Basic Law Enforcement Training Recruit – Hamlet, NC

Basic Law Enforcement Training Recruit

Hamlet Police Dept.

Hamlet, NC


Basic Law Enforcement Training Recruit

Police Officer Trainee
Hamlet Police Dept. – Hamlet, North Carolina

Feb 28, 2023

Application Deadline:
Apr 3, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$13.50 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$38,509.00 annual
Top Pay:
$$45,775.00 annual

Job Description

*** This position is for Law Enforcement recruits (not already BLET certified)*** With successful completion of a background investigation, the applicant would be hired as a non-sworn officer, who would be paid to attend the next available Basic Law Enforcement Training academy. Upon successful completion of BLET, the applicant would be eligible for a pay increase of $38,509.00 – $45,775.00

Come work for an All-American City! The City of Hamlet’s Police Department is seeking to fill several positions. We are looking for energetic and motivated candidates who desire to work for an excellent team driven department which places services to our community as a fundamental tenement. Our administration focus on the success of our staff and their safety. So, join our team!

· The City of Hamlet is diverse community of approximately 7,000 residents. We are centrally located with a short drive to Raleigh, Charlotte, Myrtle Beach and Wilmington. We are less than an hour away from work class golfing in Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Our community offers a strong school system, multiple parks, and numerous recreational activities. Come enjoy kayaking on the Great Pee Dee River or exploring our many local state parks.

· Our department offers specialize units for our team. Career advancement, tuition assistance, reduced fitness memberships, state retirement, a 401K (City provides 5%), medical, dental, vision,take-home cars (within approved limits) and numerous other benefits.

· A successful candidate must have a recognized high school diploma or GED. Certified in-state and out-of-state applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicant must successfully complete a comprehensive hiring process. A medical and psychological exam will be required. The City of Hamlet is an EOC employer.


Deter crimes and assure community through high-visibility policing

Patrol assigned areas and monitor activities to protect people/property

Investigate crimes and apprehend suspected law violators

Observe and respond to various situations or emergencies

Follow rules, guidelines and protocols

Conduct initial investigations

Gather evidence and ensure successful prosecutions

Produce internal reports and provide feedback on case status

Deal with case paperwork and administrative procedures

Foster good public relationships and liaise with community groups or individuals

Coordinate operations with other emergency services

Attend and provide evidence in court


Knowledge and skills of law enforcement principles and practices

Adequate interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to build effective working relationships

Sound judgement along with effective decision making skills

Conflict resolutions and problem solving skills

Responsibility, dependability, honesty and integrity

Willing to submit to extensive medical and criminal background checks

Valid driving license

High school degree or GED

Other Specific Requirements:

Must be 20 years of age.

Must have U.S. Citizenship.

Must possess good moral character (as determined by an extensive background investigation).

Must NOT have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor within the last (5) years.

Must meet vision, hearing, and other physical requirements

Military personnel must have a honorable discharge and must be eligible for reenlistment and provide a DD-214

Obtain clearance from N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission after completion of mandated Basic Law Enforcement Training.

For applicants with military service, possess honorable discharge from any military service. Less than honorable discharge will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Demonstrate employment stability through past work history.

Pass an interview, a polygraph examination given by a licensed polygraph examiner, a psychological test, a drug screen and a medical examination.

Untruthfulness or the intentional withholding of information on any application, interview, polygraph examination or paperwork associated with the position will result in disqualification.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.50 per hour



Dental insurance

Health insurance

Life insurance

Paid time off

Professional development assistance

Retirement plan

Tuition reimbursement

Vision insurance


10 hour shift

12 hour shift

8 hour shift

Day shift

Evening shift


Night shift


Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

Hamlet, NC 28345: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


High school or equivalent (Required)


Military: 1 year (Preferred)


Driver's License (Required)

Shift availability:

Day Shift (Required)

Night Shift (Required)

Job Requirements

Age: At least 20 years old

Education: High School Diploma or GED Required. Additional education (Associates Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree) are a plus

Experience: None

Contact Information

Capt Matthew Norris

[email protected]

Hamlet Police Dept.

201 Main St.

Hamlet, North Carolina 28345

phone: 910-995-0755


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