Lateral Entry (Police Officers)

Is your agency not providing the training you desire? Is the community and city government not providing the support you were hoping for? Are the promotional opportunities or duty assignments available to you not meeting your expectations? Would you like to work for a police department with national award winning recognition and an exciting future? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you should consider the High Point Police Department's lateral entry program. The City of High Point continuously seeks and hires the most qualified men and women from other agencies to join our team.

Lateral candidates must meet all of the requirements for entry-level High Point Police Officer, must possess a valid Law Enforcement Certification from North Carolina Training and Standards, and must have been employed as a law enforcement officer in good standing in the State of North Carolina within the last twelve months. For out of state applicants you must have been employed as a sworn full time law enforcement officer in good standing in your state of certification for two continuous years of service with no breaks in employment. You must complete all High Point Police Department application steps excluding the POPAT.

Lateral officers are eligible for a 1% increase above base pay for every complete year of law enforcement experience (up to 10 years). We also offer competitive pay, exceptional benefits, take home vehicles (15 mile radius) and cutting-edge technology. Officers are deployed on rotating shifts of four 10.5 hour working days followed by four days off.

If you’re ready to start the process click the link at the bottom of the page.



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If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account using the link for "Applicant Login" and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Apply" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Each applicant must have their own email address to create an application.

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  • Notification letters to applicants will be sent electronically via email by the High Point Police Department Recruiting Unit.
  • The High Point Police Department Recruiting Unit will contact applicants to schedule an interview and other steps in the process.
  • Applicants should regularly check their NEOGOV account and email accounts to track their application status, unless you receive notification that you are no longer under consideration for a position, you are still actively in the hiring process.