Police Recruit 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.
Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
Be 20 ½ years of age upon acceptance to a North Carolina Certified Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy.
Be a United States citizen or a resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship at least one year prior to the date of application
Must possess or obtain a valid Class C North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles driver's license prior to employment
Not have any felony, domestic violence or misdemeanor assault convictions
Be able to possess a firearm in the State of North Carolina legally
Pass a pre-employment physical agility test
Pass a pre-employment drug screen
Meet the written, physical, and psychological background standards set by North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission for probationary police officers.
Complete and successfully pass all aspects of the Department-designated North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy within the first ten months.
Ability to obtain a North Carolina Probationary Police Officer Certification upon completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training.
Bilingual skills in Spanish are highly desirable.
Applicants must possess one or more of the following:
An Associates or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in criminal justice, public administration or homeland security.
Prior Law Enforcement Certification in another state with Honorable Separation from Service.
Prior Military Service with an Honorable Discharge from Service.
Three or more years of prior full-time security, corrections, or detention.