Sec. 3-1-6   Requirements of employment.
   Every person appointed as a law enforcement officer shall:
   (1)   be a citizen of the United States;
   (2)   be at least 21 years of age;
   (3)   be of good moral character;
   (4)   be fingerprinted and a search made of local, state and federal fingerprint files;
   (5)   not have been convicted of a felony or an offense involving moral turpitude;
   (6)   have a high school diploma or its equivalent;
   (7)   pass an examination conducted by a physician employed by the city;
   (8)   be interviewed and approved by the manager; and
   (9)   be certified in accordance with state law.
   State Law Reference: State law requires that local law enforcement officers he certified by the criminal justice training and standards council. G.S. Ch. 7A.