Southport Police DepartmentEmployment Opportunity: City of Southport Police Officer Job Posting

Deadline for application: Open until filled.


Police Officers with the City of Southport will focus on community-based patrol operations and interactions as well as perform enforcement and investigative services to ensure a safe community for the residents and tourists. Officers will answer calls for service, respond to critical situations, investigate crimes, and motor vehicle accidents, prepare incident, accident, and arrest reports. The officer will process minor crime scenes for fingerprints and collect and process other evidence, serve arrest warrants and criminal summonses, conduct follow-up investigations, work traffic control assignments, attend and testify in court, investigate narcotic and reported criminal activity, and work to organize and participate in community-based policing activity as assigned. All Southport Police officers will work as recruitment officers by promoting a positive image of the department through professional interactions with the community.


Candidates must possess a North Carolina driver’s license or be able to obtain it within a designated time. The candidate must possess, be enrolled in, or be able to enroll in a North Carolina BLET certification program. Experienced, out-of-state full-time sworn law enforcement officers with full arrest powers meeting the requirements approved by North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards rules will be evaluated and considered. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED from a certified educational facility, be able to comply with the minimum job functions as defined by NC CJ Training and Standards, pass a comprehensive background investigation, drug screening, physical examination, and be of good moral character. Additional background and verification processes may be required.

Starting Salary: $45,333

Required Documentation:

  • Completed, signed, and notarized NC Training and Standards F-3 (available on
  • City Job Application (NC PD 107 available on the city website)
  • Release of Information Authorization (to be provided)
  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage license (if applicable)
  • High school or GED diploma or certificate (additional education verification may be provided)
  • Copy of BLET Certificate with test scores.
  • Copy of other pertinent certifications (if applicable).
  • Copy of Military DD214 (if applicable).
  • Certified Criminal Record Check from all counties of residence.

How to Apply: Complete Application of Employment (State of North Carolina PD-107) and North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Division Form F-3 (LE). Resumes may be submitted in addition to but not in place of a completed Application of Employment (PD 107). Applications may be emailed to: [email protected].