A Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency


Note!!! The New Bern Police Department is committed to equal employment opportunity and supports affirmative action throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Positions within the New Bern Police Department

Police Officer

Non-BLET Certified

Grade 10 - $30,422

BLET Certified

Grade 12 - $33,376

BLET Certified

with an Associates Degree

Grade 12 - $35,044

BLET Certified

with a Bachelor’s Degree

Grade 12 - $36,713



(NBPD Photos: New Police Officers Sworn-In)


Positions are also available for Reserve Police Officers.

Civilian (Non-Sworn)

There are a variety of civilian positions within the New Bern Police Department.

Police Service Technician

Entry Level

Grade 8 - $27,593

Police Service Technicians (PST's) are civilian positions assigned to a variety of different fields including, but not limited to:

  • Information Services
  • Animal Control
  • Property and Evidence
  • Parking Enforcement

Telecommunicators / 911 Dispatcher

Grade 9 - $30,235

Current Openings:

Police Service Technician

Telecommunicator/Information Services

Police Officers

Employment Procedures

The City of New Bern employment procedures begin by applying through the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina.  Interested applicants may apply by completing and submitting an application.

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The Employment Security Office is located at:

2836 Neuse Boulevard
New Bern, North Carolina 28562
(252) 514-4828


You can also contact:

City of New Bern Human Resource Department
(252) 639-7571

The Employment Security Commission will not accept applications until they have actually announced openings. Once the closing date has been completed, the applications are sent to the City of New Bern's Human Resouce Department, where they are reviewed.

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 represen-tative
  • 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
  • Civil Service Board: Must satisfactorily pass the Civil Service Interview
    (Police Offier Applicants Only)
  • Truth Verification:  Must pass a Computerized Voice Stress Analysis Test

Anyone interested in an exciting career in Law Enforcement should contact the New Bern Police Department Recruiting Unit at (252) 672-4295.  Click here to contact Recruiting Officer Katrina Longmire.



City of New Bern
PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563-1129
Police Dept. Main # (252) 672-4100
City Phone Directory