Set your sights on Chapel Hill.

We're looking for friendly, talented, experienced police officers to join our team. You'll find everything you're looking for here--from great benefits and training to quality of life--on a squad that is committed to community-based policing.


Give your career and benefits a boost

To deliver the highest standard of service to the public, the Chapel Hill Police Department invests heavily in our people. Check out the comprehensive benefits we offer, including competitive starting salaries, paid on-the-job training and much more.

Competitive Salary

  • Roll over years of service
  • Earn more for advanced degrees
  • Paid on-the-job training
  • Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
  • Longevity pay annually beginning in the fifth year of service

Career Advancement

  • Ongoing training programs
  • Career progression programs
  • Tuition assistance

Comprehensive Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Term life insurance
  • Workers’ compensation insurance
  • 401(k)


Additional Perks

  • Paid on-duty fitness time
  • NC Local Employees’ Credit Union membership
  • Uniforms, weapon and essential equipment provided





“I love working in such a diverse community. I get many opportunities to interact with different cultures and different types of people. I love the chance to do real police work and make a difference rather than just going from call to call. It makes me feel like I’m serving the community and not just putting a band aid on a deep wound.”

-Willie Chapman
Chapel Hill Police Officer
since October 2018


“Chapel Hill is a small enough town that you get to know people, both in the community and within the department. I think I know everyone in the department. You don’t get to do that in bigger communities and bigger departments.”

-Eric Andersen
Chapel Hill Police Officer
since September 2015


“There are many training opportunities working for the Chapel Hill Police Department. I feel like it really gives me the opportunity to grow as an officer.”

-Jun Gim
Chapel Hill Police Officer
since October 2017

aly_glenn-001-small_square“It’s exciting to be on the community policing side of such a tight-knit community. I love getting to know the individuals I’ll be serving on a daily basis. As far as Basic Law Enforcement Training is concerned, it’s been great to get to know all of the officers I’ll be working with; they’ve really taught me a lot. I’m excited to get to know them even better.”

-Ally Glen
Chapel Hill Police

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