Police Trainee: This is the posting the majority of applicants will complete. If you have no prior law enforcement experience, or you do not meet the criteria of one of the other two applications available, this is the application to complete. Successful applicants will complete a 25-week paid academy that includes Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET).
Lateral Police Trainee: To qualify for Lateral Police Trainee, applicants must have two years of full-time sworn service with a local, county, or state law enforcement agency in North Carolina or another state. The experience must be obtained at an agency that answers 911 calls for service and has comparable duties to CMPD. In State and Out of State Law Enforcement Officers and Sheriff Deputies qualify for this position. Applicants with specialized law enforcement experience do not qualify for this position. For the purposes of this position, this includes: Campus Police, Transit Police, Park Rangers, ABC Police, DMV Police, Corrections Officers, etc.
Intermediate Police Trainee: To qualify for Intermediate Police Trainee, you must currently be completing a North Carolina BLET course, have completed a North Carolina BLET course in the past 12 months, or currently possess a North Carolina Law Enforcement Certification issued by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. Sheriff Deputies do not qualify for this position at this time. If selected for this position, you will complete a 10-week training program at the CMPD Academy. Applicants that meet the criteria of the Lateral and the Intermediate programs should apply as a Lateral Police Trainee. If you have addition questions about these positions, check the Intermediate and Lateral pages.