Police Officer

Jennifer Couture - Southern Shores, North Carolina

Aug 25, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Aug 1, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$49,722 - 74,583 annual

Job Description

Town of Southern Shores is located in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina and is a coastal community, with a year round population of approximately 3000, and seeks highly motivated and qualified candidates for position of police officer to perform general law enforcement duties which may include, but not be limited to: Protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, investigating traffic accidents; answering calls for service and complaints; preventing and investigating criminal activity; testifying in court; performing related work as required which includes frequent interaction with the pubic; writing detailed and factual reports.


• A community that still appreciates and supports its Police Officers

• Employee health, dental and vision insurance

• Paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and bereavement leave

• 5% pay increase after successful probationary period

• Annual $8100 Cafeteria Plan which is $675 per month that can be used towards:

  • Major family medical insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • other (401K) or added to your current salary (cash in paycheck)

• 401(K) plan with Town contribution of 5% of annual salary

• Longevity Pay Plan


• 2.5% for Associate (2-year degree)

• 5% for Bachelor (4-year degree)

Career Development Programs:

• 2.5% Senior Officer

• 5% Master Officer

• College tuition assistance


• Take home car

• Uniforms/equipment/exceptional training provided

Additional Information

Submit resume, Town of Southern Shores application, North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission Personal History Statement form (F-3) https://ncdoj.gov/law-enforcement-training/criminal-justice/forms-and-publications/#91-114-wpfd-law-enforcement-p3 and a copy of a photo ID to: Southern Shores Police Department C/O Chief David Kole, 5375 North Virginia Dare Trail Southern Shores, NC 27949, 252-261-3331. Applications are available online at www.southernshores-nc.gov ; or from Town Hall, 5375 North Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores, NC 27949. The Town of Southern Shores is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21+
  • Education: High school diploma
  • Experience: Basic Law Enforcement Certification

Prior law enforcement experience preferred but not required; completion of high school/GED; NC Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification; possession of valid NC driver’s license at time of appointment; willing to work rotating shifts; and, possession of computer skills needed to support job functions; prefer applicant reside within 20 miles of town limits.

Contact Information

Jonathan Slegel

Jennifer Couture
Southern Shores, North Carolina 27949
phone: 2522613331

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