More than a job,
This is a Career.

Who We Are

The Greenville Police Department is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency that provides a full range of high quality law enforcement services through a departmental philosophy of community-oriented policing. As a growing, progressive agency the Department continuously implements innovative techniques and methods to protect and serve the expanding community. This highly motivated department currently employs more than 200 sworn employees and approximately 50 civilian employees who serve with the utmost professionalism in the various bureaus, divisions and units.


Applicants Must:

  • Be at least 20 years old.
  • Pass a rigid physical examination.
  • Be a high school graduate or have passed the GED.
  • Be of good moral character with no disqualifying criminal offenses.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Be able to obtain a North Carolina Driver’s license.

Applicants Must Complete The Following:

  • Background Investigation
  • Drug Screen Oral Interview Process
  • Physical Evaluation – Police Officer’s Physical Agility Test (POPAT)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Computer Voice Stress Analysis

Automatic Disqualifiers

Applicants Must Not:

  • Have used marijuana (legal and illegal) within one (1) year of their anticipated hire date.
  • Applicants who have used any substance listed in Schedule II-V of the NC Controlled Substance Act without medical supervision within five (5) years immediately preceding the date of application will be reviewed by the Career Services Unit on a case-by-case basis.
  • Have any felony convictions over the age of 18.
  • Have received any DUI’s in last two (2) years.
  • Have received two (2) DUI’s in last five (5) years.
  • Have received more than 5 traffic violations in last three (3) years.


The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave. Additional benefits include:

  • Starting salary $52,436 and $55,058 upon certification and after a six month probationary period
  • Low Cost Major Medical
  • Affordable Dental & Vision
  • Employer Provided Pension and 401K
  • Courtesy Officer Housing Contracts
  • Take Home Vehicle Program
  • New and State-of-the-Art Equipment
  • Discounted Gym Membership and Wellness Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursements
  • Paid Training
  • GI Bill Assistance
  • Off-Duty Opportunities


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