Non-Paid Positions


  • Must be at least 20 years of age;
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED;
  • Must be a US citizen;
  • No Felony, DWI or serious misdemeanor charge / conviction;
  • Must be able to pass a preliminary criminal / driving background review.
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Our goal is to provide interns with a first hand experience of High Point Police Department operations and a better understanding of municipal policing.  

The Recruiting Office is responsible for the internship application process. The intern applicant will be expected to follow all requests of the Recruiting Officer in a timely manner. High Point Police Department internship positions are limited. The application process is competitive and assignments are made on a first come, first served basis. Criminal background checks and fingerprinting will be required as part of the selection process.

A prospective intern must be a current active college student who is receiving college credit for their internship time. The intern must provide documentation from his / her college or university to verify this information. 

We will not honor any internship request which require 480 hours or more during a standard academic semester. 

To apply for an internship position you will need to fill out these 3 documents.
1. City Intern Application
2. High Point Police Department Intern Application
3. Volunteer Waiver Release for Adults and Minors


Currently the High Point Police Department only offers sponsorship to GTCC-Jamestown.

Sponsorship does not guarantee employment with the High Point Police Department and should not be interpreted as any other offer or agreement. The High Point Police Department reserves the right to limit the number of sponsorship's for each Basic Law Enforcement Training Class.

Intentional falsification of any information will terminate you application process.

Upon Completion of your APPLICATION please return it to the Recruiting Unit of the High Point Police Department, 1009 Leonard Avenue, High Point, NC 27260 by hand, mail.


Reserve police officers are employed as non-paid employees by the High Point Police Department. Reserve Officers must comply with the same requirements established by the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission as regular Police Officers. Reserve Officers are required to complete 16 hours of non-paid volunteer work a month to maintain their law enforcement certification. Reserves can work certain events and be paid by either the City of High Point or the event holder.


Contact a Recruiting Officer:

(Officer E. Dockery)


The High Point Police Department's Volunteer Program was established as a link between residents and the police department. Volunteers learn more about the community's needs and resources while providing valuable assistance to the city's professional staff.

Participation in the Volunteer Program enables residents to be involved with the police department and update their career skills with on-the-job training.

A wide range of opportunities are available and the department provides on-the-job training to assist our volunteers. The hours and days each volunteer works are structured for their convenience.

To volunteer, please fill out the following forms:

Volunteer Application
Volunteer Waiver