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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CMPD Military Recruiting Program

​The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police department takes great pride in supporting our brave men and women who serve and sacrifice for our country. Many of the values and attributes military members exhibit are what we look for to represent our department. We are a strong advocate of hiring veterans and provide veterans with opportunities to join our ranks with our base testing program. Eligible participants in this program do not need to apply through the normal process.

The CMPD Military Recruitment program has three advantages that we are proud to provide to those that served.
  1. The Military Base Testing program is available to military members in the following categories;
    • Active Duty military
    • Reserve members
    • Guard members
    • Retired (with 20 years or more) military service
    ​You must show your military ID to test!

  2. Those that take and pass the written test under the Military Base Testing program have an extended submission time for their background packet.

  3. ​​The CMPD Academy is a certified VA Vocational Institute. This allows veterans to apply for benefits through the VA to augment their base salary while in training.

Please follow our Facebook​ and Twitter account for announcement(s) regarding cancellations (or delays) of events due to weather or other reasons!

Weather Cancellations & Base Closures!!
Any event will be cancelled when the base closes for non-essential personnel!!


If you are registered for a testing event, please confirm contact information and registration approval with the Recruiting Office​, in the event we may need to notify you of cancellation. Career fairs do not require registration.

You must review the Minimum Standards for Employment​​.


  • Seymour Johnson AFB
    address: Heritage Hall | 1630 Martin Street | Goldsboro, NC 27531
    Career Fair / Entry-level Testing date:
      10-10-2017 | 1000 - 1300 hrs
  • Military Recruitment Open House
    address: Police & Fire Training Academy | 1770 Shopton Road | Charlotte, NC 28217
    Open House date:
      11-01-2017 | 1700 - 1900 hrs
  • Veteran's Day Testing Event
    address: Police & Fire Training Academy | 1770 Shopton Road | Charlotte, NC 28217
    Testing date:
      11-10-2017 | 0900 hrs
  • Pope Airfield Base, NC
    address: Airmen & Family Readiness Center | 829 Armistead Street | Pope AAF NC 28308
    Entry-level testing dates:
      12-18-2017 | CANCELLED

Do you have what it takes to become Charlotte's finest?
​The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department also participates in the Veteran's Administration Apprenticeship Program, through the North Carolina Department of Labor. Military (civilian personnel or dependents​) members eligible to receive GI Bill benefits​ may be enrolled in the program and earn an additional monthly supplement. More details are available through your local Veteran's Affairs office. ​