Police Officer (117th Police Academy)

Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Police Department

Salary: $55,000.00 Annually.

Closing Date: 5/31/2024.

Position Summary:

The employment procedure for the Police Trainee position is a multi-step process. An applicant must pass each step in sequential order to progress to the next step. An applicant who misses a scheduled appointment (unless a verified emergency) may be voluntarily withdrawn from any further consideration. Candidates must be in excellent health and have no conditions which would restrict their ability to safely perform these duties. These conditions must be met at the time of application and must be maintained throughout the application process. No residency requirements presently exist to apply for the position of Police Officer. Upon acceptance to the police academy, all candidates must be residents of North Carolina. Qualified applicants will be scheduled periodically throughout the year for hiring consideration.

Recruit training is an intense 25-week program that demands high academic performance in areas such as law, human relations, first aid, firearms, driver training, defensive tactics, and modern law enforcement techniques. The academy also includes daily rigorous physical activity, weight training, aerobic activities, periodic assessments on the physical abilities course, etc. Police Trainees must successfully complete all topical areas and the State Comprehensive Examination. Sworn status is conferred upon successful completion of the Greensboro Police Department Academy and the State Examination administered by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.


  • High school diploma or have passed the General Development Test (GED) indicating high school equivalency.
  • Must not have committed or been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
  • Must meet the physically demanding requirement of the job.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must have a valid North Carolina drivers license prior to the start of the Police Academy.
  • Must be 20 years old prior to completion of the Police Academy.
  • Must successfully pass a rigid physical examination and drug test, psychological examination, and polygraph examination if extended a Conditional Offer of Probationary Employment.
  • Corrected vision shall be at least 20/20 (Titmus) for both eyes together, and each eye separately, uncorrected vision shall be at least 20/100 (Titmus) in both eyes together but must correct to 20/20 with glasses or soft contacts, color vision deficiency is not acceptable, monocular vision is not acceptable.
  • Hearing-cumulative loss shall not exceed at pre-determined frequencies in either ear, shall not have a combined loss of greater than 160 dB in both ears, hearing aids are not acceptable.
  • POPAT test time will be used to predict whether or not a candidate may be successful in the Academy.
  • Must meet the State mandated reading level requirement of 10th grade or higher (reference NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission Administrative Rules – 12 NCAC 09.0203(e).