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Police Recruitment


Hickory Police Department Recruitment

Hickory Police Department is looking for service-minded, diverse, problem solvers with a desire to affect positive change within our community.

Many of our officers participate in specialized units or operations such as Criminal Investigations, Vice/Narcotics, Street Crimes Interdiction, K-9 Operations, SOT (Special Operations Team), Crisis Negotiations, School Resource Officers, Federal Task Force Officers, Honor Guard and Unmanned Aircraft Systems.  Career advancement opportunities with HPD will allow you to grow your career.

The City of Hickory is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please contact the Human Resources Department with any questions regarding employment with the City of Hickory.  If you are having technical problems with the online application, please contact NeoGov at 1-855-524-5627.



Committed to providing the highest quality of police service to our customers. Consistently striving to create an environment to foster Honor, Dedication and Pride in our Coworkers.


Obligated to our community to provide a high degree of effective and efficient public safety.  Accepting responsibility for our actions and doing what is right.


Respect for diversity and individual rights while performing selfless service to others. Caring for the well-being of the members of our department and treating them with fairness.


Building partnerships to ensure customer success. Partnering with the community to enhance the quality of life within the City of Hickory. Recognizing each individual as a valued member of our team to accomplish our mission.