We are now hiring year-round, so it’s always a great time to join GPD! Our officers patrol designated areas of the city and are responsible for the prevention of crime, investigation of offenses, and apprehension of violators. Officers also respond to automobile accidents, crimes in progress and other emergency situations, and are required to exercise judgment and initiative in handling both routine and complex problems. Being an officer is demanding yet rewarding; come join the Greensboro Police Department if you are up to the challenge!
• High School Diploma/GED
• US or Naturalized Citizen
• Valid Driver’s License
• 21 Years of age Upon Completion
• Class B Misdemeanor in the past 5 years
How Do I Get Started?
1) The first step towards becoming a Greensboro Police Officer is to fill out our application online at iapply. This must be done online only.
2) Upon acceptance of your application, you will be required to pass 10th grade level reading comprehension test. For tips and practice exams, click HERE.
3) The next step is to take the Police Officer Physical Agility Test (POPAT). Click HERE to watch our instructional video.
4) Next, you are required to pass a background check (a sit-down interview with GPD background investigators).
5) If approved after successful completion of steps 1-4, you may receive a conditional offer from GPD.
6) If you accept the conditional offer, you are required to pass a psychological examination, a drug test, and a polygraph examination.
7) After successfully completing these final steps, you officially become part of the GPD! Your training begins and you will be enrolled into the next Greensboro Police Academy available.
For an inside look of the GPD, and to hear some of our officer’s stories, take a look at our YouTube channel.
Who to Contact
Master Police Officer E.Y. Watkins and retired officers Harold Scott and Tony Phifer make up the recruitment team for GPD. Please feel free to contact them via the recruiting hotline (1-888-473-5627) with any questions you may have about the department, what to expect, or the application process. They are here to help!
• Officer E.Y. Watkins: (336) 373-7618, Email
• Harold Scott: (336) 373-4594, Email
• Tony Phifer: (336) 373-2107, Email
Thinking about relocating to become part of GPD? Greensboro is ranked #3 in most affordable places to live in NC!
Want to intern? We are currently accepting college students for our internship program! Complete an application and return it by one of the following deadlines:
• Fall Semester – Application deadline is May 1
• Spring Semester – Application deadline is October 1
• Summer Session – Application deadline is February 1