Police Officer

City of Hendersonville, NC - Hendersonville, North Carolina

Jan 14, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$38,670 hourly

Job Description

Job Type: Full Time

Department: Police

Salary Range: $38,670 and will be moved to $40,604 upon a successful six month period. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

Hiring Bonus: $4,500. Distribution schedule: $1,500 upon completion of the hiring process. $1,500 upon successful completion of 6-month review (meets or exceeds expectations). $1,500 upon successful completion of 1-year review (meets or exceeds expectations).

The City of Hendersonville Police Department is accepting applications for a Police Officer. A Police Officer performs responsible protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments. Work includes routine patrol, traffic accident and criminal investigation, serving criminal papers, traffic law enforcement, and responding to domestic disputes. This employee is highly visible in crime areas and must be aggressive in preventing crime. Employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work including the potential for physical harm.

As a Police Officer you will patrol high and low crime areas; talk to people in the community; check security of buildings and residences; apprehend offenders. Investigate traffic accidents; use measurement devices and eyewitness accounts to determine violators; assist motorists in filling out or exchanging insurance information. Serve criminal papers; locates people under indictment; serve warrants, orders for arrest, and criminal summons. Observe and follow people violating traffic laws, vehicle registrations and inspections laws, and other traffic offenses; enforces speed limits. Conduct criminal investigations by gathering information, processing crime scenes, and interviewing witnesses. Testifies in Court. Transport arrested persons to correctional facility. Provide field training and guidance in police work to less senior police officers. Respond to domestic situations; attempt to resolve conflict by recommending solutions. Perform other related law enforcement work as required.

The employee should have knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, practices, and procedures. Knowledge of departmental standard operating policies and procedures, and federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Knowledge of practices, materials, techniques, and equipment pertinent to job assignment.  Knowledge of the City’s geography and location of streets, homes, businesses and buildings. Knowledge of criminal human behavior when confronted with difficult situations. Knowledge of effective communication practices including focused listening. Skill in the use of firearms and other authorized law enforcement equipment. Ability and willingness to act quickly and properly in emergency situations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, and the public. Ability to work varied shifts and assignments including undercover activity. Ability to take charge of emergency situations until relieved by a law enforcement superior. Ability to develop a positive public image, exercise judgment in all situations, and demonstrate a positive attitude.

The employee will be exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. When apprehending suspects who resist arrest, work is deemed as heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Vocal communication is required to express or exchange ideas or other information between individuals or groups. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines and motor vehicles, determining accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing surroundings. Employee must be able to demonstrate continued physical fitness to withstand the rigors of a law enforcement officer and potential physical confrontation with assailants and/or foot chases for apprehensions. Employee may be required to use deadly force to subdue an assailant or to protect themselves or others. Employee is exposed to indoor and outdoor working conditions.

The position requires graduation from high school; Basic Law Enforcement Certification (BLET) as a law enforcement officer by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission as well as a valid driver’s license. 

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: Basic Law Enforcement Certification (BLET)
  • Experience: 0

Contact Information

Jessica Pomerleau

City of Hendersonville, NC
630 Ash Street
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792
phone: 828-233-9154

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