Mint Hill, NC

Lateral Transfer Officer

The hiring process is the same for all applicants, there is no abbreviated process for laterals, in or out-of-state. Out-of-state officers must have served in a full-time sworn capacity for more than two years and not have been separated for more than three years. Out-of-state candidates must be able to provide a topical breakdown of their police academy schedule, including hours in each block of instruction. Out-of-state laterals will have to attend the Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLET) at a minimum the legal unit, comprised of 96 hours and any other identified training BLET course and must successfully pass the full BLET state examination within their 12-month probationary period. For further certification requirements from North Carolina Training and Standards.

Incentives offered:

  • Hiring Bonus
  • Lateral Officers will be paid 2.5% for every two years of full time sworn experience.
  • Associate Degree +5%
  • Bachelor Degree +5%
  • Master Degree +5%
  • Intermediate Certificate +2.5%
  • Advanced Certificate +5%
  • Bi-Lingual Spanish +5%
  • Take-home vehicle
  • Medical, Dental, Vision (no cost to employee)
  • 401K
  • 15 paid holidays
  • Longevity Pay
  • Department issued laptop

Interested applicants, fill out the Town of Mint Hill Application

For any questions, please contact Sergeant Mike Maness, 704-621-3401 or email at