Company: City of High Point, NC
Location: High Point
Posted on: November 17, 2023
Salary: $41,364.96 - $53,002.56 Annually
Location : High Point, NC 27260
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 6030
Department: Police Field Operations-South
Opening Date: 01/09/2023
Closing Date: Continuous
Performs responsible protective service work involving a variety of
general or support duty police assignments often under emergency
conditions and frequently involving considerable danger; does
related work as required.
Work is performed under regular supervision.
- Effects an arrest, forcibly if necessary, uses handcuffs and
other restraints, subdues resisting suspects using maneuvers and
weapons and resorts to the use of hands, feet and/or other weapons
- Prepares investigative and other reports, including sketches,
uses appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical
- Exercises independent judgment in determining when there is
reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to
search and arrest and when force may be used and to what
- Operates a law enforcement vehicle during both the day and
night under conditions including emergency situations involving
speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and in
unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain,
ice and snow;
- Communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement
radio channels while initiating and responding to radio
- Gathers information in criminal investigations by interviewing
and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and
- Pursues fleeing suspects and performs rescue operations which
may involve quickly entering and exiting law enforcement patrol
vehicles, lifting carrying and dragging heavy objects, climbing
over and pulling up oneself over obstacles, jumping down from
elevated surfaces, climbing through openings, jumping over
obstacles, ditches and streams, crawling in confined areas,
balancing on uneven or narrow surfaces and using body force to gain
entrance through barriers;
- Loads, unloads, aims and fires from a variety of body positions
handguns, shotguns and other agency firearms under conditions of
stress that justify the use of deadly force and at levels of
proficiency prescribed in certification standards;
- Performs searches of people, vehicles, buildings and large
outdoor areas which may involve feeling and detecting objects,
walking for long periods of time, detaining people and stopping
- Conducts visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of
- Engages in law enforcement patrol functions that include such
things as working rotating shifts, walking on foot patrol and
physically checking the doors and windows of buildings to ensure
they are secure;
- Communicates effectively with people, including juveniles, by
giving information and directions, mediating disputes and advising
of rights and processes;
- Demonstrates communication skills in court and other formal
- Detects and collects evidence and substances that provide the
basis of criminal offenses and infractions and that indicate the
presence of dangerous conditions;
- Endures verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the
hostile views and opinions of suspects and other people encountered
in an antagonistic environment;
- Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and
disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time,
administering emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging and carrying
people away from dangerous situations and securing and evacuating
people from particular areas;
- Processes and transports prisoners and committed mental
patients using handcuffs and other appropriate restrains;
- Puts on and operates a gas mask in situations where chemical
munitions are being deployed;
- Extinguishes small fires by using a fire extinguisher and other
- Reads and comprehends legal and non-legal documents, including
the preparation and processing of such documents as citations,
affidavits and warrants;
- Processes arrested suspects to include taking their photographs
and obtaining a legible set of inked fingerprint impressions;
- Ensures that all law enforcement work is performed in
accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies.
NOTE: The successful applicant must be able to perform ALL of the
above functions, unassisted, and a pace and level of performance
consistent with the actual job performance requirements. This
requires a high level of physical ability to include vision,
hearing, speaking, flexibility, strength, etc.
1) Minimum Reasoning ability associated with this
Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to work tasks and
practical situations and requests made by supervisor or members of
the general public; to comprehend and respond to a variety of
situations in an expedient manner, possibly under emergency and
dangerous conditions. Good judgment is essential as often the
officer must make a split second decision, independent of direct
supervision, which can mean the difference between life and
2) Minimum Math ability usually associated with this
classification:Using Arithmetic: Ability to use basic arithmetic to
figure distance measurements, miles per hour stopping time,
3) Minimum Language ability usually associated with this
classification:Read: Ability to read manuals, instructions,
directions, report information, car license tags, driver's
licenses, ordinances, rules and regulations, street names and
signs, and other documents relating to the job.
Write: Ability to write figures, take statements and make detailed
reports of crimes and other police related incidents.
Speak: Ability to be conversant in voice and diction so as to
participate in discussions with other employees and the general
public. While remaining polite and courteous, must sometimes be
forceful in the enforcement of laws and safety regulations.
4) Amount of Training, either on-the-job or formal education,
usually associated with this occupation in addition to the
Reasoning, Math and Language detailed above:On-the-job training
approximately 6 months following Basic Law Enforcement Training.
Formal education which includes basic arithmetic and/or business
math. Attained at least a GED or High School Diploma.
5) Degree of Physical Demands (Strength) usually associated with
this classification:Medium to Heavy: Employee will be required to
exert various amounts of force to restrain a person or persons,
depending on the size(s), weight(s) and condition(s) of the
person(s). Physical demand requirements are varied with the
different tasks. Work requires walking, standing, climbing,
bending, stooping, jumping, lifting, carrying, dragging, pulling,
pushing, reaching, grasping, kneeling, crawling, balancing and
sitting. There is significant use of hands, arms, feet and
6) Type of Physical Demands usually associated with this
classification:Reaching, Handling, and Fingering: (Reaching -
Extending the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction, but normally to
the front or side). (Handling - Seizing, holding, grasping,
turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands (fingering not
involved). (Fingering - Picking, pinching, or otherwise working
with fingers primarily (rather than the whole hand or arm as in
All are requirements of this job position.
Talking and/or Hearing: (Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas
by means of spoken word). (Hearing - Perceiving nature of sounds by
Both are requirements of this job position.
Seeing: The ability to perceive the nature of objects by the eye.
Recommended guidelines for vision are:
1. Acuity, far - Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more. Must be able
to see surrounding terrain, people, vehicles, buildings, vehicle
license tag numbers, etc. from a distance.
Both eyes 20/22 - R 20/25 - L 20/25 corrected
2. Acuity, near - Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Must be
able to see suspects, locks, paper work and documents near at hand.
Both eyes 20/25 corrected 3. Depth Perception - Three-dimensional
Ability to judge distance and space relationships so as to see
objects where and as they actually are. Essential to the
performance of duties. Depth Perception - 5
4. Field of Vision - Area that can be seen up and down or to right
or left while eyes are fixed on a given point.
Must be able to see activities going on around him/her while
looking at a certain object/article/person.
5. Accommodation - Adjustment of lens of eye to bring an object
into sharp focus. This item is especially important when doing
near-point work at varying distances from eye.
Important when apprehending a suspect and eyes are focused at near
point but it is necessary to look up and at a distance to observe
other persons who may be approaching or may be involved in the
6. Color Vision - Ability to identify and distinguish colors.
Important in identifying people and vehicles.
7) Environmental Conditions (Physical Surroundings) usually
associated with this classification:The Worker is subject to
Outside Environmental Conditions: Exposed to the various weather
conditions and temperatures. Worker is required to work in
extremely hot weather and extremely cold weather as well as in
rain, sleet, snow, ice, fog, smoke and wind storms. Combining the
type of work performed with the weather conditions, the worker
should be one who can work, constantly using eyes to observe
activities occurring in the surrounding area, while remaining alert
to the weather conditions and the potential danger of the job.
8) Environmental Conditions (Hazards) usually associated with this
classification:Hazards associated with the enforcement of local,
state and federal laws in the protection of lives and property.
Work is subject to final standards of OSHA on bloodborne
9) Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids which may be
representative, but not all inclusive, of those commonly associated
with this type of work.Motor vehicle, various firearms, restraining
devices, flashlight, fingerprinting equipment, cameras,
breathalyzer machine, radar unit, bicycle, hand held two-way
communications radio, telephone, copier, recording devices, pens,
pencils, manuals, Personnel Resolution, rules and regulations and
- Must have valid appropriate driver's license.
- Must meet state requirements for Basic Law Enforcement
certification and North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and
Training and Standards Commission.
- Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds.
Since law enforcement officers are required to enforce the law and
they are exposed to certain temptations to show favoritism,
corruption, or unlawful monetary gain, it is a "business necessity"
that officers exhibit a history and characteristics of honesty,
reliability; ability to manage personal finances, interpersonal
skills and integrity.
Additionally, law enforcement officers are frequently placed in a
position of physical and mental stress. Therefore, a history of
mental or physical disability may be grounds for denying an
application; or, these factors might be a consideration in the
hiring process. Applicants posing a substantial risk to themselves,
other officers, and the public are at a substantial disadvantage in
the hiring process.
This job description may not be all-inclusive, as jobs evolve over
time to meet the ever-changing needs of the City of High Point's
workforce. This job description is not intended to and does not
create a contract or offer of employment to any individual. In
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible
that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate
disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which
may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others
or which impose undue hardships on the City of High Point.
Candidates selected for employment must pass a background screening
as well as a pre-employment physical to ensure medical clearance to
perform the essential functions of the job prior to receiving a
full offer of employment.
The City of High Point is an at-will employer and employees may be
terminated or may terminate their employment at any time with or
without reason for any reason not prohibited by law.
City of High Point - Benefits Overview Statement
The City of High Point offers a comprehensive benefits package to
all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and
sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
Employees in designated part-time positions may participate in some
of the benefit programs offered to regular full-time employees.
Access the following link to view City of High Point Benefits and
links to Benefit sites:
The Benefits Handbook provides a summary of benefits for City of
High Point Employees. Benefits Booklet =
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