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Police Officer Trainee (Fall) - Jacksonville, NC (ID: 292731)

Title Police Officer Trainee (Fall)
Type Police Officer
Date Posted January 1, 2018
City / Organization Jacksonville, NC
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Performs responsible protective service work in a training capacity involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments; does related work as required.  Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and involves considerable personal hazard.  Work is performed under immediate supervision.

Examples of Duties

Assisting with enforcing laws; investigating crimes; controlling traffic; collecting evidence; issuing warrants and summons; participating in continuing education; preparing reports.
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • On an assigned shift, assists fully qualified officers to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order.
  • Collects evidence and conducts searches; investigates traffic accidents.
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; issues traffic citations; serves warrants, summons, etc.; completes arrest records.
  • Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks.
  • Participates in a variety of in-service and special training programs.
  • Responds to and investigates domestic disputes; assists other law enforcement agencies when requested or assigned.
  • May be assigned to crime prevention, investigations, SWAT, community response, traffic, juvenile, or related areas for training purposes.
  • Performs related tasks as required.


Typical Qualifications


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.

Some knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; some knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; some knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of an automobile; ability to establish and maintain effective relationship with associates and the general public.



Supplemental Information

Application Steps:

     - Submit an Online application by clicking "Apply Now"

     - Submit a Notarized North Carolina Police (F-3) to the Human Resource Office in City Hall located at 815 New Bridge St, Jacksonville NC 28541. A Notary is available in the Human Resources Office in City Hall. You can also mail your documents to PO Box 128 Jacksonville, NC 28541-0128.

     -  Submit a Notarized Jacksonville Police Department Authorization for Release of Personal Information Form

     -  Submit a Selective Service Form

Copies of the following documents will also be needed to accompany your application:

  • Birth certificate
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • College transcripts or diplomas / training
  • Driver's license; social security card
  • Selective service registration card if subject to draft
  • DD214 if prior military
Police Officer Application and Selection Process:

Part of the application process for positions with the Jacksonville Police Department includes skills testing. Testing is a combination of the TABE (Reading, Language, and Math) and typing. You may be contacted regarding how to schedule for testing via email. Test results will be forwarded to the Jacksonville Police Department as part of your application package.

The length of the application process will vary based on the number of applicants, the number of vacancies and the needs of the department, but will normally run from eight to twelve weeks.

Applicants who fail to successfully complete the Police Department application process are eligible to reapply after 12 months from the date of their previous application.

Any persons needing physical assistance or special accommodations in order to facilitate this testing requirement should contact the Human Resources Department at 910-938-5386.

  1. Police Officer Online Application 
  2. Skills Testing 
  3. Physical Abilities Test (POPAT modified)
  4. Oral Interview 
  5. Online Assessment 
  6. Background Investigation 
  7. Truth Verification 
  8. Command Staff Interview 
    Steps 9 - 10 Are Completed After a Conditional Job Offer Has Been Given
  9. Psychological Exam, Medical Exam, and Drug Screening
  10. Final Applicant Review Interview 

Job Post Expiration Date   July 20, 2018

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .