Thank you for visiting the Town of Forest City's Career Opportunities page. We appreciate your interest in employment with the Town of Forest City and look forward to reviewing your candidacy. Return your completed application to Town Hall, Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

The Town of Forest City is accepting applications for a Police Officer.

The Town of Forest City is accepting applications for the position of police officer with a starting salary of $39,580.00. Salary consideration will be based on experience. Additional benefits include: Prudential NC401K with a 5% employer contribution, death and disability income with Hartford Life Company, membership into the NC Retirement System, State Employees Health Plan/provided to the employee at no cost, 12 paid holidays per year. Lateral new hires may transfer accumulated sick leave.

Preferred applicants will have a good knowledge of modern police practices, laws relating to arrest, search and seizure, apprehension of criminals and traffic control. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must: possess NC General Law Enforcement Certification, high school diploma/GED, have no felony convictions and a valid NC class “C” driver’s license. Prior to employment, applicants must successfully complete a physical/drug screen examination, psychological, polygraph and extensive background investigation. Application packets may be received in person at Forest City Police Department or by contacting Lacey Euten at (828) 245-5555 ext 1401. For consideration the completed application packets must be returned to Chief Chris J. LeRoy, 187 South Church Street, Forest City, NC 28043. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for consideration and position will be open until filled.

Applicants who have previously submitted applications and/or who have an active application on file will be receiving a letter from the Forest City Police Department. The letter will inform the applicant he/she must submit a letter of interest to Chief Chris J. LeRoy to remain in consideration for this and future openings. Those not submitting a letter of interest will be taken out of the active applicant file and will not be considered for further employment unless the applicant submits a letter requesting his/her application remain in the active applicants.

The Town of Forest City considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

Please download our application and fill it out. You may turn your application in at Town Hall, Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm.