Police Officer

Kingsport, TN
Kingsport Police Department


$42,120.00 Annually

Job Summary:
Performs general or special duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Assignments may be as necessitated by department need (ex: CID, Patrol, Training, etc.)

  • Monitors intersection traffic lights and stop signs for possible violations;
  • May concentrate on DUI drivers and the traffic flow on arterials; runs periodic business checks.
  • Prevents and discovers commission of crimes;
  • Apprehends criminals and offenders;
  • Makes presence known consistent with community policing and in a manner which contributes to deterrence and solving of crime;
  • Answers calls/radio complaints involving fire, vehicle accidents, robberies, domestic violence situations, neighborhood disturbances and other misdemeanors, felonies, or service calls;
  • Secures crime scene.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses and issues citations or makes arrests if appropriate;
  • Interviews witnesses, gathers information and prepares detailed report;
  • Prepares case files for court prosecution;
  • Participates in annual and other regular training programs in police methods and procedure, target practice and related subjects.
  • Testifies as a witness in court proceedings and participates in community service activities as a spokesperson of the department.


  • At least 21 years of age within 6 months after testing date.
  • United States citizen.
  • High school graduate or posses an equivalent degree (GED).
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator license.