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Position: Police Officer
Location: Wilson, NC
Salary: $41,064-$65,981.64
Duties: Patrols assigned areas to detect and prevent crime; answers calls for service and assistance. Investigates criminal complaints and accidents; conducts crime and accident scene analysis. Enforces motor vehicle laws by stopping violators and taking appropriate enforcement action. Assists the District Attorney in the preparation of cases for trial; testifies in court. Prepares timely and accurate reports; reviews investigative, arrest, accident, and supplemental reports for accuracy. Develops informants for the purpose of gathering intelligence. Questions witnesses and complainants; investigates suspects. Attends community meetings; organizes neighborhood watches; makes presentations to churches, schools, civic organizations, and business leaders; participates in agency volunteer programs. Performs organized patrols of high crime areas. Writes and executes search warrants; serves warrants and subpoenas. Maintains vehicle, firearms, and other equipment. Directs traffic as needed. Collects and maintains evidence; ensures proper chain of custody. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requirements: According to 12 NCAC 9B .0101/9B .0111, every Law Enforcement Officer employed by an agency in North Carolina shall: Be a citizen of the United States; Be at least 20 years of age; Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation; Have been fingerprinted and a search made of local, state, and national files to disclose any record; Have been examined and certified by a physician to meet physical requirements necessary to properly fulfill the officer's particular job responsibilities; Have produced a negative result on a drug screen; Have undergone a psychological screening examination to determine the officer's mental and emotional suitability to properly fulfill the job responsibilities; Have been interviewed personally by the Department Head or his representative; Notify the Criminal Justice Standards Division of all criminal offenses for which the officer is arrested, charged, pleads no contest or guilty, or is found guilty; not have committed or been convicted of: a felony; a crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than two years; Be a high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development Test; Satisfactorily complete the employing agency's in-service firearms training program.
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Closing Date: Until Filled
Contact Information: Wilson Police Department
  Officer S. W. White
  120 Goldsboro St E
  Wilson, NC 27894
  (252) 246-1107