Police Officer Trainee
Learn to perform responsible police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Completes B.LE.T training at a local school, and then Field Training as Sworn Officer. Positions involve patrolling of assigned areas, accident and crime scene investigations, collection and preservation of physical evidence, follow-up investigations and special assignments for the purpose of the prevention of crime, apprehension of offenders and enforcement of laws and ordinances. Police officer must be able to act without the direct supervision using independent judgment and discretion in meeting emergency and non-emergency situations. Duties are performed in accordance with law and departmental directives. Work involves extensive public contacts and situations of personal danger. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Sergeant.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge or the ability to acquire during reasonable period of training, knowledge of modern police practices and methods, applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances, particularly the laws of arrest, search investigation; knowledge of the geography of the Town of Pineville, to include transportation routes, major buildings and residential areas; rules and directions of the Police Department and reporting procedures; ability to deal firmly and courteously with the public; ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action to be taken; ability to react quickly and calmly during emergency situations; ability to obtain information through interviews and interrogation; ability to write and speak effectively; trainable in the use and care of firearms within a reasonable period of time; ability to exercise good judgment and emotional maturity under stressful conditions; ability to recognize potentially dangerous situations; ability to work long hours on rotating shifts with occasional overtime as required; ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; completed BLET; prior law enforcement experience is preferred.
Job Type: Full-time
The Town of Pineville provides full health insurance, a Health Reimbursement Arrangement, Dental and Vision plans, and Retirement options with matching contributions, and more benefits including paid time off and sick days to its employees and sworn officers. This job also qualifies you for a Sign-on Bonus!
To apply for this position please visit https://www.pinevillenc.gov, download the Town of Pineville application on the Government > HR Department tab and submit the completed application per one of the options noted on that page. Emailed applications can be sent to: [email protected]