Chief of Police

Website Warrenton Police Department

Warrenton Police Department

Chief of Police

Position Summary:

The Town of Warrenton is seeking applications for an experienced law enforcement professional to serve as the Chief of Police. The Police Chief will lead and manage all operations for a department comprised of the chief, four full-time, and auxiliary officers. The role includes performing administrative, and management duties while also performing patrol and investigative work. The current Chief is retiring after thirteen years in the role. The projected start date for the position is July 1, 2024. The position comes with generous benefits package including paid health insurance; dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance available, paid sick time, transferred sick hours, paid vacation time, and paid holidays; participation in the Local Government/State retirement system, and 401k with 5% employer match.

Where to Apply:

An application and full job description is available on the Town of Warrenton’s website, Submit cover letter, application, resume’ and supporting documents by email

at, mail, PO Box 281, Warrenton, NC 27589, or in person at Warrenton Town Hall.

The position is open until filled.

Salary Range:

 $65,176 to $81,470

Primary Duties:

  • Direct and supervise all department personnel and resources; assign, supervise, evaluate, and discipline personnel.
  • Monitors and reviews daily operations to ensure conformity with department goals and community interests.
  • Oversees the administration of the department’s
  • Represents the department and town government at public and private
  • Maintains and promotes communication within the department through meetings and other
  • Oversees the maintenance of all department
  • Implements policies, procedures, and
  • Maintains knowledge of current police procedures and technology through attendance at training sessions and interaction with other law enforcement personnel.
  • Enforces state laws and local
  • Coordinate with Warren County on the implementation of the emergency response
  • Performs other related duties as

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Thorough knowledge of law enforcement administration, corrections practices, and criminal justice systems process.
  • Thorough knowledge of civil and criminal
  • Thorough knowledge of department and town policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of law enforcement planning and
  • Considerable knowledge of management and supervisory principles and
  • Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to release of law enforcement and investigation records.
  • Considerable knowledge of the current trends and developments in the field of law
  • Ability to use common office equipment including word processing, spreadsheet, and file maintenance programs.
  • Skill in operating emergency
  • Skill in the use of radio/communication
  • Skill in the use of firearms and restraint
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, and make decisions in a rapidly changing
  • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, and firmness in frequent contact with the
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completing a degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Possession of Basic Law Enforcement Certification from NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission,
  • Ability to pass a medical, psychological, and drug
  • Ability to work a twelve-hour
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the department to direct and coordinate work within the department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of law enforcement experience.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

   The position is open until filled.

Human Resources

Warrenton is an equal-opportunity employer that complies with federal and state statutes regarding discrimination in employment matters.

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