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The State Capitol Police welcomes qualified applicants to apply for job vacancies. This section will assist you in your application process.

Minimum Standards for the Certification of Law Enforcement Officers

According to 12 NCAC 9B .0101/9B .0111, every Law Enforcement Officer employed by an agency in North Carolina shall:

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be at least 20 years of age;
  • Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation;
  • Have been fingerprinted and a search made of local, state, and national files to disclose any record;
  • Have been examined and certified by a physician to meet physical requirements necessary to properly fulfill the officer's particular job responsibilities;
  • Have produced a negative result on a drug screen administered according to the standards of the Department of Health and Human Services for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs;
  • Have undergone a psychological screening examination by a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist licensed to practice in North Carolina to determine the officer's mental and emotional suitability to properly fulfill the job responsibilities;
  • Have been interviewed personally by the Department Head or his representative to determine such things as the applicant's appearance, demeanor, attitude, and ability to communicate;
  • Notify the Criminal Justice Standards Division of all criminal offenses for which the officer is arrested, charged, pleads no contest or guilty, or is found guilty; not have committed or been convicted of: a felony; a crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than two years; a crime or unlawful act defined as a "Class B misdemeanor" within the five year period prior to the date of application for employment; or four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as "Class B misdemeanors" regardless of the date of conviction; or four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as "Class A misdemeanors" except the applicant may be employed if the last conviction occurred more than two years prior to the date of an application for employment;
  • Be a high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development Test indicating high school equivalency;
  • Satisfactorily complete the employing agency's in-service firearms training program as prescribed in 12 NCAC 09E .0105 -.0106.

Special Requirements
Must have general certification as a law enforcement officer in accordance with the provisions of the N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission.


  • Paid Holidays
  • Annual Leave 
  • Sick Leave 
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Uniforms and equipment provided by the agency.
  • Employee Health Insurance provided by the agency. 
  • State Retirement
  • 401K Plan   

How to Apply
The Department of Public Safety uses the merit-based recruitment and selection plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with highly qualified individuals.

All applicants must complete and submit an online state application for employment to "See Resume" is not acceptable nor will resumes be accepted in lieu of State application (PD-107). Applicants seeking veteran's preference should fax either form DD214 or discharge orders to (919) 733-4083. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Contact Agency: 
Department of Public Safety

Contact Phone: 
(919) 733-4080