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The Town of Kernersville is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans). 
  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Police Officer (Continuous Posting)
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Hiring Pay Rate:$36,774 Annually
Salary Grade:Grade 16
Application Deadline:Continuous Posting

This is a continuous job posting.  Applications are being accepted for possible future Police Officer job vacancies.

Excellent job opportunity to qualified applicant.  Work involves duties that include street patrol, basic investigations and maintenance of general order in Kernersville.  Must be willing to work rotating shift schedule.

Must possess general or probationary certification or have completed BLET within the last 12 months.  Applicant will be required to pass a physical and drug test.  All applicants required to undergo a psychological examination.  Only applicants meeting or exceeding minimum qualifications will be considered.


Kernersville Police Department

Sworn Officer Applicant

Dear Applicant,


I am pleased that you have expressed an interest in a career as a Police Officer with the Town of Kernersville. We have a rich history of service to the community and our success is directly related to the quality of the officers we hire. This letter is designed to help you navigate the hiring process. Our process is extensive and designed to provide the citizens of Kernersville with the most professional and dedicated officers available. The Kernersville Police Department is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining highly competent and dedicated employees.


The Kernersville Police Department is actively seeking new members to join our department and serve the citizens of Kernersville in both full time and reserve officer capacities. We want to extend a special invitation to women, minorities and bilingual applicants to consider a career with the Kernersville Police Department. As a full-time paid member of our department, you will receive competitive salary and benefits, cutting edge equipment and a take home vehicle. As a volunteer Reserve Officer you will receive the same exceptional training and equipment as our full time officers while maintaining the ability to work full-time in another occupation.


I wish you the best of luck as you pursue your interest in becoming a Police Officer with the Town of Kernersville. If you have any questions about the Town or the Kernersville Police Department please contact me or Captain Kevin Clodfelter, our Patrol Division Commander.




Timothy Summers

Timothy Summers

Chief of Police



I look forward to assisting you in the hiring process once we receive your application. The process is lengthy and can take up to four months to complete. In order to expedite this process, please make sure you have the following information available and ready to be turned in to your background investigator: Driver’s License, Social Security Card, Certified Copy of Birth Certificate, Original or Certified copy of High School and College Diploma and/or Transcripts, Credit Report ( Equifax, Transunion or Experian), Criminal Records Check from each county you have lived in since 16 years of age and Signed Authorization for Release of Personal Information (enclosed).


Once you fully complete and submit your application you will begin the hiring process detailed below:

         Applicant Phase

              Review Application
              Panel Interview
         Candidate Phase
              Background Investigation & Written Exercise
              Computerized Voice Stress Analysis
              Patrol Division Commander Review
              Chief of Police Review
              Conditional Offer of Employment
                        Drug Screen
                        Medical Exam
                        Firearms Qualifications

Candidates who are not selected for a position will be notified in writing.  Applicants may reapply in six months provided any deficiencies have been corrected.  Full-Time Sworn Officer and Reserve Officer applications are accepted at all times.  Full-Time Sworn Officer applications will only be processed when a position is posted.  Any questions that you have can be directed to me at (336) 992-0281 or kclodfelter@toknc.com


Kevin Clodfelter

Captain Kevin Clodfelter
Patrol Division Commander