What records are required and how do I obtain copies?

Certified copies of your driving record and criminal records checks from all counties that you have lived in since the age of 18. This includes out-of-state records. Driving records may be obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles of each state a driver’s license has been held. This includes North Carolina. Criminal records checks can be obtained from the Clerk of Courts office of each county you have resided in or from the state police of each state you have resided in since the age of 18. This includes military base assignment locations in the continental United States. Certified copy of dispositions of all criminal and traffic charges issued to you or against you. NOTE: Some states require the individual to make the request from each county they have resided in while other states have agencies that can run a statewide criminal/civil check. 

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1. How large is the Durham Police Department?
2. Are you hiring lateral applicants at this time?
3. I am BLET (Basic Law Enforcement Training) certified. Will I be required to attend the entire academy?
4. When is your next academy?
5. Do you hire out- of-state candidates?
6. Is there a residency requirement?
7. How long does the hiring process take?
8. How many people are you hiring for your next academy?
9. Do I have to attend an open house informational session?
10. Does my packet need to be complete on the day that I report for testing?
11. Is there an age requirement/cutoff?
12. Is the academy paid training?
13. Would I have a take home car?
14. Do I have to work patrol/street duty or can I go to a specialized unit once I graduate from the academy?
15. What records are required and how do I obtain copies?
16. Will you accept copies of any documents that I have to pay for?
17. Can I do a ride along with an officer?
18. Do I have to stay overnight at the academy?
19. What are the Durham Police Department’s policies on tattoos, hairstyles, beards and jewelry?