Employment Process for Police Officers

The City of Sanford continuously accepts applications for the sworn Police Officer applicant pool. We invite applicants to submit an application to the Human Resources office to be considered for any sworn Police Officer openings that may occur throughout the year.

Information regarding the requirements can be found under the Basic Qualifications and Requirements for Employment section. A North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission Personal History Statement (F-3) must be completed and can be emailed to jobs@sanfordnc.net, mailed, or returned in person to the City of Sanford Human Resources department at 225 East Weatherspoon Street, Sanford, NC 27330.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the City of Sanford to foster, maintain and promote equal employment opportunity. The City selects employees based on the applicant's qualifications for the job, and provides compensation and opportunities for training and promotion without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, political affiliation, or marital status.

Employment Application

The North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission Personal History Statement (F-3) (PDF) is designed to assist the police department in evaluating your qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Please read the job opportunities position description carefully to be sure your background meets the requirements of the position. A resume may not be submitted for a complete application but may be included to supplement the application.

Application Consideration 

The City of Sanford accepts employment applications (F-3’s) at any time throughout the year for Police Officer. The employment application (F-3) is then forwarded to the police department for review and consideration.

The candidate may not be contacted immediately. The employment process normally takes several weeks to complete. We appreciate your patience during this process.

If you need special assistance in the employment process, please let us know.