Employment Opportunities

Police Officer

It’s a new year, is it time for a new job?  The Town of Duck Police Department is seeking an experienced law enforcement officer to join our team.

If you talk to our officers, you’ll quickly realize Duck does things differently.  Each of our officers came to us from other agencies and with them came their experience, training, and a desire to work in a community that supports its police officers.  Duck offers a positive and inclusive team-centered work environment where mutual respect is the norm and out of the box thinking is encouraged.  Crime reduction requires problem solving, and in Duck we strive to find long lasting community-based solutions to unique and challenging problems. 

From the Chief down, the command staff views Duck’s officers as the department’s greatest asset.  Not only will we have your back, but we will also work tirelessly to ensure you receive the best training and equipment available.   We value a healthy life/work balance, so when you are working, we expect you to give 100% to Duck’s residents and visitors, but when you are off, we expect you to spend your time doing what you enjoy most.  For those not familiar with us, we are located on the northern Outer Banks.  The Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches are at our doorstep and relaxed OBX living  awaits you.   We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and a progressive career development plan.    Starting salary will be based on experience and qualifications.  Salary range is $46,989 – $69,364. 

The ideal candidate has 3+ years of experience, holds North Carolina General Law Enforcement Certification and has earned, or is eligible to receive, their intermediate law enforcement professional certificate.  Current out-of-state law enforcement officers eligible for a lateral transfer are encouraged to apply.  Only positive, self-motivated and career minded officers need apply.    

Our team works 12-hour shifts on a rotation that ensures you have a three-day weekend every other week.  We offer assigned take home vehicles to officers residing within 30 road miles from the Town line.    

If you want to see what Duck has to offer, you are encouraged to contact any member of our team or you are also welcome to come visit us and do a ride along.   Once you have made the decision to apply you can request an employment packet by calling the Town of Duck offices at (252) 255-1234, or you can download a packet now by clicking here. Position open until filled.  EO/AA.