Employment Opportunities – Police Lieutenant and Police Officer

The Town of Duck has the following openings with the Duck Police Department:


The Town of Duck Police Department is seeking an experienced law enforcement officer to serve as Lieutenant.  This position is open to internal and external applicants.

The Lieutenant, who is a sworn law enforcement officer with all the same duties and responsibilities as a police officer, oversees the patrol function of the police department, which is separated into two squads, with each squad consisting of one sergeant and a complement of police officers.

Supervises, directs, and evaluates two sergeants (directly) and all other subordinate employees (indirectly); processes employee concerns and problems, directs work, counsels, disciplines, and completes employee performance evaluations; trains officers in established rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; communicates orally and in writing with internal and external stakeholders; suggests new policy and policy changes to the Chief of Police; serves as the primary evidence custodian responsible for storage, chain-of-custody, and disposal of all evidence and property, as directed by State Law; serves as the department’s quartermaster; conducts or assigns the background investigation of new personnel;  develops the duty schedule and makes changes as needed; approves vacation and sick leave requests; maintains employee training records; maintains accurate fixed asset records for the department and tracks inventory and assets from acquisition through disposal; serves as license plate reader and Naloxone manager; maintains accurate departmental records using various databases and records management software; serves as in-service training coordinator; receives various forms, reports, correspondence, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation, and reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; investigates internal affairs/complaints regarding police department personnel; receives, investigates, and responds to complaints and develops and submits reports of same; makes periodic inspections of patrol/investigative operations to assure they are functioning effectively and efficiently in compliance with laws, policies and procedures, and rules and regulations; develops officer court dates; makes off-duty security assignments; develops and trains officers in safety programs; develops and trains officers in evidence room procedures; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, or other documents; operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, or other related programs; handles special projects as assigned; serves as department head in the Chief’s absence; covers patrol shifts as needed, and provides back-up and assistance on calls for service.

Applicants must currently hold a General Law Enforcement Certification and an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate awarded by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, hold a North Carolina General Instructor Certification, have held the rank of Sergeant or equivalent for a minimum of three years and must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

The Town of Duck offers a competitive benefits package, excellent equipment and training.  Salary range $64,556 – $104,944, DOQ.

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in person or by mail to Police Chief  Jeffrey Ackerman at 1259 Duck Road, Duck, North Carolina 27949.  Position closes on August 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM.  EO/AA.



The Town of Duck is seeking an individual to perform general law enforcement duties to include, but not limited to: traffic enforcement and investigation; criminal enforcement and investigation; protecting life and property; responding to calls for service and complaints; writing detailed and accurate reports; testifying in court, and performing other job-related tasks as required.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent, must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment, must possess or be able to obtain a valid NC driver’s license, and must hold General Law Enforcement Certification awarded by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission or be eligible for lateral transfer.  An experienced officer holding an Intermediate Professional Certificate or higher is preferred.

The Town of Duck offers a competitive benefits package, excellent equipment and training and a progressive career development plan.   Salary range $41,613 – $67,648.

An application packet can be found at https://www.townofduck.com/employment-duck/ or you may request a packet by calling the Town of Duck at (252) 255-1234.   Position is open until filled.  EO/AA.