The Town of Newport is seeking applicants interested in a rewarding career in law enforcement and is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer.
The Newport Police Department embraces the concept of community policing while providing police services to include traffic and criminal law enforcement, emergency response, criminal investigations, and special events. The Department serves a community of approximately 4,800 residents and is conveniently located between Morehead City on the Crystal Coast and the City of Havelock, home to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
Applicants must be a high school graduate, or have passed the G.E.D. Applicants must have successfully completed Basic Law Enforcement Training and passed the state BLET exam, be at least 20 years of age, pass a comprehensive background investigation, and must possess a NC driver’s license at the time of appointment. Applicants with previous law enforcement experience, advanced education, or advanced training in criminal justice or related field experience preferred. The Town of Newport offers competitive salary and benefits based on education, training, and experience.