RPD Police Academy
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Basic Academy

  • 28 Weeks of Training (1,253 Hours of Instruction)
  • Full Salary With Benefits During Academy
  • All Equipment and Uniforms Provided
  • Eligible for Military Incentive During Academy
  • State of the Art Training Facility
  • BLET Certified Upon Completion of Academy
    (must pass the NC State Exam for Law Enforcement)

Lateral Academy

The City of Raleigh seeks police officers with general law enforcement certification who are currently working in a law enforcement agency in North Carolina, or are certified out-of-state law enforcement officer with at least two years of experience. Former law enforcement officers who have a break in service of less than 12 months long can also apply.

Eligible lateral entry officers will attend a 13-week academy rather than the 28-week full-length academy class for new recruits.

Equivalent Service is the amount of time credited and credentialed to an applicant based on prior comparable years of law enforcement and training.