Law Enforcement Intern Program


The Southern Pines Police Department sponsors university, college, and high school interns in conjunction with area educational institutions. This program is designed to educate college, university and high school students about law enforcement and the criminal justice system and to encourage them to develop the skills and desire necessary to serve in a public safety capacity.


Candidates for participation as an intern must:

  • As a college or university student, be a junior or senior; as a high school student, be a senior
  • Be a student enrolled in an accredited college, university or high school
  • Be a United States Citizen (Foreign nationals may be considered provided the student is in the USA on a valid student Visa and is in compliance with all applicable laws)
  • Have a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Sign a Release/Confidentiality form (if under 18 years of age, the candidates’ parent or legal guardian must also sign)
  • Submit to a background investigation, including a fingerprint-based criminal history check
  • Submit to a drug screening test

Contact the community services coordinator by email or telephone at 910-692-2732 for more information.