Lateral (will accept most other states academies): Job Opportunities | Career Pages Entry level (will send to academy): Job Opportunities | Career Pages The pay is shit compared to MA, but you can live pretty good on it in the Burlington area. Close to Greensboro and Raleigh/Durham, and about a two hour drive to the mountains for all you outdoorsmen. All officers who live within 15 miles of the Burlington city limits get to take their assigned vehicle home. Top of the line training, and lots of room to get into specialty units like SWAT, traffic/motors, field force (riot control), narcotics, street crimes, and more. Burlington is essentially “little Durham” at this point with plenty of shootings, stabbings, drugs, guns, warrants, and anything else you want to get into. NC still supports our police, at least better than a lot of states up north, and nobody is trying to defund us or take away our QI yet.