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The City of Shelby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We make employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, political affiliation, veteran status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other factor prohibited by law and as such affirms our policy and practice to support and promote the concepts of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in accordance with all federal, state and municipal laws.

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Police Officer

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$13.52 per hour entry rate
  • Posted Date:08/10/2017

Will perform responsible protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments.  Enforces laws, investigates crime, controls traffic, collects evidence, prepares reports and issues warrants and summons; on an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle, bicycle or walks to observe for law violations; responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; makes arrest and testifies in court; provide police escorts and directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks; attempts to reduce law infractions and accidents through high visibility; fills out arrest reports, fingerprints and photographs etc.; participates in a variety of in-service and special training programs; responds to and investigates domestic disputes and assist other law enforcement agencies when requested or assigned; may perform security activities and CRMC; may be assigned to investigation, crime prevention, K-9, problem policing, narcotics or other technical or special support operations; performs related task as required.   


Minimum requirements: Position requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, completion of BLET and some experience as a police officer preferred.    Valid NC driver license, age 20, no felony or class “B” misdemeanor.  Applicants must be able to meet standards for training and employment as described in the North Carolina Administrative Code. 

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