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Application Process

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Congratulations on your decision to enter or continue a career in law enforcement. The application process for the Cary Police Department includes several steps and takes approximately 2-4 months.

Step 1: Application 

Complete the online application and attach your F3 form.

Step 2: Panel Interview

The panel interview consists of a Human Resources representative, a recruiting sergeant and; based on the position applied for, two sworn or non-sworn employees. Depending on your performance, you may be called to schedule an administrative interview.

View tips on how to prepare for your panel interview.

Step 3: Administrative Interview

The administrative interview is a follow-up interview with two members of the Department's administrative team. Depending on the outcome, you may be called to schedule a final interview with the Chief of Police.

Step 4: Final Interview with Chief of Police

After this step you may receive a conditional offer of employment. It should be noted that this is not a contract and is contingent upon successful completion of requirements specific to the position for which you applied.

Police Officer
  • Police Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT)
  • Medical and Psychological Examinations
  • Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) Test
  • Background Investigation
  • Firearms Qualification Course (Minimum score of 80%)
Emergency Communications Officer
  • Medical and Psychological Examinations
  • Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) Test
  • Background Investigation