Police Officer

Cookevile, TN
Cookeville Police Department

Salary: $40,040 – $60,049 per year

Job Summary

Employees in this class are under the general supervision of the Patrol Sergeant and are responsible for the protection of life and property through the- enforcement of laws and ordinances, work is often performed under emergency conditions and may involve considerable personal risks.

Examples of work performed: Enforces laws and ensures public safety by protecting life and property; performs routine patrol in vehicle or on foot, usually while working alone; answers calls, investigates accidents; directs and controls traffic; conducts investigations; appears in court and orally presents facts and evidence; prepares, obtains, and serves warrants; transports prisoners to and from jails and mental health facilities; responds to alarms; operates firearms, communication equipment, and police vehicles.


Must meet the Minimum Standards Law (TCA 38-8-106), and possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License, and be 21 years of age. High school diploma or equivalent required. Sixty semester hours in criminal justice, police science, sociology, or other law enforcement-related courses preferred.