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Police Officer

Category: Public Safety
Description:
CLASS TITLE: POLICE OFFICER PURPOSE OF CLASS: UNDER GENERAL SUPERVISION, PERFORMS ALL FUNCTIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT WORK ASSOCIATED WITH A CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER AS ESTABLISHED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION AND TRAINING STANDARDS COMMISSION; PERFORMS RELATED WORK AS REQUIRED. PRIMARY TASKS: (ANY ONE POSITION MAY NOT INCLUDE ALL OF THE TASKS LISTED, NOR DO THE EXAMPLES NECESSARILY INCLUDE ALL OF THE TASKS PERFORMED.) • PATROLS (ON FOOT OR IN A PATROL CAR) AN ASSIGNED AREA IN THE BUSINESS AND/OR RESIDENTIAL SECTION TO PRESERVE GENERAL ORDER; DIRECTS TRAFFIC AND ENFORCES LAWS; CHECKS AT NIGHT FOR UNLOCKED DOORS, BROKEN WINDOWS AND OTHER INDICATIONS OF UNUSUAL SITUATIONS; NOTIFIES RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS OWNERS OF CONDITIONS DESERVING ATTENTION; INVESTIGATES UNUSUAL DISTURBANCES OF THE PEACE AND MAKES ARRESTS WHEN WARRANTED; WRITES TRAFFIC CITATIONS AND TICKETS AS REQUIRED; INVESTIGATES TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND FILLS OUT ACCIDENT REPORT AT THE SCENE, NOTIFIES PROPER AUTHORITIES IN CASE OF INJURIES OR FATALITIES; INVESTIGATES BREAK-INS, THEFTS, MAJOR CRIMES AND PERFORMS INVESTIGATIVE WORK THAT MAY BE REQUIRED OR ASSIGNED; ATTENDS PUBLIC GATHERINGS TO MAINTAIN ORDER; PRESENTS ORAL TESTIMONY IN COURT; SERVES WARRANTS, CAPIASES, AND SUBPOENAS; PREPARES RECORDS AND REPORTS AS REQUIRED; REPORTS THE EXISTENCE OF HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO THE PROPER TOWN DEPARTMENTS; ACCOMPANIES PERSONS TRANSPORTING LARGE SUMS OF MONEY OR OTHER VALUABLES TO PROVIDE PROTECTION; SERVES AS A COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICER CONCENTRATING EFFORTS IN ASSIGNED COMMUNITY AREAS AS NEEDED; MAY SERVE AS A K-9 DOG HANDLER AND PERFORM THOSE DUTIES AS ASSIGNED; PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS REQUIRED. QUALIFICATIONS OF CLASS: • EDUCATION: GRADUATION FROM AN ACCREDITED HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM AND COMPLETION OF ADDITIONAL COURSES AND SEMINARS IN VARIOUS PHASES OF POLICE WORK. • EXPERIENCE: COMPLETION OF ALL BASIC REQUIREMENTS OF NORTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION AND TRAINING STANDARDS COMMISSION FOR A CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: POSSESSION OF AN APPROPRIATE VALID NORTH CAROLINA DRIVER'S LICENSE AND POSSESSION OF THE BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATE AWARDED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION AND STANDARDS COMMISSION. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE CORNELIUS POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 704-892-1363 OR WWW.CORNELIUS.ORG.
Employer: Town of Cornelius
Expires: 4/19/2019
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