General Statement of Duties:
Performs responsible general duty law enforcement work to protect
life and property in the town.
Distinguishing Features of the Class:
An employee in this class performs a full range of general law enforcement duties. Work includes patrolling the town during a shift in a police car or on foot; preventing, detecting and investigating disturbances and crime; investigating traffic accidents, 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. 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. Employees are subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher ranking Police official; however, since the supervisor normally works a different shift, work must be performed independently. Work is evaluated through observation, review of reports, and discussion concerning how particular incidents or activities were handled.
Graduation from high school supplemented by basic law enforcement training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and have completed at least the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training
and Standards Council for certified law enforcement officers.
115 2nd Avenue
Conover, NC 28613
Visit https://www.conovernc.gov/jobs and fill out Police Officer application.