Automatic Disqualifiers

Huntersville Police Officers are entrusted with the responsibility to keep our town safe from crime and disorder.  Therefore, a history of ethical and moral behavior is of the utmost importance.  Your background will be looked at very closely.  Applicants who have a history of unethical or immoral behavior will not be hired. Applicants will be subjected to an intensive background evaluation, which will include but is not limited to the following:

  • You must have a history of lawful conduct.
  • Your past behavior, choices you’ve made and judgement must demonstrate positive traits that will support your candidacy for the Police Officer position and reflect favorably upon your character.
  • You must possess high standards of honesty and integrity as demonstrated by your dealings with individuals and organizations.  Falsifying, misrepresenting, or omitting information on any document or during the selection process will be closely scrutinized.
  • You must respect the rights of all people and have an appreciation for the diversity that characterizes the town.  A history of domestic violence, physical altercations, or discourteous, abusive, or violent treatment of others may indicate a lack of self-discipline, unwillingness or inability to cooperate, or a disregard for the rights of others.
  • You must have a history of making responsible choices regarding the use of drugs and alcohol.  The following are automatic disqualifiers:
  • The unlawful sale or distribution of any controlled substance
  • Possession or use of Marijuana or a derivative therof within the 24 months immediately preceding the date of application, even if Marijuana usage is legal in the candidate’s home state.     
  • The use of any illegal drug while employed in any law enforcement position, or while employed in a position that carries a high level of public trust.
  • Please call to discuss your drug history prior to applying if you feel that you may be disqualified based on drug usage. 
  • Your employment and military (if applicable) histories must demonstrate the motivation and success-orientation needed to succeed as a police officer.
  • Your financial history records must demonstrate responsible decisions and appropriate behavior.
  • Applicants must have a driving record that reflects their demonstrated ability to safely operate a motor vehicle in compliance with applicable traffic laws. 
  • Must be a United States citizen.

Must be eligible for certification by North Carolina Training and Standards Commission. See the Minimum requirements under the Hiring Process section.  

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1. How long does the Police Officer hiring process take?
2. Would I have a take home car?
3. How many officers does your department have?
4. How long is field training?
5. Do you hire out of state lateral transfer officers at your police department?
6. Do you hire people and pay them through BLET?
7. How long do I have to work on patrol before I am eligible for a specialized unit?
8. What is the police department’s policy on tattoos?
9. Can I do a ride-along with an officer?
10. What documents are required for the application process?
11. Automatic Disqualifiers