Individuals who are interested in applying for the position of police officer must submit an online application through the City of Concord's online application portal here. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. There is no deadline for submission.
Completion of the North Carolina Personal History Statement (F-3)
In order to determine eligibility for a face to face interview, applicants must complete the N.C. Personal History Statement (F-3) which is required by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission. The F-3 must be completed online at www.ncf3.com. Printed F-3 forms will not be accepted.
Once the initial application and the F-3 form are completed, the pre-screening of applicants will be conducted which will include:
- Complete Criminal History
Complete Driving History
Interview with Recruiting Sergeant
Applicants who successfully make it through the pre-screening phase will be contacted to schedule an interview with the department's recruiting sergeant or a background investigator based on the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission background questionnaire (form F-8).The following will also be completed during this interview:
After the initial interview, qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an oral review board conducted by members of the Concord Police Department's command staff. This is a question and answer as well as scenario based interview. At least three captains and or lieutenants from the department will participate in this board.
A thorough background investigation will be completed on each selected applicant to include interviewing friends, past and present employers and coworkers, family members and neighbors. This will also include a review of the answers provided both on the F-3 and on the F-8, to include criminal history, credit and financial history, employment history, and a review of all social media accounts.
Once approved, qualified applicants will then have the opportunity to meet with Chief Gacek for a face to face interview. After this interview, Chief Gacek will decide if the the applicant moves into the conditional phase of the process.
Conditional Offer of Employment
After meeting with Chief Gacek, the applicant will then meet with the recruiting sergeant where he/she will sign a conditional offer of employment. The applicant's salary will be determined based on several factors to include education, prior experience, and miltary service. Upon agreeing to the conditional offer of employment, qualified applicants will move to the final three phases of the process: Polygraph, Psychological Exam, and Medical Exam (to include a drug screening).
A polygraph will be conducted by the department's polygraph examiner. This is a review of all answers you have given to questions throughout the entire hiring process.
Medical / Drug Screening
As required by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission, a Medical History Statement (Form F-1) and a Medical Examination Report (F-2) will be completed. This exam will also include a screening for illegal and prescription drugs.
Applicants will participate in a psychological examination administered by a licensed psychologist.
Official Offer of Employment
Candidates who have successfully completed every step of the process may be offered a position with the Concord Police Department. The official offer of employment will come from Human Resources with a starting salary and mutually agreed upon start date.
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*Appropriate dress is required for each stage of the process. Applicants who dress inappropriately may be removed from the process.