City of Asheville Employment Opportunity – Police Officer

The City of Asheville is seeking motivated individuals to serve the citizens of Asheville as a Police Officer.  The position performs routine law enforcement work to protect lives, property and rights of citizens of the City.  Work includes patrolling the City in an official vehicle, on bicycle or on foot to deter crime or apprehend violators or suspects; answering complaint calls, serving legal papers, attending court, and investigating and securing crime scenes, working with community members to identify and solve crime related problems.


Work may be performed independently if Field Training Program is successfully completed. Tact and firmness are required in frequent public contact. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures of the Police Department and is supplemented by frequent specific instructions. The employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant and is evaluated in terms of adherence to departmental policies and procedures and the effectiveness with which assigned duties are performed.

Must successfully complete a pre-employment medical exam to include a hearing and vision test and other requirements set by the NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission. These physicals require a scheduled appointment. The City’s Physician or Physician Assistant must provide final clearance. The exams are at the City’s expense after a conditional offer is made, but before a final offer of employment.


Police Officers work 12 hour shifts either 6 am–6 pm, 7 am-7 pm or 6 pm-6 am, 7pm–7am.  New hires will be subject to working the shift(s) that are currently available at the time of hire.


The City of Asheville is a culturally diverse community and the Asheville Police Department welcomes all applicants. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Visit the Police Department website for more information on the hiring and selection process:

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