ABOUT thE GPD
The Greensboro Police Department is a community of over 700 officers and employees working to protect and serve the City of Greensboro.
A message from our Chief
Welcome to the Greensboro Police Department.
Together, our officers and teams work hard every day to serve the city we love, Greensboro. A big city with a small-town feel, you can find culture and excitement here, with the comfort of knowing your neighbors and finding a welcoming community.
Greensboro Police officers describe our department as their second family. That’s because we’re dedicated to supporting our officers, building camaraderie, and working in partnership to make sure Greensboro is a safe place to live for all our citizens.
We invite you to learn more about our Academy and hiring process, apply, and earn a spot on our team. Either as a step towards future goals in federal law enforcement, or as a career to carry you to full retirement, find your place at the GPD. We’ll be rooting for you.
– Police Chief, John Thompson
SQUADS, SPECIALIZED UNITS & TEAMS
Community Resource Officer
Center City Resource Officer
Traffic Safety Officer
Traffic Crash Follow-Up Officer
Mobile Command Team Member
Special Events Team Member
Electronic Monitoring Unit Officer
School Resource Officer
Public Housing Team Officer
Special Response Team Member
Negotiations Team Member
Hazardous Devices Team Member
Violent Crime Apprehension Team Detective
Commercial Property Detective
Street Crimes Unit Detective
Residential Property Squad Detective
Family Victims Detective
Crimes Against Persons Detective
Fraud & Financial Crimes Detective
Criminal Intelligence Detective
Vice Narcotics Detective
Tactical Narcotics Detective
Operational Planning Officer
Watch Operations Officer
Recruiting & Backgrounds Officer
Community Engagement Officer
Honor Guard Team Member
Peer Support Team Member
Partnering to make Greensboro safe for all people.
To be a national model for exceptional policing through our commitment to excellence, selfless public service, and effective community partnerships.
Always being truthful, ethical, and principled
Embodying and adhering to the principles of honor, trustworthiness, and moral courage
Protecting resources, and placing the needs of the community and our mission above our individual needs
Always acting with compassion and valuing the diversity of our community by building partnerships and relationships
Being transparent in our policies and procedures, ensuring they are designed to be fair to the community and our employees and providing all with effective redress for their concerns
Providing leadership throughout the Department in a professional and responsible manner and holding all of our employees accountable for their conduct, effective job performance; including quality of work and knowledge, and dedication to our mission
AT THE GREENSBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT
we support our officers in their efforts to make our city safer by:
• Providing superior training to our officers through an intensive 6-month Academy
• Dedicating officers to specific geographic areas for Neighborhood Oriented Policing (Our public housing unit was the first of its kind in the state, established in 1988)
• First North Carolina Law Enforcement Agency to become Nationally Accredited with CALEA recognizing professionalism, excellence, and competence
LAW ENFORCEMENT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT PREVENTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY
All employees of the Greensboro Police Department shall be treated with dignity and respect. This includes being free from sexual harassment and other misconduct. We are committed to addressing sexual harassment and misconduct, with clear policies on how offenses will be handled and a culture of accountability for employees who engage in these behaviors.
The City of Greensboro’s harassment free workplace policy applies to all Greensboro Police Department employees. It is the policy of the City of Greensboro to maintain a workplace that is free from harassment and other behaviors that threaten the health, safety, productivity and well-being of its employees and others. The harassment free workplace policy covers unlawful harassment based on a person’s protected status such as one’s age, color, ethnicity, familial status, gender or sex, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, hair texture and hairstyle commonly associated with race or national origin, marital status, mental or physical disability, military status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Additionally, this policy prohibits workplace bullying regardless of if it is based on a person’s protected status.
It is the policy of the Greensboro Police Department to thoroughly investigate all credible allegations of employee misconduct, including anonymous allegations, whether received from a citizen or an employee of the Department. City policy allows for certain allegations (i.e., complaints of sexual harassment, retaliation and hostile workplace) to be reported and investigated outside of departmental channels.
Click here to view the full City of Greensboro harassment free workplace policy.
Training and Prevention
We provide education and resources to proactively prevent misconduct and sexual harassment from occurring at Greensboro Police Department. We provide training in the academy, during annual in-service training, and at roll call to reinforce our policies.
Topics covered during training include:
• Early warning signs and bystander intervention strategies for sexual misconduct
• Confidentiality protections for reporting parties and witnesses
• Prohibited retaliation against reporting parties and witnesses
• Potential disciplinary outcomes and criminal prosecution