Police Officer Trainee

Goldsboro, NC
Goldsboro Police Department

The Police Officer Trainee will attend Basic Law Enforcement Training and perform miscellaneous duties to include clerical and other tasks as needed. Duties may include work to be done inside 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 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 nor do they possess the skills in other phases of police work that would be associated with a qualified Police Officer.

$34,925.65 – $55,182.52 Annually

4/30/2021 11:59 PM Eastern


Attends Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy, participating in and passing all required classes. During training develops awareness and understanding of the functions and responsibilities of Police Officers.

Academy training may include:
• 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;
• Review of rules, regulations, and procedures;
• Developing and maintaining high level of physical fitness;
• Learning and demonstrating competence in arrest and control technique.
• Completing Police Officer Physical Agility Test



Physical Requirements
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, hearing, kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions.
Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pound of force occasionally; 20 pounds frequently; and 10 pounds constantly.
Must possess the visual acuity to operate a police vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol.

Education and Experience
Graduation from high school and completion of basic law enforcement training.

Special Requirements
In addition to meeting employment requirements for the City of Goldsboro and the Goldsboro Police Department, the applicant must also meet the requirements for eligibility to attend the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program at Wayne Community College. Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must posses a valid North Carolina driver's license and have completed 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.