Career Openings in North Carolina
Chief of Police – Newport, NC
The Town of Newport, NC is seeking an experienced police executive with a demonstrated
record of professional law enforcement experience including leadership, management, strong
fiscal management and a customer-service philosophy with experience in municipal law
enforcement, community policing, and resource management to serve as the next Chief of Police.
The Town of Newport is located in Carteret County, North Carolina and has a population of over
4,800 residents. Newport is situated along US Highway 70 between Havelock and Morehead
City. It is located 10 minutes from Marine Corp Cherry Point and 15 minutes from the beach.
The Town of Newport operates under a Council – Manager Form of government. The Chief of
Police reports directly to the Town Manager and is responsible for an annual operating budget of
approximately $754,000. Department staff include 8 full-time and 3 part-time sworn personnel.
Minimum requirements include: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Criminal
Justice, Public Administration, or a closely related field; advanced leadership training; 10 years
of progressively responsible municipal law enforcement experience, including a minimum of 5
years at the supervisory or administrative level. Must be certified as a law enforcement officer in
NC or eligible for certification immediately upon hire. Must possess a valid NC Driver’s
Interested applicants must submit a Town of Newport employment application along with a
cover letter and resume. The Town of Newport employment application is available at
www.townofnewport.com or at the front desk of Newport Town Hall. Applications may be
submitted electronically to Angela Christian, Town Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
or delivered to: Town Manager, Town of Newport, and P.O. Box 1869 Newport, NC 28570.
This position is open until filled.