Police Officer, Town of Allendale
Position Category: Police
Enforces the laws of the State of South Carolina, municipal codes of the town and federal laws as they apply. Patrols assigned areas, including streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the laws. Builds trust with residents and businesses in the community. Responds to calls for service and reports findings while taking appropriate actions to resolve issues. Assist or handles crime scene security, processing and documentation, conduct follow-up investigations and supports the prosecution of criminal cases.
Appears and testifies in court regarding investigations. Serves warrants and subpoenas. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Ability to make critical decisions and act on those decisions. Professionally communicates orally and in writing. Maintains a cooperative, courteous and professional working environment and relationships with others in person, electronically and by telephone. Ability to work in timely manner with minimal supervision and careful attention to detail. Maintains strict confidentiality of information as necessary, and has or is able to obtain certification as a Class 1 officer through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
Ability to stand, walk, sit, run or perform other physical activity, including strenuous, for extended periods of time; understand, comprehend and explain South Carolina state law, town ordinances, federal law and civil procedures; ability to drive a vehicle in stressful situations in a safe manner; and has the ability to use various tools including but not limited to, firearms, radios, handcuffs, and computers.
Minimum of 21 years of age; possess a high school diploma; have a valid South Carolina driver's license; pass a pre-employment background check including a psychological examination, physical and pre-employment drug screening. Applicants must be certified through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy as a Class 1 officer or have the ability to obtain certification.
The Town of Allendale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.