Police Officer

Nags Head, NC
Nags Head Police Department

$50,518.00 – $65,674.00 Annually


The Town of Nags Head is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer! This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the safety of our community. The position is responsible for protective service work involving a variety of police assignments as a member of the Town’s Police Department. Work includes routine patrol, traffic accident and criminal investigation, police vehicle maintenance, serving criminal papers, traffic enforcement, and responding to calls for service and domestic disputes.


  • Patrols streets in a police car, bicycle, or on foot; checks doors and windows; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, may maintain surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects; reports dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions
  • Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted
  • Investigates traffic accidents; issues traffic citation; directs traffic and participates in other emergency operation activities
  • Performs investigations of accidents or possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, arrests and processes criminal suspects; testifies in court
  • Regulates and directs vehicular traffic at busy times at local schools and when traffic signal malfunctions or accidents require
  • Issues citations for violation of traffic regulations, serves warrants; apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports to detention facilities
  • Operates a two-way radio to receive instructions and information from or to report information to police headquarters; maintains vehicle, weapons and other equipment in standard working order
  • Prepares records and reports of activities
  • Transports arrested personnel to correctional facility


  • Graduation from high school (Associate’s degree preferred), or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Valid North Carolina driver’s license
  • Basic Law Enforcement Certificate (BLET) awarded by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards  OR 
  • If not currently certified in North Carolina as a Police Officer, must have the ability to meet the lateral entry requirements as set forth by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.