Police Department Employment

police car 1Thank you for your interest in seeking employment with the Denton Police Department. We believe the strength of our organization lies in employing men and women who have an uncompromised desire to contribute to the community through public service. If this describes you, then we invite you to apply.

Our agency employs both sworn and non-sworn employees, but the process begins the same in each case—by completing and submitting a Town of Denton Employment Application. Sworn positions require current BLET certification with the state of North Carolina. Of course, additional requirements also exist, depending on the position for which we are hiring.

Please download the Town of Denton Employment Application here. You may submit your completed application by email as a PDF file, bring it to the office M-F 9 AM to 5 PM, or you may mail your application to us. Our contact information is shown below. A list of positions that currently exist within the Denton Police Department is also shown below. You may also view all positions currently open with the town by visiting the town Employment page.

The Town of Denton is accepting applications for Police Officer.
Police Officer

Denton, NC

This is an entry level law enforcement position. Duties include: answering calls for service: enforcement of laws and ordinances; preventive patrol; preliminary and follow-up investigations.


  • Must be a high school graduate or must have earned a GED certificate.
  • Must not have committed or been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
  • Excellent physical condition and health certified through a physical examination.
  • Must be a United States citizen. Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must pass a psychological evaluation/examination provided by the agency.
  • Must pass a drug screening test.
  • Applicants must have completed BLET and be eligible to obtain certification as a LEO from North Carolina Training and Standards.
  • Willing to work rotating shifts.
  • Must be able to obtain a valid North Carolina driver's license.

All applicants should fill out a Town Application available at the Denton Town Hall located at 201 W. Salisbury Street, Denton. NC 27239. Mail applications to Denton Police Department, PO Box l099, Denton, NC 27239.

Please contact Chief Mark Hicks if you have any questions about our employment process.


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