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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 VA Vocational Institute. This allows veterans to apply for benefits through the VA to augment their base salary while in training.



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NOTE! PRIOR TO TESTING; you must review the  Minimum Standards for Employment. 

​November 2014
11 Nov 1900 Hrs

Military to Law Enforcement Seminar!

*Supporting the NC Hire a Veteran week*

CMPD Academy, 1770 Shopton Rd.

This seminar is typically given at military bases through our Military Base Recruitment Program. The seminar focuses on how military members can utilize their skills and experinces in applying for a law enforcement position.

The seminar is open to active duty, reservist, guard members and veterans.

E-mail Off. Bill Haynes ( ) for more information.

​12 Nov ​1800 Hrs


*Supporting the NC Hire a Veteran week*
CMPD Academy, 1770 Shopton Rd.
This test session is only available for those that qualify under the Military Base Testing program (active duty, reservist, guard members and retired military members with 20 years or more).
You must request a seat NLT  30 Oct, 1200 hrs by emailing Off Bill Haynes ( .  You must indicate in the subject line of your email, "Request for testing 12 Nov 2014."
Only those with a return confirmation from Off. Haynes will be allowed to test. Seats are limited.
Walk-in's WILL NOT be allowed for this test session.
PLEASE NOTE! Schedule subject to change. 
Testing takes 2-3 hours to complete.
Do you have what it takes to become Charlotte's finest?
For more information, email Officer Haynes at
  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 dependants) 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.