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Please note that we no longer accept online applications. Please apply in person at the Wilkesboro Law Enforcement Operations Center located at 100 West St. Wilkesboro, NC 28697. You will receive an application packet.

The Wilkesboro Police Department has a long history of professional service to our community. Our commitment to progressive law enforcement service is simply the best. We welcome applications from those who feel they are professional and progressive in nature. We look for team oriented individuals to serve our town.

We are truly proud to be able to say, "Not One Step Backwards."



WILKESBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT




REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A WILKESBORO POLICE OFFICER

  • Be at least 20 years of age
  • Possess a valid North Carolina driverís license
  • No felony conviction
  • No conviction of a serious misdemeanor within the last 5 years
  • Be of good moral character
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess a current BLET Certification
  • Live within the county
  • Submit to a background investigation
  • Submit to psychological testing
  • Submit to drug testing
  • Obtain a physical
  • Demonstrate proficiency with a firearm through actual firearms qualifications
  • Obtain OC Spray certification
  • Obtain Taser Certification


BENEFITS

  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • 401(k) benefits
  • N.C. L.E.O. Retirement System
  • Medical and dental insurance provided to employee/spouse and/or family at no cost
  • Take home car (with approval)
  • Annual merit increase
  • Christmas bonus
  • Safety incentive bonus
  • YMCA membership
  • Paid membership dues to the Wilkes Law Enforcement Officer's Association. (Local fraternity)
  • Access to local weapons range and facility
  • Excellent work schedule
  • Court time compensation
  • In-service training programs
  • Advancement opportunities


DIVISIONS

      PATROL DIVISION

  • Patrol Vehicle
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Off Road Patrol Vehicle
  • Foot Patrol Program
      INVESTIGATIVE DIVISION

  • Criminal Investigations
  • Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.)
  • Information Technology Officer (I.T.)
  • Internal Affairs
  • Drug Investigations

      ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

  • Telecommunications
  • Records Clerk


EQUIPMENT

  • Glock .40 Semi-Automatic Handgun
  • Body Armor
  • X-26 Taser
  • Pepper Spray
  • Motorola Hand-held Radio
  • All uniforms
  • Duty Boots
  • Clothing Allowance For Plain Clothes Officers
  • Alcohol Detection Device (Alcosensor)

THE WILKESBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER