Thank you for your interest in employment with the Town of Apex Police Department. For more information on the Police Department Recruitment process please see the Applicant Information Sheet (PDF).

To inquire if the Department currently has any openings, please visit the employment section of the Town’s website.

Police Chief Recruitment

The Town of Apex is beginning the journey to select our next Police Chief, and we want to hear from you! We've partnered with Developmental Associates, a firm with an extensive background in local government human resources and management consulting, to help us in this process of searching for, assessing, and selecting the next Apex Chief of Police. The process will involve multiple steps, listed below, beginning with hearing from those we serve.

How We Get There

Step 1: Community Engagement
We are currently in the Community Engagement phase of the process. Input is being gathered from town employees, community groups, business stakeholders, faith-based groups, neighborhood association leadership, and more! 

Complete the survey by February 19th! 

This tool will be used to identify characteristics, skills and abilities needed in the next Chief, as well as critical challenges facing the Town and the Apex Police Department.

Step 2:  Recruitment
After community needs have been determined, candidate application will begin. The search will be conducted nationwide, ensuring the best pool of candidates have the opportunity to learn about this opportunity in Apex.

Step 3: Assessment
Thorough screening and evaluation of candidates will narrow the search. 

Step 4: Hiring
An extensive interview and assessment process will determine competencies across many categories. We hope to complete this process and select a candidate for hire by the summer of 2021.

Police Chief Timeline

Recruitment and Selection is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC. All inquiries should be emailed to Once the position is posted, applications can be submitted at

More Information

If you need further information or have specific questions about the Apex Police Department or it’s recruitment process, please contact the Training Unit at (919) 249-3400 ext. 1218 or by emailing the recruitment department.