The Carrboro Police Department strives to provide the citizens of Carrboro with excellent service and response. Our Department places great emphasis on Community Oriented Policing in order to improve communications between the Police Department and our citizens. Officers work 12-hour rotating shifts with 3-days off bi-weekly.

Duties include:

  • Respond to emergency situations
  • Locate and apprehend violators of local, state and federal laws
  • Enforce motor vehicle laws
  • Serve Arrest Warrants
  • Participate in narcotics investigations
  • Investigate crimes and process crime scenes
  • Investigate traffic accidents
  • Testify in various courts
  • Execution of search warrants
  • Develop and participate in various community programs


  • United States Citizenship
  • Minimum age of 20
  • Valid N.C. driver’s license or the ability to obtain one upon employment
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must undergo physical, psychological and polygraph examinations and drug testing as mandated by the State
  • Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Certification preferred
  • Possess outstanding moral character and the ability to make sound judgements in stressful situations.


  • Starting salary of $51,404
  • Excellent Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Local Government Employee’s Retirement 401(K) Plan
  • Vacation Leave (12 to 26 days annually, based on years of service)
  • Sick Leave (accrued at 8 hours per month)
  • Take home vehicle after probationary period (within a 30 mile radius of Carrboro)
  • Twelve paid holidays per year

See current job openings in the Town of Carrboro. Applications can be filled out from the Career Portal.