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We invite you to become part of our successful policing team. The RPD is looking for men and women who want to pursue an exciting and rewarding career in law enforcement. 

application APPLICATION PROCESS- During the application process, candidates are required to pass a written, physical fitness test, medical and psychological checks, a polygraph, and pass a thorough background investigation.
academy ACADEMY - Entry level candidates then complete 26-30 weeks of North Carolina law enforcement training. The academy incorporates an adult learning environment while following a paramilitary model.
field training FIELD TRAINING - After completing the academy, recruits enter 18 weeks of field training where they apply what they learn with the help of a field training officer.

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