Employment Opportunities




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.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, employment application, personal history statement (NC Form F3), and an authorization for release of information. 


Completed application packets should be submitted electronically to the Chief of Police.  Application packets will also be accepted by personal delivery or mail at:


Newport Police Department

Attention: Chief of Police

255 Howard Blvd.

Newport, NC  28570


Position open until filled.



The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Updated: 06/03/2021

Employment Resources

Town of Newport Employment Application

NC Personal History Statement - Form F3

*The Personal History Statement should be completed electronically through FMRT via the above link

NPD Authorization for Release 5.19.2014.[...]
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Newport Police Department

255 Howard Blvd. 

Newport, N.C. 28570

Business   252-223-5410

Dispatch 252-726-2911

Fax           252-223-3858




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