EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
APPLICATION REVIEW/INTERVIEW PROCESS
After the closing date, applications are reviewed for pertinent qualifications. The most qualified applicants for each position are selected for further consideration.
Interviews are conducted by department supervisors from this select group of qualified applicants.
Note: The minimum education for all positions in Town of White lake is a High School Diploma or GED.
Every law enforcement officer employed by an agency in North Carolina shall:
Documentation of Criminal Charges
When an applicant has a criminal record, he/she must list ALL charges, regardless of the disposition or the date of the charge, on the Personal History Statement and the Report of Appointment / Application for Certification. Even if the court or the district attorney dismissed a charge, it still must be listed under the Criminal Offense Record section of these forms.Every charge listed must be accompanied by true/certified copies of the warrant for arrest, citation/magistrate’s order, etc. and the court disposition/judgment. This documentation may be obtained from the Clerk of Court’s Office in the county in which the applicant was criminally charged.Failure to list ALL charges may result in denial of certification, or suspension/revocation of an existing certification.
A law enforcement officer with general certification may transfer from one law enforcement agency in North Carolina to another law enforcement agency in the state, provided he or she has less than a 12-month break in service.
An officer holding probationary certification may not laterally transfer from one law enforcement agency to another. The probationary period must be completed in its entirety at the same agency. If an officer terminates employment with one agency before his or her year is up, then he or she must start a new probationary period at the new agency.
Out-of-state transferees will be evaluated to determine the amount and quality of their training and experience. At a minimum, out-of-state candidates must have two years of full-time, sworn law enforcement experience and have successfully completed a basic law enforcement training course accredited by the state from which they are transferring in order to be considered for transfer to a North Carolina law enforcement agency. Out-of-state transferees cannot have a break in service exceeding one year.
Prior to employment as a certified law enforcement officer in North Carolina, out-of-state transferees must successfully complete the employing agency’s in-service firearms training and qualification program. They must also complete the Legal Unit (minimum of 98 hours) of the Commission-certified Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Course and successfully pass the BLET state examination within their 12-month probationary period.
All out-of-state transfers are considered Probationary Appointees who must meet the requirements stated above prior to being issued Probationary Certification as a law enforcement officer. After receiving the appropriate documentation, our staff will review your credentials to determine what additional training will be required during your probationary year. In addition to the above-stated requirements, you must submit the following documentation:
When an employing agency documents that an applicant has successfully completed a Commission-certified Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course and meets the minimum employment standards, the Criminal Justice Standards Division issues Probationary Certification, which is valid for one year.
The new officer must satisfactorily complete a probationary period of not less than 12 months. Once the probationary period is completed, the officer is issued a General Certification.
Applicants successfully completing the hiring process will then complete the following:
*New officers with previous law enforcement experience may have a reduced training regimen.
Pay special attention to the first document in the list. There are additional items detailed in this document that must be included with your initial application package. You can mail your application package to the White Lake Police Department to the attention of Lieutenant Mike Salmon.
If you would like to email your employment package, you are welcome to do so. Once you have completed all of the required documents, they will each need to be printed and scanned. Don’t forget to hand sign and notarize all documents that call for it. When everything has been converted to an electronic document, email your completed application package to email@example.com