JCPD will be Testing for Entry Level Police Officer
The Jefferson City Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of entry level police officer. Applications will be available October 23-27, 2017 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM at the police department. If you would like to receive an application by email or fax please call the police department at 865-475-2002. All applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM on October 27, 2017. Applications may be returned via mail, electronic mail or fax. Once applications are received a testing date will be scheduled.
The JCPD offers a competitive benefit package which includes individual medical insurance at no cost to the employee, TCRS retirement (25 years of service at 55 years of age) at no cost to the employee, life insurance at no cost, paid holidays and free dental and vision plan to the individual employee. The starting salary for a certified officer is approximately $33,000 annually (not including holiday pay and overtime) with the possibility of an increase depending upon the applicant’s experience, education and training. All entry level officers receive a 3% pay increase upon successful completion of the specified probationary period. Uniforms and essential equipment are furnished. Upon successful completion of the probationary period and field training, officers will be issued a take home vehicle in accordance to JCPD General Orders.
MUST be POST certified or have attended a POST certified law enforcement training academy and can become certified; Must be 21 years of age, possess a valid Tennessee drivers license, be able to pass an extensive background investigation, be able to successfully pass a medical and psychological exam, pass a drug screen, must be physically fit, never have been discharged under dishonorable conditions from any branch of service, high school graduate or equivalent, be of good morale character and never have been convicted of a felony, MUST agree to submit to a polygraph and/or voice stress analysis test, MUST successfully complete the JCPD field training program and probationary period.
• Honorable military service
• An Associates Degree or greater
• POST certified police officer in Tennessee or certified through another state recognized by TN.
*** Applicants will receive veteran’s preference points, points for law enforcement experience/certification and post secondary education (if applicable)
Applications will be available at the:
Jefferson City Police Department
100 City Center Dr.
Jefferson City, TN 37760
Jefferson City, Tennessee is an equal opportunity employer subject to local, state and federal laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, EEOC standards, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the personnel policy of the City of Jefferson City.