About The Greensboro Police Department


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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


Greensboro Police Department Specialized Units Careers

Patrol Officer
Community Resource Officer
Center City Resource Officer
Traffic Safety Officer
Motorcycle Officer
Traffic Crash Follow-Up Officer
K9 Officer
Taxi Coordinator
Mobile Command Team Member
Special Events Team Member
Electronic Monitoring Unit Officer
School Resource Officer

Greensboro Police Department Motorcycle Units Jobs

Public Housing Team Officer
Special Response Team Member
Negotiations Team Member
Hazardous Devices Team Member
Violent Crime Apprehension Team Detective
Commercial Property Detective

Greensboro Police Department Detective Careers

Robbery Detective
Street Crimes Unit Detective
Residential Property Squad Detective
Homicide Detective
Family Victims Detective
Crimes Against Persons Detective

Greensboro Police Department Office Jobs

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
Training Officer
Peer Support Team Member

Greensboro Police Department Administrative Careers
Greensboro Police Department Mission and Vision

Our Mission

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

An officer on a bicycle in front of Greensboro's Melvin Municipal Office Building


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