Want to Work With Us?

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 Police 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! 

Current Openings:

Police Service Technician Telecommunicator
(Telecommunicator/Information Services)
Police Officers

Employment Procedures

The City of New Bern employment procedures begin by applying through the NC Division of Employment Security (DES).  Interested applicants may apply by completing and submitting an application.

The local DES office is located at 2836 Neuse Boulevard.  You can contact them at (252)514-4828.  DES does not accept applications until they have announced and posted an opening.

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
  • Civil Service Board: Must satisfactorily pass the Civil Service Interview
    (Police Offier applicants only)
  • 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

Civilian (Non-Sworn)

 Non-BLET  Certified                                 
 Grade 10: $30,422

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

 BLET Certified
 Grade 12: $33,540

 BLET Certified w/ Associates  Degree
 Grade 12: $35,217 

 BLET Certified w/ Bachelor's  Degree
 Grade 12: $36,894 

Police Service Technician (PST) is a civilian position & can be assigned to a variety of different fields including, but not limited to:

Records & Technology (Grade 8) 
Animal Control (Grade 9) 
Forensics & Evidence (Grade 9) 

Telecommunicator/911 Dispatcher (Grade 10)
Grade 8: $27,593
Grade 9: $28,973
Grade 10: $30,422