Police Officer Employment
The following is a general progression of the application process and will indicate where a candidate is in the hiring process:
Complete an application of employment for the Town of Wake Forest online through Jobvite. A North Carolina Training and Standards Personal History Statement (F3) will not be required as part of the initial application process;
Pre-screening of applications for disqualifying offenses or conduct;
Entry level written and physical agility testing will be conducted;
Submission of F-3 and supplemental paperwork for all applicants proceeding to panel interview;
Truth Verification Examination;
Comprehensive Background Investigation;
Extension of conditional offer for qualified applicants with command interview; and
Physical examination, psychological fitness testing and drug screening.
Training & Experience
All applicants must be a high school graduate or have successfully completed a General Education Development (GED) program; however, applicants with university or college degrees are highly desired.
All applicants must possess a valid law enforcement certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission or be enrolled in a North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course in order to be considered for employment.
Take home patrol car program
Career ladder program
Wellness / physical fitness program
Police Officer Starting Salaries Based on Experience
$47,360 - No prior sworn law enforcement experience
$48,544 - Minimum of three years' prior full-time sworn law enforcement experience
$49,278 - Five years' or more of prior full-time sworn law enforcement experience.
Additions to Salaries
2.5% - Associate's degree
5% - Bachelor's degree
2.5% - NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission Advanced Certificate
5% - Automatic salary increase after six months of employment with the Town of Wake Forest
5% - Fluent in Spanish
$1000 - Wellness bonus for "Superior" performance of POPAT (Police Officer's Physical Abilities Test) three times a year
Police Officer I
Police Officer II
Officer First Class