; serves papers as needed.
  • Assists stranded motorists; gives information and directions to visitors and the general public.
  • Provides escorts of citizens making bank deposits; provide traffic escorts for funerals; works as school crossing guard.
  • May serve in a specialized assignment such as field training officer for new law enforcement officers, traffic investigator, school resource officer, criminal investigation division, or other assignments within the Agency.

ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES

  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Subject to emergency or non-emergency call back/call out, etc.

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.

Questions regarding the qualifications can be directed to the Apex Police Department Training and Recruiting Unit at APDRecruiter@apexnc.org

To apply for this job email your details to apdrecruiter@apexnc.org

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