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Police Officer Trainee

Winston-Salem, North Carolina



Winston-Salem Police Department

725 N. Cherry Street

P.O. Box 1707

Winston-Salem, NC 27102

Phone: 336-773-7925

Toll Free: 877-777-WSPD

Fax: 336-773-7956




Starting Salary: $31,008 - $34,108 depending on education level

Population: 212,000

Sworn Officers: 504   

Application Deadline: NA




The internationally-accredited Winston-Salem Police Department employs 504 sworn officers and 167 civilians and is located in the 4th largest city in North Carolina.  As a Police Officer Trainee, you will be paid full salary while receiving comprehensive training through the WSPD's Basic Law Enforcement Training program. 
Upon completion of the recruit training, you will be responsible for protective services work as well as the prevention, detection and investigation of crimes.  This work may involve personal risk and requires sound, independent judgment in all situations.  The department provides all uniforms and equipment. 

In addition, patrol officers who live within the Forsyth County limits will receive a take-home patrol car.  The City provides numerous employee benefits as well as an outstanding state and city retirement.


  1. U.S. Citizen

  2. Possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D.

  3. Be at least 21 years of age

  4. Be of good moral character, having no felony convictions, serious misdemeanors or DWI's within the past 5 years

  5. Must be in good physical condition

  6. Have or be able to obtain a North Carolina driver's license


Basic Law Enforcement Training         28 Weeks
Field Training                                  14 Weeks
Probationary Period                            1 Year

All training provided by the Agency.

An Equal Opportunity Employer




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