Application Information

For an application, you may download the application form (pdf) or pick one up at the City of Decatur Human Resources Department at 402 Lee Street NE, Decatur, AL 35602. A completed employment application along with a current resume must be submitted by the posted deadline for the position of interest.

Mail to:
Human Resources Department
City of Decatur
P.O. Box 1984
Decatur, AL 35602

Email to:

Police Officer

Job ID#: 1805-170731
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Police Department
Position Type: Open Position
Salary Range Number: 29
Salary Range: Bi-Weekly $1,310.00 - $2,081.00 / Annual $34,060.00 - $54,106.00
Application Deadline: Sep 22, 2017

Notice:  Written examination is required for this position and eligible candidates will receive notification of scheduled examination date and time.

Duties/Purpose: The purpose of this classification is to protect life and property, to respond to the needs of the general public, to deter criminal activity within the community, to enforce all city statutes, ordinances and the laws and regulations of the state, and to perform investigations, special details, and specific assignments within an assigned division.

*To be eligible for consideration, a completed employment application must be received by the City of Decatur Human Resources Department before the closing date. Please attach a current resume if available.

Requirements: Must possess a high school diploma or GED and be at least 20 years of age to apply; 21 years of age at time of academy graduation. A valid Alabama driver’s license and U.S. citizenship are required, as well as the ability to pass and maintain current Alabama Peace Officer Standards and Training (A.P.O.S.T.) certification requirements as a law enforcement officer. Passing and retaining current status with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and qualifying to operate a firearm are also required. May require additional certification as an Intoxilyzer 5000 Operator. Employment contingencies include successful pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background investigation. Disqualifying factors may include, but are not limited to felony/moral turpitude convictions. **Please be advised that effective July 1, 2017, APOST requirements will include completion of a Basic Abilities Test (BAT) applying to any applicant for certification to the academy that has not already attained an Associate’s Degree or higher. This test is administered at the applicants’ expense at a cost of $45.00. The BAT will be scheduled as a group for applicants meeting these qualifications after completion of the Physical Agility Testing,**

Employment Applications are available from the Human Resources Department at:
City Hall
2nd Floor Tower
402 Lee St NE
Decatur, AL 35602.

Completed employment application, with current resume (if available), must be returned to the City of Decatur Human Resources Department by the posting closing date. May be delivered in person or:
Mailed to: P. O. Box 1984, Decatur, AL 35602
Emailed to:
Faxed to: (256) 341-4895

The Human Resources Department may be contacted at (256) 341-4890.

**Due to the volume of responses received, we will not be able to provide a status of consideration. Candidates who have been selected for the next step in the review process will be notified.

The City of Decatur is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.