Police Officer Hiring Process

The Lowell Police Department accepts applications year-round whether a position is available or not. Should a position become available, the department will screen the existing applicant pool and call the most qualified applicants in for further evaluation.


Applicants must have completed a North Carolina approved Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program. If you have not completed an approved BLET Program, please visit the North Carolina Department of Justice's website for additional information.

Application Process

The application process includes the following steps

  1. City of Lowell employment application, F-3 Form, and Lowell Police Department Authority to Release Information Form
  2. Initial background check
  3. Panel interview
  4. Drug screening
  5. Psychological evaluations
  6. Conditional offer for employment
  7. Full background check
  8. Employment begins and remaining state required paperwork completed

Required Documentation

The following information must be submitted

  • Lowell Police Department Authorization for Release of Information Form (signed and notarized)
  • City of Lowell Employment Application
  • Copy of High School Diploma/GED and or College Diploma, if applicable
  • Copy of North Carolina Driver’s License
  • Copy of Social Security Card
  • F-3 Form


Application Submission

Once all forms and information have been gathered for the application, please put the information in a sealed envelope and either drop it off in person to the front desk at City Hall or mail it to:

City of Lowell

Attn: HR Department

101 W. First Street
Lowell, NC 28098


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