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Now Hiring In-State and Out of State Lateral Transfer Officers

Are you currently a police officer? Check out our lateral benefit program!

- Maximum Salary: Up to $62,982
- Hiring Bonus: $10,000
- Relocation Bonus - Up to $3000
- Paid training while in the police academy, Recruit Salary $42,593. - 2.5% education incentive pay for Associate Degree
- 5.0% education incentive pay for Bachelor Degree

Questions about the application process? Fill out this form and we will be in touch.

Hiring Process Overview

The hiring process usually takes 2 to 6 months. The process is as following:
1. Apply on NEOGOV
2. Application Review
3. Written test and Physical fitness testing
4. Conditional offer followed by medical screening, psychological evaluation, polygraph exam and drug screening
5. Background investigation
6. Oral review board
7. Final selection
8. Job offer / hire date

Offering great opportunities for advancement and special assignments, as well as many other great benefits:

• Hiring bonus of $10,000
• Paid training in our police academy
• Up to $3000 relocation incentive
• City paid 401K & Local Government Retirement Plan
• Employee Assistance Program – personal & family counseling
• Take home car program
• Uniforms and equipment furnished
• Annual boot and clothing allowance
• Opportunities in 20+ specialized units
• Education incentives, 2.5% - 5% (Associates – Bachelor’s)

For more Information on the applicant testing process:

Written Test: Written Test | Durham, NC (

Physical Test: Physical Fitness | Durham, NC (

If you have any questions you can contact us [email protected] or 919-560-4575.