Police Officer Trainee

New Bern, NC
New Bern Police Department

Salary: $38,266.00 – $62,278.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

This is a temporary position. To be considered, applicants must currently be enrolled in good standing in a North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program. If selected for employment, you must obtain North Carolina Law Enforcement Certification within one year of employment.

Under close supervision, attends NC Basic Law Enforcement Training (NC BLET) to obtain certification in order to perform Police Officer duties; performs related work as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Attends formal and comprehensive NC BLET program.
  • May be assigned non-sworn duties in the Police Department.
  • Performs related tasks as required.


  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.
  • Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina.
  • Must meet and maintain minimum training and experience qualifications for position as established by the City and the State of North Carolina.
  • Upon successful completion of the NC BLET program, which includes certification examination mandated by the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, the trainee will be sworn in as a Police Officer with the City of New Bern.