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The Kitty Hawk Police Department, a community-oriented policing agency, is looking for energetic and community-minded individuals to join our team as Police Officers. If you value integrity, professionalism, respect, and compassion, and aspire to work in a thriving, supportive, and inviting community, then the Town of Kitty Hawk is the place for you. Applications are being accepted for Entry Level Police Officer and Lateral Police Officer.


Entry Level Police Officer Requirements 


•Be a citizen of the United States.

•Be at least 20 years of age.

•Be a high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development Test indicating high school equivalency.

•Be able to complete the Basic Law Enforcement Training and pass the state exam. (Sponsorships considered).

•Satisfactorily complete the employing agency’s in-service firearms training program.

•Have or be able to obtain a North Carolina Driver’s License.

•Not have committed or been convicted of a crime, felony or misdemeanor.

Lateral Police Officer Requirements 

Lateral Transfer - Be a certified police officer with an agency in North Carolina and have completed the one-year probationary period or have had a break in service of fewer than 12 months from a North Carolina law enforcement agency.


Out-of-State Transfer - At a minimum, out-of-state candidates must have two years of full-time, sworn law enforcement experience and have completed a basic law enforcement training course accredited by the state from which they are transferring to be considered for transfer to a North Carolina law enforcement agency. Out-of-state transferees cannot have a break in service exceeding three years.


At a minimum, they must also complete the Legal Unit and any other identified training of the Commission-certified Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Course and successfully pass the BLET state examination within their 12-month probationary period.

Employment Opportunities

now Accepting applications for lateral transfer POSITIONs

Positions are open to both in-state and out-of-state Sworn Officers

Deadline for Applications is June 17, 2024

All out-of-state transfers are considered Probationary Appointees who must meet the requirements stated above prior to being issued Probationary Certification as a law enforcement officer.

Documentation required to consider training requirements:


  •  A letter from your previous law enforcement agency detailing your dates of FULL-TIME, sworn service; and that you are in good standing.

  • A copy of your Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course certificate of successful completion.

  • A topical breakdown/syllabus of the courses that you completed in BLET.

Candidates will be required to be fingerprinted and have a medical and psychological screening. In addition, all candidates must complete a Physical Agility Test.

The hiring process includes a panel interview and a one-on-one interview with the Police Chief.

The Town of Kitty Hawk offers:

  • North Carolina Pension Plan and Retirement

  • Full health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits

  • 5% 401k LEO, plus 2% match from the Town

  • Deferred compensation plan (457)

  • Take-home car program

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Holiday and overtime pay

  • Training and educational opportunities

Police Officer I starting pay is $49,947. Lateral Police Officers will be hired within the Town of Kitty Hawk pay-plan at the level and salary commensurate with their experience and qualifications up to the level of Police Officer III. Applicants must submit a completed Town of Kitty Hawk Application for Employment, a North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Personal History Statement (Form F-3), and a resume to


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