UNCG Police Department

Minimum Qualifications & Benefits

Located in the heart of the city of Greensboro, the UNCG Police Department is a proactive professional state law enforcement agency which serves and protects the lives and property of a student body and staff population in excess of 20,000, as well as the surrounding community. The UNCG Police Department has 35 full-time sworn law enforcement officers, 3 part-time Reserve Officers, and 19 non-sworn personnel.

Minimum Qualifications and Hiring Process for Sworn Employees

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Currently possess or be able to obtain a valid NC Drivers License
  • Graduation from high school or GED
  • Have an Honorable Military Discharge, if applicable
  • Successful completion of a certified Basic law Enforcement Training Academy (B.L.E.T.)
  • Be in good physical health
  • Pass preinterview and oral interview process
  • Pass an entry level written examination & police officer physical ability test (POPAT)
  • Pass an extensive background investigation including psychological, medical, and drug screening examinations
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor


  • $31,485-$41,610
  • Additional 10% Shift Pay for Night Time Assignments
  • Officers possessing an Associate, Batchelor or Master Degree will receive an additional 2.5%, 5%, or 7.5%.

Benefits for all Employees

  • Paid Vacation - earn 7.8 - 18 hours per month depending on years of service
  • Paid Holidays - 12 holidays are recognized annually
  • Paid Sick Leave - Employees earn 96 hours sick leave per year
  • Medical / Dental / Life Insurance
  • Retirement Program - Eligible for retirement benefits after 30 years of service or age 55.
  • State 401(k) investment which the State matches 6% of your salary.
  • Educational Tuition Assistance: Three free classes a year
  • All Uniforms & Equipment are purchased by the Department
  • Many Other Training Opportunities

While it is prefered that applicants be B.L.E.T. certified, the Department will sponsor qualified candidates through the Police Academy should a job offer be made. The Department only seeks qualified, motivated, idealistic candidates to maintain the high quality of law enforcement services that the Department strives to provide the community.