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Law Enforcement Careers

North Carolina State Highway Patrol

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol offers a career opportunity to qualified people seeking employment in public services and law enforcement.

The N.C. State Highway Patrol has 2,340 employees including State Troopers, telecommunicators, radio engineers and civilian staff.

Details on eligibility,the application process and upcoming basic schools are available in our career information pages.

State Capitol Police

State Capitol Police Officer

The State Capitol Police welcomes qualified applicants to apply for job vacancies. State Capitol Police officers protect state government employees, buildings and properties in Raleigh and Wake County.

Click here for information that will assist you in your application process.


State Bureau of Investigation

The SBI offers an exciting variety of law enforcement positions for sworn law enforcement officers and non-sworn analysts and other personnel. Sworn SBI special agents conduct criminal investigations and assist local, federal and other state law enforcement agencies. SBI special agents are assigned to district offices across the state. Special agents may also specialize in financial crimes and computer crimes. SBI agents meet high standards of education and integrity.

The SBI also offers rewarding non-sworn careers including criminal intelligence analysts, crime analysts, fingerprint technicians and clerical staff at offices throughout the state. Requirements vary for these positions.

Click here for more information on becoming an SBI agent.

Alcohol Law Enforcement

Become an ALE Agent

North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency with sworn special agents stationed throughout the state of North Carolina. special agents have statewide territorial jurisdiction and authority to arrest for any criminal offense. With this great responsibility, ALE is seeking individuals of the highest caliber to enter our application process, attend the ALE Training Academy and ultimately fill vacant positions.

ALE is seeking applications from individuals who are self-motivated and are capable of both working independently and as part of a team. Applicants for the position of ALE special agent must have the ability to work alone in stressful/challenging environments.

For those interested persons who meet the qualifications for the position of an ALE Special Agent, we offer career opportunities in a challenging and rewarding profession with excellent benefits.

Click here for more information on becoming an ALE agent.

Click here to find an ALE job.


Notice to all applicants: 

The N.C. Department of Public Safety cannot hire or promote anyone who has engaged in sexual abuse in a confinement setting or other institution, convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community and/ or civilly/ administratively adjudicated for engaging in such acts.

Applicants are required to read the document below and sign the employee statement form. This requirement complies with the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the “National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape.” Under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34, the NC DPS must adhere to § 115.17 hiring and promotion decisions. 

Hiring and Promotion Prohibitions

Employee Statement