Join Our Team

The City of Lenoir is a great place to live and a great place to work. Located in the foothills of North Carolina in Caldwell County, Lenoir is filled with friendly people and surrounded by beautiful natural resources. When it comes to health and education, the City’s 18,000 residents are well-served by Caldwell UNC Health Care, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, and Caldwell County Schools. Business is booming in Lenoir. Google has built 3 data centers within Lenoir, and the city is proud to have them as a corporate citizen. Blue Ridge Energy and Exela Pharma Sciences continue to expand and grow in Lenoir, and we have many great local businesses.

Competitive Salary

The City of Lenoir offers very competitive salaries based upon experience and education.  The figures below include holiday pay and are based on duty schedules as of 1/1/2021:

  • Officer Salary: $36,580 to $58,107
  • Detective: $40,470 to $58,323
  • Officer Supervisors: $42,338 to $82,064
  • Telecommunicator: $33,037 to $52,482
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Benefits & Perks

  • 12 paid holidays (included where applicable above)
  • 401-k provided by the City (5% of annual salary)
  • Local Government Retirement (similar to State Retirement)
  • Separate Insurance Benefit Plan (for Law Enforcement Officers)
  • Paid health and life insurance (dependent coverage available)
  • Educational tuition reimbursement (up to $1,200 per year)
  • Monthly accrual of sick time (8 or 8.4 hours)
  • Monthly accrual of vacation time (6.67 to 14 hours)
  • Vacation hours increase with years of service
  • 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. / Community Resource
  • Emergency Communications
  • Honor Guard
  • K-9 Officers
  • Narcotics / Vice Investigations
  • School Resource Officers
  • Special Response Team
  • Traffic / Parking Enforcement

Basic Law Enforcement Training

For information on attending Basic Law Enforcement Training, please contact the Lenoir Police Department for a sponsorship application or contact your local community college. Basic Law Enforcement Training (B.L.E.T.) classes generally start in January and August.