Police Officer

Website Town of Carrboro

General Definition and Conditions of Work
Performs intermediate protective service work involving a variety of law enforcement or special duty police assignments; does related work as required.  Work is performed under emergency conditions and involves personal hazard. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Police Supervisor.

This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires balancing, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.  The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions
Responding to emergency police situations; driving or walking to observe illegal or suspicious activities; affecting arrests and maintaining law and order; providing assistance to the public; undertaking special assignments.

On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle, rides a bicycle or walks to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order;

Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints;

Issues citations for traffic violations and investigates traffic accidents;

Provides traffic control at intersections;

Serves warrants and makes arrests, maintains warrant records, testifies in court;

Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks;

Fills out arrest records; completes incident reports;

May serve as an investigator, a community police officer, DARE officer, patrol officer, crime prevention officer or be assigned to other law enforcement, support or special duty;

Sets up programs and serves on committees to bring community resources to facilitate crime reduction;

Establishes classes and programs to meet specific neighborhood needs;

Secures crime scenes; gathers and safeguards evidence; dusts for fingerprints; interviews witnesses and victims;

Teaches fourth and fifth grade students about drug awareness and dangers of substance abuse;

Chaperons school dances and events; gives presentations to school faculty, parents, PTA groups and community organizations;

Acts as crime prevention officer; acts as liaison with neighborhood watch groups;

Provides crime prevention presentations to neighborhood groups and businesses;

Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments; prepares incident and complaint reports;

Participates in a variety of in-service training programs;

Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the town and location of important buildings; general knowledge of the rules and regulations of the department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear reports; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surround hazards and circumstances; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of a motor vehicle; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

Special Requirements
Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina.  Must meet and maintain minimum training requirements for the position established by the department and the State of North Carolina.

This position is open to CERTIFIED APPLICANTS ONLY.

Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.

To apply for this job please visit nc-carrboro.civicplushrms.com.

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