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Minimum Qualifications for Entry Level Police Officer

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Must be at least 20 years of age.


Must be of good moral character.

Must not have been convicted of a crime for which the punishment may have been in excess of 2 yrs. imprisonment.

Must possess at least a High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Must possess a valid N.C. Drivers License.

Must be able to obtain probationary certification prior to employment from the N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission. Graduate from State approved Basic Law Enforcement Training.

Must be able to perform all of the essential job functions of an inexperienced law enforcement officer.

Salary range for Police Officer: $29,032 through $43,524

Marion Police Officers are hired from within the reserve ranks. If you are interested in becoming a reserve please call 828-652-5205 to see if we are currently accepting applications.

Download a City Application and an Authorization of Release           Employment Application Release Form

Currently Hiring for Full Time Patrol Officer