Take Your Career to Wild Places



The NCWRC's Law Enforcement Division is currently accepting applications for the 59th Wildlife Law Enforcement Basic Academy.  We are hiring!  Application period now open May 9 - June 30, 2022. For questions, contact 919-707-0030 or email: enforcementjobs@ncwildlife.org 




Virtual Recruitment Event - May 26, 2022

The Law Enforcement division hosted a virtual recruitment event on Thursday, May 26, 2022. During this event, Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers gave a presentation on the duties and responsibilities of their positions, including the application process. After the presentation, there was a Q&A session to ask questions or gain additional information about a career in Wildlife Law Enforcement. Recorded session below:.


We appreciate your interest in becoming a Law Enforcement Officer with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers enforce state and federal game, fish and boating laws in the state of North Carolina. It's not just a job, it's a calling!  You will be joining a tight knit family of over 200 highly skilled, and professional officers who are responsible for law enforcement off the pavement.  Do you have what it takes to join our team?




Applicant Requirements

  • All candidates must pass extensive background and psychological screening, and complete a vigorous 30-week training academy before receiving a field assignment.
  • 20 years old prior to B.L.E.T. State Exam.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Pass Police Officer's Physical Ability Assessment.

Standards Required for Criminal Justice Employment

Law Enforcement Certification: Applicants


Required Physical Capabilities

In addition to being in an excellent physical condition, candidates must meet vision, hearing, and other sensory perception standards. maintaining a healthy physical regimen is a required part of job performance upon becoming a wildlife officer. The initial phase of the application process consists of a modified police officers physical abilities assessment.

Medical Qualifications 

Police Officers Physical Abilities Assessment

Recruit Training Academy and Field Training Assignments

The majority of the basic law enforcement training is held at the Samarcand Training Academy in Eagle Springs, NC. recruits are housed in dorms with fellow recruits. the training is highly structured with physical training most mornings. the training academy usually begins in January with graduation in late July.


Additional Recommendations

  • While not required, criminal justice courses at the university or community college level are recommended prior to application.
  • A thorough knowledge of fish and wildlife species native to North Carolina is preferred.
  • Recruits receive basic law enforcement training (BLET) curriculum mandated by the department of justice, training standards division, during the training academy. so in most cases, prior BLET certification is not necessary.
  • It is strongly recommended for candidates to maintain a physical training routine while awaiting application opportunity.