High Point Police Department


Employment Opportunities

The members of the High Point Police Department serve to maintain the high quality of life enjoyed by the residents of our community. We do this through consultation with the people of High Point. In order to protect our community from those who would endanger the safety and enjoyment of rights of our citizens we employ tactics and strategies to impact crime, maintain order and provide the best possible quality of police service. We do this with pride and professionalism. We are proud of our department and proud of our community. We stand between that community and those who seek to harm it.

                                                               -- Marty Sumner
                                                                  Chief of Police


The High Point Police Department is seeking men and women who will be dedicated to serving the High Point community. We offer competitive pay, exceptional benefits, and cutting-edge technology. We are career-oriented, offering exceptional career opportunities in both sworn and non sworn positions:

Sworn Positions:
Entry Level (Police Officers)
Lateral Entry (Police Officers)
Non-Sworn Positions:
Evidence Technician 
Animal Control
Information Technician
Records Support 

Minimum Qualifications
The Selection Process
Salary & Benefits
Specialized Units
About the City of High Point

Minimum Qualifications
 * Be a United States Citizen
 * Be at least 21 years of age at the completion of training
 * Have no felony, DWI, nor serious misdemeanor charge or conviction
 * Posses or obtain a valid North Carolina driver's license
 * Have vision corrected to 20 / 20
 * Have at least a high school diploma or GED (College is preferred for promotion)
 * Must pass a thorough background investigation
 * Must pass a departmental physical agility test

The Selection Process
 * Preliminary Questionnaire * Application
 * Oral Interview and Fingerprint
 * Psychological Examination
 * Background Investigation
     * Credit History Review
     * Criminal History Review
     * Work History Review
 * Conditional Job Offer
 * Polygraph Examination
 * Medical Physical Examination
 * Oral Psychological Evaluation
 * Firearms Qualification
 * Physical Agility Testing (POPAT) * Formal Job Offer

Salary & Benefits

Entry Level Salary
     * High School Diploma $34,157.76
     * Two Year Degree $35,865.44
     * Four Year Degree $37,573.12

Newly hired employees are given three raises during their probationary period. These raises occur after three, six, and twelve months of service with the Department. These raises are based on the employee’s performance and the employee can earn up to a 1.5% raise at each interval. This allows for a potential 4.5% increase after the first year, based on satisfactory performance. 

For Veterans that qualify for the GI Bill, the High Point Police Department is an active participant in Apprenticeship Training For Veterans. Apprenticeship training is on-the-job learning (OJL) combined with theoretical related instruction. You receive your GI Bill benefits while working and earning wages. OJL programs normally range from six months to two years in length.

Results of Probationary Raises (based on a 1.5% increase)

High School Diploma Base    $34,157.76

3 Month increase                    $34,669.44

6 Month increase                    $35,189.44

12 Month increase                  $35,717.76

Associates Degree Base         $35,865.44

3 Month increase                    $36,404.16

6 Month increase                    $36,951.20

12 Month increase                  $37,504.48

Bachelors Degree Base          $37,573.12

3 Month increase                    $38,136.80

6 Month increase                    $38,708.80

12 Month increase                  $39,289.12

Lateral Entry Salary

The starting salary for lateral entry applicants varies depending upon the level of previous law enforcement experience and their Basic Law Enforcement Certification status. Lateral officers will receive a 1% increase above the appropriate base salary for each year of full-time, sworn experience (up to 10 years). Lateral officers are also eligible for the probationary raises mentioned above.

 * City of High Point Benefits
     * Accrued paid vacation and holidays
     * Unlimited accumulation of sick leave
     * Family leave
     * Educational incentive pay
     * Education leave
     * Medical insurance options
     * Dental and Vision Reimbursement
     * Worker's Compensation
     * State Law Enforcement Officer's Retirement
     * 401K (Tax-deferred savings plan)
     * Professional Training available
     * Uniforms and equipment furnished
     * Individually assigned patrol vehicles (take home)
     * Career Development Plan
     * Educational reimbursement
     * Diversified Accounts
     * Spanish Speaking Incentive Pay

Specialized Units
 * Patrol Officer
 * K-9 Officer
 * Traffic / Motorcycle Patrol Officer
 * Housing Authority Officer
 * Community Outreach Officer
 * School Resource Officer
 * Criminal Investigations Detective
 * Gang Detective
 * Interdiction Unit
 * Vice / Narcotics Detective
 * Street Crimes Officer
 * ABC Detective
 * Recruiting / Personnel Officer
 * Honor Guard
 * Tactical Team
 * Hostage Negotiator

About the City of High Point
The City of High Point has a population of more than 80,000, and is located between Greensboro and Winston-Salem in North Carolina's Piedmont Triad region. High Point is conveniently located near the Piedmont Triad International Airport, Rail Services and Interstates 40 & 85. The triad hosts a wide variety of shopping, dining, and cultural attractions. Professional sporting events, such as the NBA, NFL, and NASCAR are within easy driving distance. High Point's strong diversified economy is anchored in home furnishings and textile manufacturing and sales. For more information on The City of High Point click HERE.

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If you have any problems with the form, please make sure you are following the above directions. If you have any additional concerns please contact one of the recruiting officers listed below.

Officer Nemitz, jeremy.nemitz@highpointnc.gov, 336-887-7930



High Point Police Dept.
1009 Leonard Avenue • High Point NC 27260 • (336) 887-7940

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