If you meeting the following requirements, you should JOIN WSPD NOW!


At least 19 years of age at the time of application and 20 years of age by police academy graduation.


Graduation from a U.S. high school, G.E.D.


The City of Winston-Salem required that a Police Officer candidate be a United States Citizen.

Applicant must possess or be able to obtain a North Carolina driver's license.


WSPD Officers are entrusted with responsibility to keep our city safe from crime and corruption. Therefore, a history of ethical and moral behavior is of the utmost importance. Your background will be looked at very closely.

Every applicant will undergo an internsive background evaluation pursuant to the Winston-Salem Police Department Background Standards.

*The majority of disqualified candidates are due to dishonesty or inviduals not being forthcoming.