Police Officer Recruit

Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Police Department

$50,301.00 Annually

12/31/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

The Raleigh Police Department is searching for qualified individuals who want to join our corps of law enforcement professionals. Our organization is proud of our professionalism, our values and providing the best services to the citizens of Raleigh.

You may be contacted by telephone or email and asked to submit all required documentation if you are selected to proceed further in the process. Once contacted, it is strongly suggested that applicants submit all necessary documentation as soon as possible to prevent any delay in processing your application. Lack of documentation might prevent you from proceeding further in the application process.

Although the Raleigh Police Department continuously accepts applications, to be considered for the upcoming January 2023 Academy, your NeoGov electronic application must be submitted as soon possible. Applications received after the deadline will be evaluated for the next academy (date TBD).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Protects life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
  • Patrols assigned areas.
  • Responds to calls for police service.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow-up criminal and traffic investigations.
  • Conducts interviews.
  • Prepares written reports and field notes of investigations and patrol activities.
  • Apprehends criminals and testifies in court.
  • Work requires extensive contact with outside agencies and the general public.

Typical Qualifications

  • HS graduate or equivalent
  • US Citizen
  • Age 21
  • Ability to obtain a valid NC Driver’s License
  • Vision corrected to 20/20 and cannot be colorblind

Additional Information
Lateral-entry officers are eligible to earn a starting salary of up to $66,124.00.
For more information about the Raleigh Police Department, please visit www.joinraleighpd.org.

***As initial communication will be made through email, please ensure your email address is typed correctly on your application. Also, please remember to check your spam folder frequently for messages regarding the hiring process.***
ADA and Other Requirements

Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Heavy Work:
Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed in both the field and in an indoor office environment with moderate exposure to atmospheric conditions (such as fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, etc.); moderate exposure to environmental conditions (such as disruptive people, imminent danger, or a threatening environment); and frequent exposure to intense noise.

This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

The City of Raleigh is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. The City of Raleigh is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.  If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application, pre-employment testing or interview process, please contact a member of the Recruiting Unit as soon as possible to allow for sufficient time for the interactive process to take place.