Town of Pembroke Seeking Chief of Police


The Town of Pembroke is seeking a seasoned, assertive law enforcement veteran to lead the Town’s Police Department.The successful candidate will be someone who is an experienced advocate for proactive policing who fully supports a community and problem-oriented approach to policing.  The ideal candidate will be experienced and confident in managing all areas of a full-service police department. The next leader of the Department will build on past successes in policing while also focusing on the future with effective succession planning, addressing staffing and training needs and continuing to build trust in the community.  Approximately 3000 residents call Pembroke home along with over 180 businesses.  The Police Department consists of 15 full-time sworn law enforcement personnel and four civilian dispatchers.


Qualifications:  Preferred candidates will minimally possess a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or police science supplemented by advanced courses in police administration.  Ideal candidates will also possess either an intermediate or advanced law enforcement certificate through the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards CommissionFive years of broad and extensive supervisory experience in a comparably complex or larger community, including at least three years in a senior command position, is required. 


Salary range and Application Process:  Hiring range is $50,541 - $63,177 (beginning salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience). The Town offers a highly competitive benefits package. Application forms may be obtained online at or in person at 100 S. Union Chapel Road, Pembroke, NC.  Applications must be completed fully; it is not sufficient to merely attach a resume and cover letter. Applications should be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in person at 100 S. Union Chapel Road, Pembroke, NC. Applications will be accepted until May 31st, 2017. 

The Town of Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer.