Qualifications

Explore a career with a future at CMPD.

If you qualify based on the following criteria, please consider applying to join our team today.

Applicants must meet the following minimum standards to be considered for employment:

Have a high school diploma or GED. A high school correspondence diploma is not accepted by the state of North Carolina, you must complete the high school equivalency.

Be at least 20 years old at the time of initial application.

Be a United States citizen.

Have or be able to obtain a North Carolina OR South Carolina Driver's License (dependent on your state of residence) AND have a minimum of 2 years driving experience, using a VALID driver's license.

Have not committed or been convicted of a felony.

Have not committed or been convicted of a serious misdemeanor in the preceding five years.

Have not committed or been convicted of Driving While Impaired during the preceding five years.

Have an Honorable Military Discharge; General and Uncharacterized Discharges are evaluated on a case by case basis.

Pass an entry level written examination.

Pass an entry level physical ability test.

Pass an extensive background investigation including psychological examination, polygraph examination, etc.

Pass Medical standards for sworn applicants are based on Medical Screening Guidelines for the Certification of Criminal Justice Officers in the State of North Carolina.

Pass a pre-employment Medical Examination and Drug Screening Test.

Certain past drug use will result in disqualification. Marijuana usage in the last 6 months or usage of Schedule I drugs or cocaine within the past 10 years will result in an automatic disqualification.

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Residency Requirements

Reside in North Carolina or South Carolina

Within a 45-mile radius of Police Headquarters (601 E. Trade, Charlotte, NC 28202)

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