Police Officer

Clanton, AL
Clanton Police Department

The City of Clanton is currently accepting applications and resumes from APOSTC certified officers and uncertified applicants for the full-time position of Police Officer.

This position leads the City in performing police work in accordance with departmental policies, rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures and receive assignments and instructions from the Chief of Police. Work normally consists of routine patrol, preliminary investigations, and traffic regulation duties in a designated area/beat on an assigned shift and which may be performed in patrol vehicles or on foot. Work may involve an element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies.

The following are a list of duties involved:

  • Patrols a designated area of the City on foot or in an automobile to protect human life and to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic as required, to identify and report potential or existing public safety hazards and to enforce traffic and parking
  • Answers calls and complaints involving fire, automobile accidents, felonies, and
  • At the scene of crime, preserves human life, protects property, controls access to the scene, conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, locates witnesses and obtains statements, makes arrests, composes and writes detailed incident / offense reports and testifies as a witness in
  • At the scene of automobile accidents, preserves life, protects property, locates witnesses and obtains statements, investigates the causes of the accident and prepares detailed accident investigation
  • Interviews persons with complaints and attempts to make proper disposition or directs them to proper authorities.
  • Gives general advice on traffic, criminal laws, ordinances, and gives general information to the
  • Employees may be assigned to work on special assignments, which call upon specialized abilities and knowledge usually attained through experience as a uniformed Police
  • Police Officers may be assigned to work in uniform or plain clothes. Shift schedules and job assignments may be changed periodically to assure the maximum delivery of effective police


  • Must be at least 21 years of age upon graduation of the APOST Academy and have no felony or serious misdemeanor criminal convictions.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Completion of some college or university course work in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Police Science, Criminology, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university is highly preferred but not mandatory.
  • Applicants MUST provide their APOSTC or POSTC number and overall academy scores at the time of submittal. Failure to provide all information and certificates may result in disqualification.
  • Must have a valid Alabama Driver’s License and meet the minimum standards for law enforcement officers as established by Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) and Alabama Law and maintain annual APOSTC continuing education requirements. A physical agility test may be required.