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Police Officer

New Castle County Police Department - New Castle, Delaware

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$44,889.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$47,134.00 annual

Job Description

Performs general duty police work in the protection of life and property throughout the County; prevents violation of statues and ordinances; investigates and suppresses disturbances; investigates complaints; makes arrests and issues summonses when appropriate; does related work as required. Examples of work include: enforcement of State laws and County regulations; patrols an assigned area during a specific period in motorized police equipment; checks doors and windows and examines premises of unoccupied buildings or residences in order to detect suspicious conditions; subdues combatants and arrests dangerous criminals; investigates suspicious conditions and complaints and makes arrests of persons who violate laws and ordinances; accompanies prisoners to headquarters, jail, or court and appears in court as arresting officer; directs traffic and either arrests or gives violation tickets to those who break traffic laws; attends fires or accidents in assigned area as directed, giving all possible assistance and preparing necessary reports from investigations made; maintains order in crowds and attends parades and other public gatherings; watches for stolen cars and wanted or missing persons; makes investigations and enforces County and State laws pertaining to juvenile offenders; gives advice on laws and ordinances and general information to the public; operates radio patrol car as required; operates radar unit for traffic control; serves subpoenas and executes warrants issued by the courts of New Castle County; provides escort service for public dignitaries, funerals, oversize vehicles, and explosive vehicles; transports prisoners to specified destinations; assists motorists whose vehicles are broken down or stranded; acts for Police Sergeant in his or her absence as directed; makes special investigations as directed in plain clothes; promotes an ongoing attitude of dedication to excellent public service and ensures that external and internal customers are provided with the highest quality of service; operates a personal computer and other related equipment in the course of work.

Additional Information

The New Castle County Police Department is an equal employment agency with an authorized strength of 370 sworn police men and women. These officers are professionally trained and committed to providing outstanding service to a population of approximately 500,000 people. The department is continuously seeking qualified men and women from diverse backgrounds to fill police officers vacancies to ensure the department continues to mirror the communities we serve.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 years of age
  • Education: 60 College Credits
  • Experience: None required
Good social and general intelligence; good powers of observation and memory; good judgment; good knowledge of first-aid methods; skill int he use of firearms; demonstrated proficiency to safely operate a vehicle on the road in emergency situations at high speed and under normal conditions; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions; ability to give chase, apprehend and perform arresting duties; ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both verbally and in writing, posses excellent moral character, strength and physical fitness.

Contact Informaton

Tracey Duffy

New Castle County Police Department
3601 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, Delaware 19720
phone: (302) 395-8140

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