Certified Police Officer
The City of Wilmington is accepting applications for Police Officer. In addition to completing the City of Wilmington online application, candidates must also complete and attach supplemental documents to finalize the Police Officer Application Packet.
Successful candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
- 20 years of age at the time of application
- Valid Driver's License
- U. S. Citizen
- High School Diploma or GED
-North Carolina BLET certification or currently enrolled in a BLET program with the expectation of graduating within the next six months; OR
-Two years, full-time, out-of-state sworn law enforcement experience and have successfully completed a basic law enforcement training course accredited by the state from which you are transferring (cannot have a break in service exceeding three years).
All applicants must complete an online Wilmington Police Department Application Packet to be considered. Candidates must successfully complete the entire recruitment process to include: physical abilities testing; written test; interviews; background investigation; polygraph; psychological evaluation; and medical examination with drug screen.
Please visit the Police Department website to view a list of Employment Disqualifiers
The following is a summary of the steps in the recruitment process:
Step 1: Completion of City of Wilmington online Application and Wilmington Police Department Application Packet
Step 2: Preliminary Screening (against job qualifications)
Step 3: Job-Related Physical Abilities Test
Step 4: Written Test
Step 5: Interview Board
Step 6: Complete Background Investigation
Step 7: Deputy Chiefs of Police Interview
Steps 8-11 are completed once a conditional job offer has been given.
Step 8: Polygraph
Step 9: Psychological Evaluation
Step 10: Medical/Drug Screening
Step 11: Final Offer of Employment
After an online Application Packet is submitted to the City of Wilmington Human Resources Department, it will be forwarded to the Wilmington Police Department Professional Development Unit. Applicants who meet the initial minimum requirements will be contacted to attend the Physical and Written Testing once the application has been reviewed
Physical Assessment & Written Exams will be scheduled on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Eligible candidates wil be notified via email what time to report for testing. Applicants who successfully pass both the Physical & Written portions will be invited to return for an interview panel
615 Bess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401