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Do you have a strong work ethic, a passion for service, and want to make a difference in your community? Do you value integrity, service excellence, and respect? If so, the Leland Police Department is the place for you. We are a progressive law enforcement agency that is committed to delivering quality police services through partnerships that reduce crime, build trust, and enhance the quality of life in our community. The agency is comprised of more than 40 sworn officers and four non-sworn employees. We serve a population of more than 23,000 residents within a 20 mile area in beautiful southeastern North Carolina. Leland is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state and is perfectly situated between New Hanover County and Brunswick County beaches. 

Candidates will undergo a hiring process that includes panel interviews, a thorough background investigation, a psychological evaluation, and a drug screen. Applicants must possess, at a minimum, a high school diploma or GED and have successfully completed Basic Law Enforcement Training. Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license is also required. 

Joining the Leland Police Department is joining a family. We live out our motto: growing our future, nourishing our roots. If you want to be part of something more, join our team!

Cadet Program

The Leland Police Department will periodically seek highly motivated and exceptionally qualified applicants to be part of our Cadet Program. The candidate will be hired as a Town employee and paid while they attend Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET). Upon successful completion of BLET, the candidate will transition over to a full-time sworn law enforcement position.

For more information about the Cadet Program, including any vacancies, please contact the Leland Police Department at (910) 371-1100 or the Human Resources Department at (910) 442-8323.