Dear Applicant,

I am pleased that you have expressed an interest in a career as a Police Officer with the Town of Kernersville. We have a rich history of service to the community and our success is directly related to the quality of the officers we hire. This letter is designed to help you navigate the hiring process. Our process is extensive and designed to provide the citizens of Kernersville with the most professional and dedicated officers available. The Kernersville Police Department is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining highly competent and dedicated employees.

The Kernersville Police Department is actively seeking new members to join our department and serve the citizens of Kernersville in both full time and reserve officer capacities. We want to extend a special invitation to women, minorities and bilingual applicants to consider a career with the Kernersville Police Department. As a full-time paid member of our department, you will receive competitive salary and benefits, cutting edge equipment and a take home vehicle. As a volunteer Reserve Officer you will receive the same exceptional training and equipment as our full time officers while maintaining the ability to work full-time in another occupation.

I wish you the best of luck as you pursue your interest in becoming a Police Officer with the Town of Kernersville. If you have any questions about the Town or the Kernersville Police Department please contact me or Captain Damien Marotz, our Patrol Division Commander.



Jason Tilley

Chief of Police



I look forward to assisting you in the hiring process once we receive your application. The process is lengthy and can take up to four months to complete. In order to expedite this process, please make sure you have the following information available and ready to be turned in to your background investigator: Driver’s License, Social Security Card, Certified Copy of Birth Certificate, Original or Certified copy of High School and College Diploma and/or Transcripts, Credit Report ( Equifax, Transunion or Experian), Criminal Records Check from each county you have lived in since 16 years of age and Signed Authorization for Release of Personal Information (enclosed).


Once you fully complete and submit your application you will begin the hiring process detailed below:

Applicant Phase

  • Review Application
  • Panel Interview

Candidate Phase

  •  Background Investigation & Written Exercise
  • Computerized Voice Stress Analysis
  • Patrol Division Commander Review
  • Chief of Police Review
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
  • Drug Screen
  • Psychological
  • Medical Exam
  • Firearms Qualifications

Candidates who are not selected for a position will be notified in writing.  Applicants may reapply in six months provided any deficiencies have been corrected.  Full-Time Sworn Officer and Reserve Officer applications are accepted at all times.  Full-Time Sworn Officer applications will only be processed when a position is posted.  Any questions that you have can be directed to me at (336) 996-3679 or [email protected].


Damien Marotz

Captain Damien Marotz
Patrol Division Commander