Pay Range 20 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$22.8950$34.3425
Hourly (42 hrs.)$21.8048$32.7072
Hourly (56 hrs.)$16.3536$24.5304

Police Sergeant

Range: $47,621.66 - $71,432.48 (20)
Position Number: 5591

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for supervising law enforcement activities within assigned police district(s)/divisions. Incumbents in this position may be assigned to Administration, Barton, Investigations, Narcotics, PORT, Public Information, Records, STEP, Patrol or Professional Standards.
Trains, assigns, schedules, directs, supervises, inspects, evaluates, and disciplines personnel.
Responds to and resolves calls for service in accordance with city policy; investigates crimes and traffic accidents; arrests suspects; responds to major incidents.
Initiates and attends neighborhood meetings; makes presentations to churches, schools, civic organizations, and business leaders; participates in agency volunteer programs.
Monitors accuracy, efficiency, and timeliness of reports and investigations; conducts follow-up investigations; files reports.
Reviews crime reports to detect crime patterns and develop response plans.
Supervises major case investigations
Conducts investigations of citizens and departmental complaints.
Attends staff meetings.
Plans and provides resources for daily operations and special events.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

May perform duties of Professional Standards which includes managing the department’s budget and performance measures; securing and monitoring grants awarded to the department; administering the accreditation program for the department; conducting internal affair investigations as needed; monitoring the training needs for the civilian employees; and providing supervisory functions for all related subordinates.

May perform duties of the Barton Sergeant which includes supervising the officers assigned to patrol Barton College; attending campus and safety meetings; participating in the development of safety initiates put in place to make Barton College a safe environment; participates in patrolling Barton campus as needed and work with student work students as directed during campus events.

May perform duties of the Investigations Sergeant which includes supervising the operations of major crimes division, juvenile investigation division, the district detectives and the forensic unit; review investigative supplements and district attorney reports to insure accuracy; maintain logistical support for ongoing investigations; serves as the departmental representative for the Regional Organized Crime Information Center; assists outside agencies with manpower as needed; Serves as a liaison between the patrol division and investigation division; reviews reports daily and disseminates needed information to department personnel during daily detective roll call; maintains crime statistical information and develops trends; and provides supervisory functions for all related subordinates.


May perform duties of the Narcotics Sergeant which includes supervising the narcotics operations and that of the US Marshall and DEA Task Forces; conduct drug investigations as required; maintain a database of confidential informants and coordinating any needed take down operations using any needed special funds; testify in needed State and Federal courts as required; and provides supervisory functions for all related subordinates.

May perform duties of the Administration which include supervising functions of Records; assist with internal affairs investigations, as needed; operates, monitors and oversees police records; coordinates permitting processes; serves as liaison to Federal, State and Local agencies.



May perform duties of the PORT Sergeant which includes supervising the PORT team and Gang unit making sure that officers have the necessary equipment and resources to maintain program goals and objectives; developing strategies to combat problem areas in the community (i.e. street level drugs, breaking & entering, prostitution, and gang-related activity; and provides supervisory functions for all related subordinates.


May perform duties of the Public Information Sergeant which includes providing media control as needed by the Wilson Police Department, including critical incident coverage and upcoming community events and the department’s webpage; performing crime analysis functions to identify crime trends to assist departmental decision making; and provides supervisory functions for all related subordinates.


May perform duties of the Records Sergeant which includes reviewing the reports written by officers on a daily basis using them to create any state required reporting for the department; coordinating the DCI system for the department; supervising the records division and coverage of the department’s front desk to provide effective customer service to the citizens of Wilson; assisting internal affairs as requested and performing periodic review of department personnel time sheets; and provides supervisory functions for all related subordinates.


May perform duties of the STEP Sergeant which includes directing the focus area of strategic traffic enforcement; analyzing crash data; performing field work required to investigating and reconstructing traffic crashes; monitoring grants received relating to strategic traffic enforcement;


May perform duties of the Patrol Sergeant which includes supervising the data to day patrol operations to ensure that departmental policies and regulations are followed; ensures the accuracy of departmental reports and investigations; identifies problem areas in the community and initiates appropriate actions to resolve problem areas; responds to critical incident scenes as required; ensures any follow up needed for requests for action or information is conducted in a timely manner; ensure that minimum staffing is available on a daily basis; conducts departmental inspections as required; and provides supervisory functions for all related subordinates.


Knowledge of law enforcement administration, corrections practices, and criminal justice system processes.
Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
Knowledge of civil and criminal processes.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Knowledge of the boundaries and geography of the district and city.
Skill in operating computers.
Skill in operating emergency vehicles.
Skill in the use of radio/communications equipment.
Skill in the use of firearms and restraint equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in public speaking and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Captain assigns work in terms of very general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include the department Policies and Procedures Manual, the city Personnel Policy Manual, and local, state, and federal laws.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied administrative and technical duties.  The need to respond to potentially life threatening situations contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to supervise the personnel and operations of assigned districts.  Successful performance helps ensure the protection of life and property within the districts.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, the general public, and law enforcement personnel from state, local and federal agencies.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and motivate personnel.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting, standing or walking.  The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work may be performed outdoors and in cold or inclement weather.  The employee may be exposed to life threatening situations.  The work requires the use of protective devices.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:: This position has direct supervision over Senior Police Officer, Police Officer II, and Police Officer I.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
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 Training and Standards Commission.
Rev 03/14