Applying For Employment

If you are interested in applying for a position as a police officer, review the basic requirements listed below and visit the Town's Human Resources Homepage for job postings.

Basic Employment Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must complete Basic Law Enforcement Training and meet state certification requirements
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must pass a written test, oral interview, physical, drug screen, and psychological evaluation
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation
  • No felony convictions
  • U.S. citizen

Step-by-Step Application Process

  • The following are REQUIRED before being considered for employment, and must be submitted together:
    1) Application
    2) Authorization for Release Waiver
    3) Personal History Statement
  • Applicants selected for the next step of the process will be notified by telephone.
  • If the applicant passes the written test, they will be notified of a date and time for the oral review board.
  • If the applicant passes the oral review board, they will be interviewed by an investigator and be required to pass a rigorous background investigation, including a credit, driving, and criminal history check. In addition, neighbors, employers, and references will be interviewed as to the applicant's suitability for the position.
  • If the applicant passes the background check and is given a conditional offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a psychological examination, physical examination with drug screening, and successfully qualify with a firearm.

Benefits For Newly-Hired Police

  • 401k Plan with Contributions Made by the Town (5% annual salary)
  • 10 - 20 Paid Vacation Days per Year (based on years of service)
  • 11 - 12 Paid Holidays per Year
  • 12 Paid Sick Leave Days per Year (accumulated indefinitely)
  • Education Incentives
  • Experience Incentives for Full-time Paid Law Enforcement Officers
  • Fitness Center Within the Police Department
  • Fully-paid Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage for Employee (family coverage is available at an additional charge.)
  • Law Enforcement Local Government Retirement System
  • Paid Life Insurance Equal to Annual Salary
  • Starting Annual Salary (with no experience/degree) - $37,762
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $3000 per year)
  • Uniforms and Equipment Furnished by the Police Department
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance
For more information, contact Officer Freddie Williams at 704-799-8017 or by email.