Employment Information

The Nags Head Police Department pursues qualified applicants who are interested in being police officers in Nags Head. If an applicant is qualified, the department will consider both applicants who have no experience and those who are currently police officers both in, and out, of North Carolina.  Only applicants who have a North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Certification, or the Out-of-State equivalent, will be considered.

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Applications may only be accepted when there is a vacancy available.  Any openings would be posted through the town "self-service page," along with the initial online application.

Self-Service Page 

Required for Initial Application

F3 Personal History Statement Form (PDF)

Town Application



Required Upon Request

Copy of Birth Certificate

Copy of Military Records (if applicable)

Copy of Military Registration Status (if you are a male ages18 to 25)

Copy of Social Security Card

Copy of Valid Driver’s License

Documentation of Successful Completion of BLET Training (or equivalent)

Educational Transcripts

Proof of Educational Attainment (High School or GED Equivalent, etc.)

Records Release Form (PDF)

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If you are interested in applying for employment with the Nags Head Police Department you must fit the following criteria and submit the documentation requested (as laid out on this page).

Job Description

The Town of Nags Head seeks highly qualified professional and motivated police officer candidates to work in our resort community. The Nags Head Police Department is a modern, well-equipped, full-service law enforcement agency.


Duties include:

  • Crime Prevention / Detection / Investigation
  • Enforcement of Laws and Ordinances
  • Enforcing Traffic Laws and Investigating Accidents
  • Protection of Life and Property


  • High school graduate or GED with a degree in criminal justice preferred
  • NC Basic Law Enforcement Certification required or Law Enforcement Certification from a reciprocal state
  • North Carolina Drivers License required

Starting Salary

Hiring Range: $47,213-$52,000

Salary consideration may be given for previous law enforcement service. Excellent benefit package included.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Town of Nags Head is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Further information contact the Nags Head Police Department at 252-441-6386.


  • Must be twenty years of age or older
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony in any state
  • Must possess NC Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification.
  • Must possess High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess a Valid Driver's License
  • Out-of-State Applicants please refer to attachment (PDF)
  • Training (BLET) certificate or the Out-of-State equivalent