Employment Opportunities

P: (336) 229-3535 – Angela satterfield
P: (336) 229-3544 – Captain Mark Rascoe
F: (336) 229-3146


The Burlington Police Department continually receives applications from qualified applicants for entry level Police Officers. The police department has a year round open hiring process.   The Department attends various recruitment events and makes college/university visits throughout the year.  Anyone interested in a position with the Burlington Police Department is encouraged to take a look at this entire webpage to obtain important information and to call or email us for additional information.

Being a Burlington Police Office is about changing lives for the better.

The Burlington Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications for all positions must be completed online through the links available at www.BurlingtonNC.gov/HR

For a current list of job openings, click here. 

Angela Satterfield is the department’s Personnel Specialist.  Please direct hiring process inquires to her at 336-229-3535 or email.

Benefit Outline– This is an outline of benefits for officers in a pdf document.

Join a Professional Team

A police position means adventure, outdoor work, security, prestige, job satisfaction, professional training and advancement opportunities. These are only a few of the many advantages available to an officer with the Burlington Police Department, a nationally accredited department which is widely recognized as one of the finest law enforcement organizations in the southeast.

The primary responsibility of every Burlington Police Officer is the protection of life and property and by virtue of his or her position; he or she fills a vital role in the well being of the community. While effective police techniques and modern equipment are more important factors in the continuing struggle against crime, the driving force in crime suppression is the individual police officer.

What can you expect upon being appointed? Upon qualifying and being appointed as a police officer, you will be assigned for training and to one of the Operations Bureau teams.  New officers are assigned to a Field Training Officer for a period of 60 working days, during which they receive intensive training.  In this program, you will become acquainted with and learn the fundamental phases of police work and procedures of the Burlington Police Department.

If you'd like to learn more about how Burlington Police Officers are trained, visit the Training Section webpage.


Specialized Divisions for Growth Opportunities:

  • School Resource Officers
  • K-9 Officers
  • DARE Officers
  • Special Response Team (SRT)
  • Special Operations: Undercover operations, VICE
  • Criminal Investigations: Adult Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Gang related crimes
  • Traffic Team / Motorcycle Unit
  • Training Officer