Position Available

The Town of Carthage is a growing community with a population of approximately 2,789. The Carthage Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer.

The Town offers a highly competitive benefits package to include enrollment in the North Carolina Retirement System, 401(K), medical and offered vision insurance, sick and vacation leave package, all uniforms, equipment, and excellent training opportunities. Uniformed officers currently work a 12-hour shift.

Successful applicants must pass a physical, drug test, comprehensive criminal background investigation, and psychological testing.

The pay range starts at $39,682 and the pay range ends at $56,688. The pay range listed is the minimum and maximum for this position. Any offer will be commensurate with the skills, experience and education of the candidate.

Application Instructions

To be considered as a candidate for this position, you MUST submit a completed and notarized North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission Personal History Statement, Form F-3.  Along with a notarized Release of Records to the Carthage Police Department. Checklist and all forms needed can be found at www.carthagepd.com ( see below for Check List and forms )

Minimum Qualifications:

United States Citizen, at least twenty (20) years of age; graduation from an accredited high school or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) with a college degree(s) preferred; licensed driver in North Carolina or able to obtain a North Carolina driver license within thirty (30) days of appointment; possess some knowledge of law enforcement operations and responsibilities; successful completion or in the process of successfully completing the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) required by the State of North Carolina before probationary status ends; certified in North Carolina as a police officer or able to obtain North Carolina police officer certification; no felony convictions.

Special Requirements:

Successful completion of the Field Training Program administered by the Carthage Police Department.

Check List

  • North Carolina Personal History Statement: Click Here
  • Release Authorization Form: Click Here
  • A color photo of yourself
  • Copies of all certifications that would pertain to your applied job function.
  • A copy of your social security card
  • A copy of your high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate, as well as any advanced education, attained.
  • If prior Military, A copy of your DD-214
  • A copy of your Basic Law Enforcement completion
  • A copy of your North Carolina Drivers license
  • A copy of your Birth Certificate.

Please make sure that both the F3 and the Release of Authorization have been notarized before submitting your packet. Can be hand-delivered or mailed to:

Carthage Police Department

4396 US Hwy 15-501
Carthage, NC 28327

Contact Information

In Case of an Emergency, Please call 911. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm.

Carthage Police Department
4396 US Hwy 15-501
Carthage, NC 28327

Phone: 910-947-2231
Fax: 910-9475323