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Chief of Police


Position Summary:


The Town of Warrenton is seeking applications for an experienced law enforcement professional to serve as the Chief of Police. The Police Chief will lead and manage all operations for a department comprised of the chief, four full-time, and auxiliary officers. The role includes performing administrative and management duties while also performing patrol and investigative work. The current Chief is retiring after thirteen years in the role. The projected start date for the position is July 1, 2024. The position comes with a generous benefits package including paid health insurance (dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance available), paid sick time and transferrable sick hours, paid vacation time, paid holidays,participation in the Local Government/State retirement system, and 401k with 5% employer match.

Where to Apply:

Submit your cover letter, resume, and supporting documents to the attention of Robert Davie at townadministrator@warrenton.nc.gov, or by mail at PO Box 281, Warrenton, NC 27589, or in person at Warrenton Town Hall. 

Salary Range:

$65,176 to $81,470


Primary Duties:


  • Direct and supervise all department personnel and resources; assigns, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel.
  • Monitor and review daily operations to insure conformity with laws and ordinances, department goals and community interests.
  • Oversee the administration of the department’s budget.
  • Represent the department and town government at public and private events.
  • Maintain and promote communication within the department through meetings and other contacts.
  • Oversee the maintenance of all department records.
  • Implement policies, procedures and directives.
  • Maintain knowledge of current police laws, procedures and technology through attendance at training sessions and interaction with other law enforcement personnel.
  • Enforce state laws and local ordinances.
  • Coordinate with Warren County Emergency Management on the implementation of the emergency response plan.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Thorough knowledge of law enforcement administration, and criminal justice systems process.
  • Thorough knowledge of civil and criminal processes.
  • Thorough knowledge of department and town policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of law enforcement planning and budgeting.
  • Considerable knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to release of law enforcement and investigation records.
  • Considerable knowledge of the current trends and developments in the field of law enforcement.
  • Ability to use common office equipment including word processing, spreadsheet, and file maintenance programs.
  • Skill in operating emergency vehicles.
  • Skill in the use of radio/communication equipment.
  • Skill in the use of firearms and restraint equipment.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, and make decisions in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, and firmness in frequent contact with the public.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing. 


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Possession of Basic Law Enforcement Certification from NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
  • Ability to pass a medical, psychological and drug evaluation.
  • Ability to work a twelve hour shift.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the department in order to direct and coordinate work within the department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of law enforcement experience.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission


 The position is open until filled.

  The Town of Warrenton is an equal opportunity employer.


Police Officer- Lateral

Position Summary:


Warrenton Police Department is seeking dedicated individuals to join our law enforcement team as Lateral Police Officers. As an officer for our agency, you will play a crucial role in maintaining public safety and enforcing the laws and ordinances within our community. Your responsibilities will include general policing through patrols, maintaining public order and safety, responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, investigating crimes and accidents, making arrests and issuing citations when necessary, gathering evidence and preparing reports for criminal investigations, providing assistance to the public, ensuring community engagement, and enforcing traffic laws and regulations.


Job Type:






$40,000.00 - $54,000.00 per year


Hiring bonus:


$2000 ($1000 on date of hire, $1000 at the end of 6 months)




  • 401(k) w/ 5% Matching
  • Credit union membership
  • Health insurance- Employee
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Additional 8 hours of pay for worked holidays
  • Take-home vehicle program
  • Retirement plan
  • Dental, Vision insurance (available)




  • Protect life and property by the enforcement of laws & ordinances.
  • Proactively patrol all areas in the jurisdiction.
  • Respond to calls for police service.
  • Exercise sound judgment in all interactions with citizens, victims, and suspects, including situations        where force may be necessary.
  • Prepare written reports and field notes of investigations and patrol activities.
  • Conducts criminal and traffic investigations.
  • Conduct interviews.
  • Arrest and process criminals.
  • Operate a law enforcement vehicle under emergency conditions day or night.
  • Comprehend legal documents, including citations, affidavits, warrants, etc.
  • Assist County Deputies upon request.
  • Self-initiate traffic and criminal investigations.
  • Take an active role in Community Oriented Policing.


Skills Required:


  • Communication skills
  • Skill in assessing situations, recognizing when to take action, and deciding on an appropriate course.
  • Skill in reading, comprehending, retaining, and applying written factual information.
  • Skill in analyzing situations quickly and objectively, recognizing actual and potential dangers, and          determining a proper course of action.
  • Skill in observing and remembering detail.
  • Willingness to confront a variety of problems and situations.
  • Public relations skills
  • Skill in operating a motor vehicle.
  • Dependability and sound work habits
  • Characteristics necessary to maintain integrity, truthfulness, and credibili




12 hour shift


Education/Certification Requirements:

  • Law Enforcement: 1 year / General Certification
  • Firearms Certification
  • Certified or ability to be certified in SFST, Intoxilyzer, and Radar




Submit your F-3(LE) to townadminiatrator@warrenton.nc.gov



  The position is open until filled.

  The Town of Warrenton is an equal opportunity employer.

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