Police Officer

Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: February 15, 2015

Organization: Newberry City Police Department

City: Newberry, SC

Website: View Website

Wages/Salary: $30,855-45,637 per year


Requires an Associate's degree in criminal justice, business, social science, or other relevant field, with one to two years of experience in law enforcement; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must have successfully completed required courses and certification; may be required to possess additional certification(s) as deemed necessary by the City. Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license.

Must be physically able to operate different types of equipment and machinery including police vehicle and other law enforcement equipment. Must be physically able to exert up to one hundred pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work. Work involves reaching, bending, stooping, standing, walking, running, climbing, and balancing. Must be able to satisfy requirements of Police Physical Fitness Course.

Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.

Job Description:

Under general supervision, performs general duty police work in an effort to protect life and property of Newberry citizens through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work involves patrolling the City, conducting investigations, preparing cases for court, preparing various reports, and assisting citizens. Employee works under stressful, high-risk conditions. Reports to the Lieutenant.

Essential Job Functions include:

Patrols City limits; reports suspicious situations; enforces all Federal and State traffic laws and municipal laws and codes; conducts inspections of commercial and private property; reports and records broken traffic signals, street name signs, natural gas leaks, water leaks, defective streets or sidewalks in order to maintain a safe environment for citizens.

Investigates crimes such as burglaries, rapes, vice, missing persons, fires and homicides which involve acquiring all possible information on crime, visiting crime scenes, conducting raids and searches, interviewing and interrogating suspects and witnesses, collecting and preserving evidence, and disseminating information to all shift personnel.

Compiles, prepares, and processes administrative reports including incident reports, laboratory reports, breathalyzer reports, medical reports, polygraph reports, forensics reports, autopsy reports, statistical reports, case records, inspection reports, and general office correspondence.

Receives and/or reviews various records and reports such as criminal history reports, state codes and city ordinances updates, case reports from different shifts, and State and local Bolo's.

Prepares and/or processes various records and reports such as incident reports, uniform traffic tickets, TR-310 collision reports, arrest warrants, and court presentations.

Application Process:
Applications are available on the City's website. Applications, resumes, academic information, etc. should be mailed to Post Office Box 538, Newberry, SC 29108. The City of Newberry encourages minorities to apply and we do not discriminate in regard to race, religion, color, political affiliation, disability, national origin, sex or age.