• Police Officer

    Apex Police DepartmentApex, NC 27502

    Job #1425370649

  • Performs general duty law enforcement work to protect life and property in the Town. Work includes patrolling the Town during an assigned shift in a police car or on foot; preventing, detecting and investigating disturbances and crime; performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments. Employees must exercise judgment, initiative, and calm control when performing duties; more difficult problems are normally carried out under the direction of or in conjunction with a Police Corporal and/or Sergeant assigned to the same shift. Work involves frequent public contact requiring tact, firmness and decisiveness. Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and state and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from superior officers. Employees are subject to hazards associated with law enforcement work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, loud noises, and hazardous spills with fumes, oils, gases, or flammable liquids. Law enforcement duties are also subject to the final standards of OSHA on bloodborne pathogens. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a Police Corporal and is evaluated through observation, discussion and review of reports for adherence to laws, department procedures, and proper judgment.

    Posting closes on January 31, 2021

    Graduation from high school or G.E.D. and completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training or currently enrolled; possession of a Basic Law Enforcement Certificate preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, hearing, kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions.

    Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pound of force occasionally; 20 pounds frequently; and 10 pounds constantly.

    Must possess the visual acuity to operate a police vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol.

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    H.S. Diploma/Equivalent