Benefit Outline – This is an outline of benefits for officers in a pdf document. 
Brochure – This brochure may help answer questions about police positions.


All Applicants must be at least 20 years of age and possess a valid N.C. Driver’s License.


High School graduate or have possession of a high school equivalency certificate issued by the N.C. State Board of Education or the adult high school diploma issued by the N.C. Department of Community Colleges. Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification (BLET) is not a requirement. Completion of advanced degrees preferred.

Physical Requirements:

All applicants must be in good physical condition and able to perform assigned duties. Applicants must pass a rigid physical examination.

Eyesight and Hearing:

Normal vision or both eyes corrected to current minimum required standards in each eye, including normal color and depth perception. Normal hearing ability is required. Vision requirements are prescribed by the Criminal Justice Standards Division.

Character and Morals:

All applicants must be of good moral character, clean habits and free from evidence of intemperance. A background investigation will be conducted on each applicant and will concern all factors relating to the acceptability of the applicant.

Residence Requirement:

Applicant need not be a resident of North Carolina upon application. Upon employment, officers are required to maintain a residence withing the department's jurisdiction or be able to report to work from their residence within one hour.

The Burlington Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer