Police Officer

Officer with SealExcellent Benefits

  • Competitive Pay
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Annual/Sick Leave
  • 401-K and Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Uniforms Provided
  • Take Home Car Program

Officer with Bomb VehicleMinimum Qualifications

  • Must be 20 years of age
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be of Good Moral Character
  • Graduation From an Accredited College or University with a Bachelor's Degree
    • College Students are encouraged to apply at the beginning of their final semester
  • Reside in Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, or York (SC) Counties

Patrol Car with FlagApplication Process

  • Complete Online Application
  • Review of Criminal History and Driving Record
  • Pass Computerized Testing (Non-Certified Applicants)
  • Complete Captain's Board Review
  • Pass Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
  • Pass Polygraph Test
  • Psychological Examination
  • Extensive Background Investigation
  • Chief's Review Panel
  • Civil Service Interview

Upon successful completion/recommendation applicant will receive conditional offer and be required to complete/pass drug screening, physical examination, and psych interview.

Employment Interest Form