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To Serve and Protect? 
Currently, the Oxford Police Department has an authorized strength of 31 sworn officers, two full-time and three part-time civilian employees. Sworn officers are assigned a variety of functions and have opportunities for lateral transfer or potential promotion in a number of different areas:

  • Patrol Officer
  • Forensics (Crime Scene Investigator)
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Juvenile Office
  • K-9
  • Instructors
  • Community Resources and Training
Information & Application:
Job openings are advertised on the City of Oxford's Jobs webpage.  Call 919-693-3161 with questions.  The City of Oxford is an equal opportunity employer.

The Oxford Police Department is accepting applications for Police Officers.
Police Officer Application 

Sworn Officer Requirements:  Candidates must be at least 20 years of age, be a high school graduate or equivalent (further education is highly desirable), a U.S. citizen with no criminal arrests or convictions of serious charges, possess (or be able to obtain) a N.C. operators license and have a driving history with no significant traffic violations. All candidates will undergo a formal interview board process, a rigorous background investigation, psychological evaluation, drug screen and physical exam prior to appointment.


  • Paid Vacation - 10 days per year to start
  • Paid Holidays - 12 days per year
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Training opportunities
  • Career Development Plan
  • Insurance,Medical, dental, pharmaceutical, vision and life are provided to employees at no cost. Family members may be added
  • N.C. Law Enforcement Officers Retirement Plan/401K and Retirement Supplement (for sworn officers)