Join Our Team

The City of Lenoir is a great place to live and work. Located in the foothills of North Carolina in Caldwell County, Lenoir is filled with friendly people and surrounded by beautiful natural resources.  Learn more about our city by visiting the following website:

Competitive Salary

The City of Lenoir offers competitive salaries based upon experience and education.  Below are starting figures calculated on current duty schedules; they do not include 12 additional paid holidays (eff.  7/11/2022).

  • Telecommunicators:  $32,307 - $34,770
  • Police Trainee:  $33,114
  • Patrol Officers:  $42,314 to $44,456
  • Investigators:  $46,679
  • Sworn Supervisors:  $46,679
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Benefits & Perks

  • 12 paid holidays (not included above)
  • 401-k provided by the City (5% of annual salary)
  • Local Government Retirement (similar to State Retirement)
  • Paid health and life insurance (dependent coverage available)
  • Educational tuition reimbursement (up to $1,200 per year)
  • Monthly accrual of sick time (8 to 8.4 hours)
  • Monthly accrual of vacation time (6.67 to 14 hours)
  • Vacation hours increase with years of service
  • 8 hours of personal leave per year
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Weight room at Law Enforcement Center
  • Free use of City Recreational Facilities
  • Exceptional equipment and training opportunities
  • Education Incentives
  • Earn While You Learn Trainee Program
  • Opportunities for advancement and pay increases
  • City-owned firing range
  • Take home patrol car and K-9 compensation
  • Uniforms and clothing allowance (provided where applicable)

Career Development Plan & Special Assignments

  • Bike Patrol
  • Criminal Investigations
  • D.A.R.E. Instructor
  • Community Resource Officer
  • Drone Pilot
  • Explorers Post Advisor
  • Honor Guard
  • K-9 Officer
  • Narcotics / Vice Investigations
  • Rapid Ready Response Team
  • School Resource Officer
  • Special Response Team
  • Traffic Enforcement Unit
  • Parking / Downtown Enforcement

Basic Law Enforcement Training

For information on attending Basic Law Enforcement Training, please contact the Lenoir Police Department for a sponsorship application or download one from the forms section below.  You can also contact your local community college. Basic Law Enforcement Training (B.L.E.T.) classes generally start in January and run through May  and start in August and run through December.  Please review the Law Enforcement Officer State Certification Requirements under our Quick Links section below to see if you qualify.