Police Officer

Kinston Police Department (NC) - , North Carolina

Dec 9, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$40,278.05 annual
Lateral Transfer:
$Will discuss based on expierence annual

Job Description

Performs protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments, and related work as required. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of the Police Sergeant.

  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol car to observe for violations of City, county or state laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order.
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; administers first aid.
  • Serves warrants and makes arrests; testifies in court.
  • Checks building security; responds to business and bank alarms.
  • Operates police traffic radar for speed law enforcement.
  • Investigates traffic accidents; secures information and evidence; directs traffic and enforces traffic laws; conducts traffic surveys and checks.
  • Provides police escorts for parades, funerals, prisoners, bank deposits and special events.
  • Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities.
  • Conducts and assists with criminal investigations by preserving evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, performing property and evidence duties.
  • Prepares detailed reports.
  • May be assigned specific collateral duties such as administrative, special response team, special operations, school resource officer, investigations, animal control, etc.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 20+
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: BLET certified
  • Must possess either a B.L.E.T or State certification.
  • High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must meet minimum age requirement of 20 years old.
  • Some knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures.
  • Some knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings.
  • Some knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear reports.
  • Ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public.
  • Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.
  • Skill in the use of firearms and the operation of an automobile.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationship with associates and the general public.
  • Must meet and maintain minimum training and experience requirements for position as established by the department and the State of North Carolina.

Contact Information

Jay Moody

Kinston Police Department (NC)
, North Carolina 28501
phone: 252-939-3208

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