Chief of Police

Warrenton, NC
Warrenton Police Department

Salary: $65,176.00 – $81,470.00 Annually.

Closing Date: 8/4/2024.

Position Summary:

The Town of Warrenton is seeking applications for an experienced law enforcement professional to serve as the Chief of Police. The Police Chief will lead and manage all operations for a department comprised of the chief, four full-time, and auxiliary officers. The role includes performing administrative and management duties while also performing patrol and investigative work. The current Chief is retiring after thirteen years in the role.

Essential Functions:

  • Direct and supervise all department personnel and resources; assign, supervise, evaluate, and discipline personnel.
  • Monitor and review daily operations to ensure conformity with laws and ordinances, department goals, and community interests.
  • Oversee the administration of the department’s budget.
  • Represent the department and town government at public and private events.
  • Maintain and promote communication within the department through meetings and other contacts.
  • Oversee the maintenance of all department records.
  • Implement policies, procedures, and directives.
  • Maintain knowledge of current police laws, procedures and technology through attendance at training sessions and interaction with other law enforcement personnel.
  • Enforce state laws and local ordinances.
  • Coordinate with Warren County Emergency Management on the implementation of the emergency response plan.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Possession of Basic Law Enforcement Certification from NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
  • Ability to pass a medical, psychological and drug evaluation.
  • Ability to work a twelve hour shift.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the department in order to direct and coordinate work within the department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of law enforcement experience.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.