Recruiting & Employment

Recruiting Open Houses Remain Suspended;  DPD Still Accepting Job Applications for Police Academy

Although Recruiting Open Houses and in-person recruitment activities are suspended due to COVID-19, the Durham Police Department (DPD) Recruiting Unit is accepting applications for police officer positions. Here are several ways interested applicants can engage with DPD Recruiting Officers while adhering to the stay-at-home order:

  1. Fill out a City application through NEOGOV on DPD’s Recruiting page (
  1. Email a DPD Recruiter below to receive an applicant packet, and ask any questions you have about the process:  

Senior Officer Robert Jones

Officer Charles Strickland

Officer Pamela Shackleford

  1. Submit your completed applicant packet to the DPD Recruiting Unit. 

When in-person applicant testing and interviews resume, applicants will be eligible to quickly move into the next stages of the hiring process and potentially be a part of an upcoming police academy. 

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    Robert K. Jones

    Officer Strickland

    Charles T. Strickland


    Jean Thibodeaux-Miller
    Recruiting Coordinator

    Sgt. Ferrell

    Sgt. Dante Ferrell
    Recruiting Sergeant

    Cpl. Ramos-Disla

    Cpl. Karina Ramos-Disla
    Recruiting Corporal

    Recruiting Office

    Durham Police Department
    602 E Main St.
    Durham, NC 27701
    Phone: 919-560-4575