Police Officer Trainee

Goldsboro, NC
Goldsboro Police Department

Salary: $45,466.46 – $71,837.01 Annually.

Position Summary:

The Police Officer Trainee will attend and successfully complete the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) as required by the N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission and perform miscellaneous duties to include clerical and other tasks as needed with the intentions of becoming a Police Officer. Duties may include work to be done inside buildings, as well as outside, in a wide variety of environmental conditions. The Police Officer Trainee is basically an in-training position for someone who has not completed the minimum training and academic requirements established by the N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission as a fully qualified or certified Police Officer. Police Officer Trainees are not qualified by law to make arrests until they have met all of the minimum requirements to become a Police Officer.

Essential Functions:

  • Classroom session on firearms familiarization and safety, as well as basic marksmanship;
  • Review of radio codes and applicable Penal Code sections;
  • Overview of the court system;
  • Writing and editing police reports;
  • Observing law enforcement activities such as maintenance of order, crime prevention, and protection of citizens and property;
  • Motor vehicle laws;
  • Elements of Criminal Law;
  • Constitutional Law developing and maintaining high level of physical fitness and successfully completing the Police Officer Physical Agility Test (POPAT);
  • Learning and demonstrating competence in arrest and control technique.


  • High school diploma from a recognized high school, home school, or completion of GED.
  • In addition to meeting employment requirements for the City of Goldsboro and the Goldsboro Police Department, the applicant must also meet the eligibility requirements to attend the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program.
  • Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and complete at least the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers with prospects of successfully completing the entire certification process within prescribed time frames.