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Employment with the City of New Bern Police Department

The New Bern Police Department is a Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency

Start an exciting career in law enforcement. If you think you have what it takes to work for the New Bern Poli
ce Department, contact our Recruiting Unit at (252)672-4295, or email Katrina Longmire or Frank Hix.  Check out our video below.  You can make a difference! 

See our Current Openings




Employment Requirements

Every employment candidate, both police officer or civilian, will be subject to the following:
  • Initial Interview: Interviewed by the Chief of Police and/or his designee
  • Background Check: Must satisfactorily pass a thorough background investigation
  • Psychological Evaluation: Must satisfactorily pass a psychological evaluation
  • Physical Examination: Must satisfactorily pass a physical examination
  • Drug Screening: Must take a screening test for drugs
  • Truth Verification:  Must pass a Computerized Voice Stress Analysis Test

Employment Eligibility

  • Minimum 20 years of age (Police Officer Applicants Only)
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED (certain positions may require a higher education level)
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions
  • Completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Course in North Carolina (Police Officer Applicants Only) 
The New Bern Police Department is committed to equal employment opportunity and supports affirmative action throughout the recruitment and selection process.   
Police Officer
Non-BLET Certified   Grade 10  $30,422
BLET Certified  Grade 14  $36,978
BLET Certified w/ Associate's Degree   Grade 14  $38,826
BLET Certified w/ Bachelor's Degree  Grade 14  $40,675

Civilian (Non-Sworn)

Police Service Technician (PST) is a civilian position and emcompasses a variety of fields to include the following:

Records and Technology  Grade 8 $27,593 
Animal Control  Grade 10  $30,422
Forensics and Evidence  Grade 10  $30,422
Telecommunicator/911 Dispatcher  Grade 11  $31,943

  • Posting Date: 10-23-2019    End Date: Open until filled