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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.




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


You must review the  Minimum Standards for Employment. 


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​Testing Dates

​-Pope Airfield Base, NC

Airmen & Family Readiness Center

829 Armistead Street

Pope AAF NC 28308




​0830Only Testing (entry level written exam)

John A. Lejeune Education


Bldg. 825, Stone Street

Camp Lejeune, NC, 28542

*Eligible: Active Duty, Retired, Active Guard/Reservist

*ONLY 1st (25) to sign-up by contacting Officer Carter ( will be permitted to test.

Do you have what it takes to become Charlotte's finest?
For more information, email Officer Carter 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 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. ​