We are currently accepting applications for officer postions. If you have applied with us in the past two years and would like to be considered for the position, please submit a letter of intent to the Chief's attention.
When submitting an application, please include the Employment Application Form, Fair Credit Act Form, Authority to Release Information Form, the F-3 Personal History Statement Form (downloaded from this site) and all paperwork that is listed in the letter from the Chief. You may also include your résumé. We continuously accept applications and maintain them on file for two (2) years.
Application packets may be received in-person at Forest City Police Department, via our website or by contacting Lacey Euten at 828.245.5555, ext. 2101. For consideration, the completed application packets must be returned to Chief Jay S. Jackson at 187 S. Church Street, Forest City, NC 28043.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants MUST possess NC General Law Enforcement Certification, high school diploma/GED, establish county residence within one year of employment, 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 exam, polygraph and extensive background investigation.
As police officers for the Town of Forest City, we believe the best method to deal with crime is to prevent it. We seek interaction with townspeople of all ages in all areas; schools, clubs, civic and church groups, one-on-one, small and large groups and through the following services and programs:
Kids & Cops
Downtown Foot Patrols