Non-Certified Police Officer

Prattville, AL
Prattville Police Department

Salary: $48,003.17 Annually.

Position Summary:

The purpose of this position is to protect life and property and enforce federal, state, and local laws. Job duties consist of related law enforcement duties. Successful performance contributes to the detection and deterrence of crime and to the protection of life and property. FLSA status is Non-Exempt.

This is an entry-level position with educational and growth requirements for candidates that do not currently possess an APOSTC certification. Incumbents are originally assigned to Patrol. Incumbents may be assigned to the Warrant or Community/School Relations Unit after the required time in service.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols the city to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations.
  • Patrols city hall and schools to detect and deter criminal activity.
  • Responds to calls for service, including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing person searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others.
  • Apprehends, arrests, and processes offenders, including fugitives.
  • Conducts preliminary traffic and criminal investigations, including interviewing victims, complainants, and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes.
  • Provides assistance and backup support to other officers and emergency service providers as necessary.
  • Testifies in judicial proceedings as necessary.
  • Serves warrants.
  • Transports prisoners.
  • Completes all required reports and forms.
  • Inspects and maintains assigned patrol car, uniform, and equipment.
  • Assists motorists.
  • Provides escorts.
  • Provides traffic direction as needed for events such as parades, funerals, events, and school crossings.
  • Answers inquiries from the public.
  • Assists with community/school functions.
  • May serve on special teams, task forces or boards.
  • Attends daily shift meetings.
  • Provides training to department and other personnel in any areas of certification.
  • Performs other duties as needed or assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED (from an accredited institution) required.
  • Associates or higher degree from an accredited SACS college/university.
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license.
  • Must be certified as required by the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission.