HEAT Unit / Traffic Investigation Officere – Hamlet, NC

HEAT Unit / Traffic Investigation Officere

Hamlet Police Dept.

Hamlet, NC


HEAT Unit / Traffic Investigation Officere

Hamlet Police Dept. – Hamlet, North Carolina

Feb 28, 2023

Application Deadline:
Apr 3, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$42,506.00 annual
Top Pay:
$$45,775.00 annual

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

Contribute to public safety by enforcing traffic laws

Assisting the public in emergencies

Investigation of Traffic Accidents while on-duty

Vehicle unlocks and jump-starts

Disabled vehicles

Traffic Safety Programs

Aides in the investigation of controlled substance violations throughout the City and the apprehension of violent criminals

Assist patrol shifts, other “Heat Unit(s)” and other investigations when needed

Apprehending violators of the motor vehicle law and/or issuing citations or warnings

Answers police calls for service when needed

Prepares incident, accident and arrest reports

Works traffic details and assignments

Attends and testifies in court

Works varied shifts as required and/or cover shift shortages

Operates, inventories and/or calibrates equipment such as breath alcohol sensors, Tasers, cameras, computers, weapons and other equipment

Participates in and organizes community-oriented policing activities

Performs the duties of patrol officer, traffic safety officer, school resource officer, criminal investigator, community service officer, narcotics officer, or other position as assigned

Knowledge Requirements:

Be a high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development Test indicating high school equivalency. Degrees and/or Some college preferred.

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in additional to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.

Be able to furnish documentary evidence showing the applicant has met the education requirements for the criminal justice field of expected employment.

Sufficient experienced to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship, B.L.E.T. or having had a similar position or experience for one to two years.

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission

Must possess a valid or current Basic Law Enforcement Training (B.L.E.T.) certificate or must be currently enrolled in a B.L.E.T program. Candidates must provide documentation of B.L.E.T. certificate. Applicants need to provide a letter from the B.L.E.T. Director or Coordinator if currently enrolled in a B.L.E.T. program. Out of state applicants must be able to transfer law enforcement certification and training as approved by the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

Other Specific Requirements:

Must be 20 years of age.

Must have U.S. Citizenship.

Must possess good moral character (as determined by an extensive background investigation).

Must NOT have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor

Must meet vision, hearing, and other physical requirements

Military personnel must have a honorable discharge and must be eligible for reenlistment and provide a DD-214

Obtain clearance from N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

For applicants with military service, possess honorable discharge from any military service. Less than honorable discharge will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Demonstrate employment stability through past work history.

Pass an interview, a polygraph examination given by a licensed polygraph examiner, a psychological test, a drug screen and a medical examination.

Untruthfulness or the intentional withholding of information on any application, interview, polygraph examination or paperwork associated with the position will result in disqualification.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $42,506.00 – $45,775.00 per year



401(k) matching

Dental insurance

Flexible schedule

Health insurance

Life insurance

Paid time off

Professional development assistance

Retirement plan

Tuition reimbursement

Vision insurance


10 hour shift

12 hour shift

Day shift

Evening shift


Monday to Friday

Night shift

On call

Overnight shift


Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

Hamlet, NC 28345: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


Law enforcement: 2 years (Required)


North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Certificate (Required)

Job Requirements

Age: At least 20 years old

Education: High School Diploma or GED Required. Additional education (Associates Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree) are a plus

Experience: preferred more than one year of experience

Contact Information

Capt. Matthew Norris

[email protected]

Hamlet Police Dept.

201 Main St.

Hamlet, North Carolina 28345

phone: 910-995-0755


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