Police Officer – Lateral

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Warrenton Police Department

Town of Warrenton- Police Officer- Lateral

We seek dedicated individuals to join our law enforcement team as Police Officers. As a Police Officer, you will be crucial in maintaining public safety and enforcing the laws and ordinances within our community. General policing through patrols – maintain public order and safety – Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service – Investigate crimes and accidents – Make arrests and issue citations when necessary – Gather evidence and prepare reports for criminal investigations – Provide assistance to the public and ensure community engagement – Enforce traffic laws and regulations **Requirements:** –  Proficiency in conflict management and de-escalation techniques – Knowledge of criminal investigation procedures –  Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record – Ability to work under pressure and make quick decisions – Strong communication skills and attention to detail.

Joining our team as a Police Officer offers the opportunity to serve the community, uphold the law, and positively impact the residents and visitors of Warrenton. If you meet the requirements and are committed to public service, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding position.


$40,000 to $54,000 Annually


  • Sign on Bonus ($2000- $1000 upon hire/$1000 after six months)
  • Health Care Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • 401k, Pension
  • Paid Time Off Take-Home Car Program


  • Protect life and property by the enforcement of laws & ordinances.
  • Proactively patrol all areas in the jurisdiction.
  • Respond to calls for police service.
  • Exercise sound judgment in all interactions with citizens, victims, and suspects, including situations where force may be necessary.
  • Prepare written reports and field notes of investigations and patrol activities.
  • Conducts criminal and traffic investigations.
  • Conduct interviews.
  • Arrest and process criminals.
  • Operate a law enforcement vehicle under emergency conditions day or night.
  • Comprehend legal documents, including citations, affidavits, warrants, etc.
  • Assist County Deputies upon request.
  • Self-initiate traffic and criminal investigations.
  • Take an active role in Community Oriented Policing.


Skills Required:

  • Communication skills
  • Skill in assessing situations, recognizing when to take action, and deciding on an appropriate course.
  • Skill in reading, comprehending, retaining, and applying written factual information.
  • Skill in analyzing situations quickly and objectively, recognizing actual and potential dangers, and determining a proper course of action.
  • Skill in observing and remembering detail.
  • Willingness to confront a variety of problems and situations.
  • Public relations skills
  • Skill in operating a motor vehicle.
  • Dependability and sound work habits.
  • Characteristics necessary to maintain integrity, truthfulness, and credibility.


Preferred Education/Certifications:

  • Have completed at least one year in law enforcement and have obtained general certification
  • Firearms Certification
  • Certified or ability to be certified in:
    • SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing)
    • RADAR (Speed Measurement Instrument Certification)


Why Work at This Company:

Warrenton is a small town of about 850 residents, but due to multiple US highway routes converging through it, we have a traffic flow you would likely see in a city that has a population of 8,000 or more. This unique situation allows an officer to advance his/her traffic stop skills and experience. We offer training through the NC Justice Academy through the Acadis portal and in-person training at the Edneyville or Salemburg locations. The town and its board of commissioners value our department and have always provided our agency with the ability to have and maintain excellent patrol vehicles and safety equipment. We also offer 5% pay increases if you obtain an Intermediate or Advanced certificate from the NC Criminal Justice Training Standards Commission.


To apply for this job email your details to policeadmin@warrenton.nc.gov

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