RPD Hiring Process
RPD Hiring Process RPD Hiring Process RPD Hiring Process


  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of graduation from the Raleigh Police Academy

  • No maximum age restriction

  • High school graduate or equivalent (GED), college or military preferred

  • United States citizen or naturalized citizen

  • Good character and moral background

  • Licensed driver or able to obtain a valid NC Driver's License

  • 20/20 vision (corrected); applicant cannot be colorblind

  • Meet background, medical and psychological requirements

Application Process

  1. Complete the Online Application

  2. Application is reviewed by Recruiting Unit

  3. Reading Comprehension Test and Physical Fitness Assessment
    (successful applicants will receive a conditional offer of employment)

  4. Polygraph Exam

  5. Gather all supporting documents

  6. Background investigation

  7. Oral board with command staff

  8. Psychological exam, medical exam, drug screening, and fingerprinting

  9. Final approval for hire by the Chief of Police