Employment Opportunity-Police Detective

Police Detective
Town of Yadkinville Employment Opportunity
Job Posting


Date:  September 14, 2022
Job Title:  Police Detective
Location:  Yadkinville Police Department; Yadkinville, NC                               
Contact Person:  Chief Randy Dimmette
Telephone number: (336) 679-2863                                                                                                                                          
Email Address: rdimmette@yadkinvillepd.com

Address to send application or apply online:

  • Applicants can submit a resume/cover letter in confidence to Police Chief, PO Drawer 816, Yadkinville NC 27055, or you may email Randy Dimmette at rdimmette@yadkinvillepd.com.
  • "Online Application" at www.cognitoforms.com/TownOfYadkinville/TownOfYadkinvilleEmploymentApplication

General Statement of Duties 
Performs specialized law enforcement work investigating criminal activity in the Town, solving crimes, and apprehending and prosecuting persons suspected of committing crimes. 

Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class conducts preliminary and supplementary investigation of crimes, interviewing victims, complainants, witnesses, informants, and suspects; secures and investigates the crime scene; identifies, collects, and preserves physical evidence; prepares reports; and testifies in court.  Work involves general and major criminal, and narcotics investigations.  The work requires the application of modern investigation techniques, sound judgment, and independent initiative in pursuit of work objectives.  Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness, and decisiveness.  Work is performed in accordance with Departmental policy and State and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from superior officers.  The employee is subject to hazards in law enforcement work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, loud noises, and hazardous spills with fumes, oils, gases, or flammable liquids.  Work in the law enforcement duties is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on bloodborne pathogens and requires on-call and call-back work.  Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated through review of reports and conferences.

Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Tasks:
Conducts initial and follow-up investigations of felony and serious misdemeanor crimes; interviews persons in connection with criminal incidents, including witnesses, victims and suspects; prepares and reviews written reports of investigative activities.

Conducts crime scene investigation including scene security, taking photographs, processing fingerprints, collecting and documenting evidence, making sketches/drawings and interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects.

Prepares felony case files for district attorney and magistrate; testifies in court.

Participates in special narcotics investigations, surveillance, and related programs and activities; investigates complaints related to gambling, prostitution, gang, and violent crime offenses.

Arrests offenders; conducts high-risk warrant apprehensions.

Attends schools and regular training; provides specialized training for the public and local citizen groups.

Maintains issued equipment and vehicle.

Establishes effective contacts and coordinates work with the public, informants, co-workers, district attorney’s office staff, and other law enforcement agencies to gain information related to criminal activities; conducts surveillance and develops leads.

When not conducting investigations, the employee may participate in the regular patrol and other operations of the Department.

Additional Job Duties
Performs related duties as required.
May be assigned to perform special duties or projects as assigned by the department.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department.Considerable knowledge of physical, economic, and social characteristics of the Town.

Considerable knowledge of modern police methods and procedures, investigative techniques of identification, surveillance, undercover purchases, and principles.

Considerable knowledge of federal, State, and local laws and ordinances pertaining to police operations and investigative procedures.

Considerable knowledge of the application of information technology to investigations and law enforcement work.    

Ability to perform independently complex and sensitive investigative assignments, to apply sound investigative principles to difficult cases, and to report clearly, orally and in writing, the results of investigative efforts and present effectively in court testimony.

Ability to effectively plan and organize work independently.

Ability to work calmly under conditions of high stress and fatigue.

Ability to work closely and in harmony with representatives of other law enforcement and investigative agencies in matters of common interest.

Skill in the use of firearms and other law enforcement equipment and in the application of self-defense tactics.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, climbing, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Must possess the visual acuity to operate a patrol vehicle and distinguish detail and differences when observing people, places and things on patrol.

Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from high school supplemented by law enforcement, drug detection, investigation, and identification techniques training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Special Requirements
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.
Possession of a Basic Law Enforcement Certificate issued by the State of North Carolina.

Salary and Benefits:
-Salary Grade 16: $39,600 - $47,143 (depending on experience and qualifications) and a competitive benefits package.
-Position is non-exempt.

Position open until filled and can close without notice.
Posted September 14, 2022

Town of Yadkinville is an equal opportunity employer