Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: September 23, 2011

Organization: City of Newberry Police Department

City: Newberry, South Carolina

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Wages/Salary: $29,951- $44,299


Requires and Associate?s degree in criminal justice, business, social science, or other relevant field, with one to two 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.

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 in an attempt to protect life and property of citizens through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Employee works under stressful, high-risk conditions. Reports to the Lieutenant.
Patrols City limits; reports suspicious situations; enforces all Federal, State, traffic laws, and municipal laws and codes; conducts inspections of commercial and private property; reports and records broken traffic signals, street lights, traffic signs, street name signs, natural gas leaks, water leaks, defective streets or sidewalks, etc. in order to maintain a safe environment for citizens.
Investigates crimes such as burglaries, rapes, vice, missing persons, fires, and homicides which involves 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.
Prepares various reports; maintains filing system of same.
Provides assistance to the general public to include providing security at public functions, checking commercial and private property, responding to alarms, etc.
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.
Works under stressful, high-risk conditions and with life threatening situations.
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.
Refers to South Carolina criminal law and motor vehicle handbook, City codes book, departmental policy handbook, training, experience, policy and procedure manuals, computer manuals, regulations, publications and reference texts, etc.
Operates a police vehicle and a variety of equipment such as radar, radio, mobile vision camera system, siren and light ban, laptop computer, etc.
Uses a variety of tools such as weapons, bulletproof vest, asp baton, tazer, handcuffs, pepper spray, etc.; a variety of supplies such as paper, writing instruments, staples, manila envelopes, general office supplies, etc.; and variety of computer software such as Lawtrak, Outlook Express, etc.
Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the Sergeant, department employees, business property owners, State agencies, Federal agencies, and the general public.
Reports and records broken traffic signals, traffic signs, street lights, street lights, street name signs, natural gas leaks, water leaks, etc. in order to maintain a safe environment for citizens.
Responds to non-emergency calls of service, assisting citizens in good Samaritan type fashion which could include locating lost pets, providing travel directions, basic good deeds while looking out for the welfare of the community, etc.
Preforms other related duties as required.

Contact Name:
Tina P. Wicker
Application Process:
Applications, resumes, academic information, etc. should be mailed to Tina Wicker, Post Office Box 538, Newberry, SC 29108. The City of Newberry encourages minorities to apply and does not discriminate in regard to race, religion, color, political affiliation, disability, national origin, sex or age.