Employment with the WSPD

How to Apply for a Non-Sworn Position in the Winston-Salem Police Department:

Applications for non-sworn positions are accepted when vacancies occur.

Application process for non-sworn positions

  1. Submission of City of Winston-Salem Application (Initial Application) and Typing Test
  2. Review of Application by Winston-Salem Police Department Recruiting Personnel
  3. Telephone Screening/Interview. (Applicants who meet minimum qualifications will proceed to the next stage).
  4. Pre-Conditional Offer of Employment Testing
    • Oral Interview
  5. Background Investigation
  6. Conditional Offer of employment
  7. Post-Conditional Offer of Employment Testing
    • Drug Screening
    • Medical Examination
    • Polygraph Examination
  8. Final Offer of Employment to Selected Applicants

To learn more about non-sworn positions, including pay, work schedule and job description, please see links below:


Forensics Technician Records Specialist Communications Operator

Forensics Technician [pdf]
Records Specialist [pdf]
Communications Operator [pdf]


Evidence SpecialistTelephone Response Operator Police Processing Technician

Evidence Specialist [pdf]
Telephone Response Operator [pdf]
Police Processing Technician [pdf]


The Winston-Salem Police Department is an equal opportunity employer

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