Benefits of Becoming a Police Officer

Along with the benefit and responsibility of serving as a Community Police Officer with one of the finest municipal agencies in the country each officer is also provided:

  • All required equipment and uniforms
  • State and Local Government and Law Enforcement Officer's retirement plan
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
  • Physical fitness facilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Work schedule that provides seven days off every 14-day cycle, including every other weekend

Hiring Process

Applicants selected must successfully undergo:

Physical examination - medical examination to be conducted by a city selected physician.
Oral Board - Five person panel comprised to asked questions to determine your suitability for employment.
Police psychological examination.
Polygraph - internal examination to determine your suitability for employment.
Extensive background investigation and criminal/credit check - will include but not limited to a canvass of your neighborhood, school records, colleges and/or university records, etc.
Drug test - must submit to a urine and/or blood test to determine drug use if any.

347 2nd Avenue SW
Hickory, NC 28602
Police Dept. Office: (828) 324-2060
Non-Police Emergency: (828) 328-5551
Office Fax: (828) 328-6146

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