Current Openings

Police Officer Candidates – Lateral Transfer

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.

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 $51,944.91.  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:

1) A completed Town of Kitty Hawk Application for Employment Employment-application-April-2024-Fillable

2) A North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Personal History Statement F-3-LE-Personal-History-Statement-04-2024

3) A resume to