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Welcome to the Southport Police Department employment portal. Please see the available positions below.

Working at Southport Police Department

Whether you are a seasoned law enforcement veteran, or just starting your career in law enforcement, Southport Police Department offers a rewarding career in law enforcement. We firmly believe in “Service Through Community Policing”, which enables our officers to have an active role within the community they serve. Because of this successful approach, Southport enjoys a low crime rate and a very supportive community of their police department. We invite you to fill out an application to join our team!


Sworn Reserve Police Officer

Our reserve Police Officers fill several roles within the department. The majority of our Reserve Police Officers are members of our Patrol Division, volunteering at least 24 hours a month patrolling Southport, responding to calls for help, and being an active part of the community. We accept lateral transfers (Officers who have already been through the academy), and those who are just starting their journey in law enforcement.


Sworn Desk Services Officer

Sworn Desk Services Officers have the same police authority and ongoing training as other officers within our department. They serve a very important role within the department, literally as the first face citizens see at the Southport Municipal Complex. These officers are stationed at the front desk to ensure the safety of all elected officials housed in the Municipal complex and are available for citizens who require police assistance.


Desk Services (Non-Sworn)

Desk Services Officers (Non-Sworn) also serve a very important role within the department, literally as the first face citizens see at the Southport Municipal Complex. These officers are stationed at the front desk to ensure the safety of all elected officials housed in the Municipal complex and to offer assistance to our citizens.