Please note: the following steps are a general overview of the steps to being hired for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The hiring process typically takes 4-5 months.
1. ONLINE APPLICATION
CMPD posts job openings for the position of Police Cadets based on the needs of the department. Follow our website at www.CMPD.org for the announcement and job opening period.
Applicants can also follow us on twitter or facebook for announcements and information. Applicants are also encouraged to review the “How to Apply”
link prior to the open application date. Click here
for application tips. Reminder DO NOT
complete the City Application using a Tablet, Smartphone, or iPad! You will not be able to see all the fields that are required for you to complete the application.
2. LETTER OF INTEREST & RESUME
A letter of Interest
specifying reason for applying, areas of interest, career goals, and skill sets possessed that could be applied toward the needs of various divisions and a current resume
should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Selected applicants will be invited to participate in the Job-Related Physical Abilities Test (JRPAT).
Applicants should watch this youtube video
for the requirements for the physical fitness test (JRPAT). Ensure you can pass the JRPAT prior to testing. Information and a diagram of the course can be found here
Candidates who pass the physical fitness tests will be invited for a formal interview.
5. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
Applicants selected to continue in the hiring process will undergo a thorough background investigation to ensure the applicant meets all state, city and department standards.
6. POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION
Applicants will be subject to a polygraph examination as part of the hiring process.
7. MEDICAL EVALUATION
All applicants will be subject to a medical evaluation and drug screening.