Satisfactorily complete the employing agency’s in-service firearms training program
Not have committed or been convicted of:
A felony; or
A crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than two years; or
A crime or unlawful act defined as a “Class B misdemeanor” within the five-year period prior to the date of application for employment; or
Four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as “Class B misdemeanors” regardless of the date of conviction; or
Four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as “Class A misdemeanors” except the applicant may be employed if the last conviction occurred more than two years prior to the date of application for employment.
Have been fingerprinted and a search made of local, state, and national files to disclose any criminal record.
Have been examined and certified by a licensed physician or surgeon to meet the physical requirements necessary to properly fulfill the officer’s particular responsibilities and shall have produced a negative result on a drug screen.
Have been administered a psychological screening examination by a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist licensed to practice in North Carolina or by a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist authorized to practice in accordance with the rules and regulations of the United States Armed Forces within one year prior to employment by the employing agency to determine the officer’s mental and emotional suitability to properly fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
Have been interviewed personally by the Department head or a representative to determine such things as the applicant’s appearance, demeanor, attitude, and ability to communicate.