The application process starts on the City of Charlotte Job Openings page. Once on the Jobs page, scroll down to the blue banner entitled Sworn Police Jobs. There will be three job openings to choose from (Traditional, Intermediate, and Lateral). Please ensure that you select the appropriate job posting, and do not complete multiple applications for the Police Trainee position. Check our FAQ page if you are not sure which of the three available job openings to apply for.
If you are applying to be a police trainee, lateral or intermediate entry, we encourage you to read our minimum requirements to ensure you qualify for employment. Our frequently asked questions are also helpful. The application process can take approximately eight to 16 weeks, depending upon when you make it to, and through, the Police Academy. Remember, you can apply any time!