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North Carolina Police Exams

Each police department may choose a different exam. Find out what exam your department requires you to take to become a police officer.


To be a part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police department (CMPD) you must take the CMPD written test, which is the Darany and Associates Entry Level Police Officer Examination (DELPOE). The DELPOE exam measures skills needed to be a successful police officer. You will have two hours to complete the exam. There are 169 multiple choice questions spread out over 4 sections: Accuracy of Observation, Written Communication Skills, Reading with Understanding and Biographical Inventory. 


To join the Fayetteville police department you must pass the National Police Officer Selection Test (NPOST) by Stanard & Associates. The test measures basic skills necessary to perform successfully as a police officer. The exam is divided into four separately timed sections which measure mathematics, reading comprehension, grammar, and incident report writing skills. You will have 75 minutes to complete 75 questions.

NC State Trooper

To become a North Carolina State Trooper you need to take a Reading Comprehension Test and score at or above a 10th-grade level. After passing the test you will then have to take the Fitness Standards Test, if you meet the 50th percentile, then you will be given the Law Enforcement Candidate Record (LECR). This test contains a verbal and recall section and a biographical data section.

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