Police Department Recruitment Process

 
"Making a Difference"
 
If you want to protect and serve citizens and truly make a difference in the lives of others, the Reidsville Police Department is the place for you!  Reidsville is a diverse community that values all citizens and our Police Department operates through a good faith community policing philosophy.
 
We are glad that you have an interest in a career with the City of Reidsville.  We are seeking to hire and develop officers who exhibit compassion, competence, dedication, professionalism and respect for others.  We especially encourage women, minorities and bilingual applicants to consider a career with us.
 
What to Expect 
 
The hiring process for police officers is lengthy and may take one to four months to complete once your application is submitted.  In order to be prepared if selected to move forward in the process, please have the following information available and ready to be submitted to your background investigator: 
  • Driver's License
  • Social Security Card
  • Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Original or Certified Copy of High School and College Diploma and/or Transcripts (or certification of successful passage of the General Educational Development Test)
  • Credit Report (Experian, Equifax or Transunion)
  • Criminal Records Check from each county you have lived in since 16 years of age
  • Signed Authorization for Release of Personnel Information 
 
Hiring Process 
 
Applicant Phase 
  • Review Application
  • Panel Interview 
 
Candidate Phase 
  • Completion of BRAINS assessment online through FMRT
  • Background Investigation & Written Exercise
  • Division Commander Review
  • Chief of Police Review
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
    • Drug Screen
    • Psychological
    • Medical Exam
    • Firearms Qualifications 
 
The standards required for certified police officers in North Carolina are established by the Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission of the North Carolina Department of Justice.  For more information about the minimum standards for certification, click here.