The Durham Police Department is a member of the Great Bay Community College Police Testing Alliance. At least twice each year, the Alliance offers testing to establish an eligibility list from which the member agencies draw applicants. The standardized testing is comprised of a general intelligence segment with a psychological component. Each Alliance member's hiring process is unique to that organization. Candidates must be 21 years old by date of appointment. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, but a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.
The Durham Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.