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    i currently work for baltimore police department and have done so for four years. I am looking to lateral to NC somewhere near raleigh. Can anyone give me some guidance on good departments that take out of state laterals?

  • #2
    You said it already. Raw-lee.



    • #3
      Does NC accept MD's training and academy?

      I don't agree with your opinion, but I respect its straightforwardness in terms of wrongness.


      • #4
        Below is from the website

        NOTE: The basic qualifications apply to all candidates; however lateral-entry officer attend an expedited four-week Lateral Entry Academy rather than the 28-week full-length Academy Class for new recruits.

        Additional Information
        Officers who wish to continue their law enforcement careers with our excellent and progressive community-oriented police force can start by calling our Lateral Entry recruitment specialist at (919) 996-1343 for additional information.

        There are no stupid questions, but there sure are a lot of inquisitive idiots.


        • #5
          The following are the requirements of lateral transfers according to the State website:

          Out-of-State Transfer

          Out-of-state transferees will be evaluated to determine the amount and quality of their training and experience. At a minimum, out-of-state candidates must have two years of full-time, sworn law enforcement experience and have successfully completed a basic law enforcement training course accredited by the state from which they are transferring in order to be considered for transfer to a North Carolina law enforcement agency. Out-of-state transferees cannot have a break in service exceeding one year.

          Prior to employment as a certified law enforcement officer in North Carolina, out-of-state transferees must successfully complete the employing agency's in-service firearms training and qualification program. They must also complete the Legal Unit (minimum of 96 hours) of the Commission-certified Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Course and successfully pass the BLET state examination within their 12-month probationary period.

          Persons who have completed training as a federal law enforcement officer or a military police officer will be required to complete BLET in its entirety and successfully pass the BLET state examination prior to employment.

          All out-of-state transfers are considered Probationary Appointees who must meet the requirements stated above prior to being issued Probationary Certification as a law enforcement officer. After receiving the appropriate documentation, our staff will review your credentials to determine what additional training will be required during your probationary year. In addition to the above-stated requirements, you must submit the following documentation:
          • A letter from your previous law enforcement agency detailing your dates of FULL-TIME, sworn service;
          • A copy of your Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course certificate of successful completion;
          • A topical breakdown/syllabus of the courses that you completed in BLET.

          When an employing agency documents that an applicant has successfully completed a Commission-certified Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course and meets the minimum employment standards, the Criminal Justice Standards Division issues Probationary Certification which is valid for one year.

          The new officer must satisfactorily complete a probationary period of not less than 12 months. Once the probationary period is completed, the officer is issued a General Certification.

          I don't agree with your opinion, but I respect its straightforwardness in terms of wrongness.


          • #6
            Originally posted by Smurfette_76 View Post
            Does NC accept MD's training and academy?
            Yes, pursuant to all the other T&S information you posted. They just need the NC-specific 96 hours, etc. like most states.

            You probably already know this because you're so smurfy, but sheriffs' T&S actually permits folks to work for a year before (or while) all that stuff is done (except firearms).


            • #7
              Yeah, but I don't agree with one bit

              Do we accept the other 49 now? I thought there were several states we wouldn't accept? Perhaps its changed now?

              I don't agree with your opinion, but I respect its straightforwardness in terms of wrongness.


              • #8
                It's not an across-the-board thing, they still review it, but I've never heard of anyone having a problem with an out-of-state lateral.

                As the "Out of State Transfer" section says that you quoted, if it's a full academy that even remotely resembles BLET in time and content, they'll review and likely take any state's certification as long as the person worked there for two years, etc. Then they make them do the 96 hours and all is well.

                Just off the top of my head, I've worked with guys who started their careers elsewhere and did a lateral transfer from Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, Washington DC, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
                Last edited by obxemt; 10-18-2009, 01:45 PM.


                • #9
                  does anyone have any other recomondations for depts within 30 min from raleigh? or an input on raleigh? thanks for all the help


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by melancholy35 View Post
                    does anyone have any other recomondations for depts within 30 min from Raleigh? or an input on Raleigh? thanks for all the help
                    Garner Police Department within the last week re-opened 3 positions, they prefer Laterals from both in and out of state. They border with Raleigh to the south, and are very competitive, one of the top 3 paid in the area.


                    PM me if you have any other questions.


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