Position Descriptions


The Duke Police Department accepts applications for its open positions.  Click on the following links from the Duke University Human Resources website to see if positions are available:

Police Officer Applicants

Police Officer applicants must have a valid North Carolina driver's license, be at least 20 years old and have uncorrected vision no worse than 20/200 for both eyes together. Preference is given to applicants who possess one or more of the following:

  • Current North Carolina law enforcement certification;
  • Completion of North Carolina basic law enforcement training (BLET) within the last 9 months;
  • College degree in any field;
  • Prior law enforcement, security or military experience.

The North Carolina Department of Justice has additional information concerning Minimum Standards for Police Officers.

Security Officer Applicants

Although prior security experience is desirable, no prior experience is required. Complete on-the-job training is provided to all officers.

Emergency Communications Officer Applicants

Experience operating radio and other communications equipment is ideal. The applicant will be required to attain and maintain NC Division of Criminal Information (DCI) certification within 90 days of their appointment. Preference will be given to those applicants who have had prior dispatching experience and who possess personal computer familiarity.