Police Officer

Gulf Shores, AL
Gulf Shores Police Department


  • $ 53,482.55 for Non-Post Certified.
  • $ 56,453.80 for POST certified officers.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, patrols City streets; enforces local, state and federal laws; maintains law and order and protects life, property and deters crime.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforces all federal and state laws and City ordinates relating to public safety and welfare: performs all duties in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulation and standards of safety.
  • Performs routine patrol duties, including but not limited to patrolling assigned areas of the City, responding to emergency calls and/or public calls for assistance, investigating criminal incidents, apprehending and arresting suspects and violent persons, securing crime scenes, issuing traffic citations/summonses, conducting traffic stops, seizing property and/or criminal evidence, fingerprinting, photographing suspects, maintaining public order, interrogating suspects, transporting prisoners and mentally ill patients, and performing related tasks.
  • Receives reviews, prepares and/or submits various documents, including incident reports, accident reports, booking reports, fingerprint cards, maintenance records, victim reports, evidence/property records and reports, traffic citations, use of force reports, and related documents.
  • Serves warrants, summonses, subpoenas, civil and other official papers.
  • Assists in criminal investigations.
  • Provides testimony and presents evidence in court; provides court security as required.
  • Performs duties related to crime prevention and community relations.
  • Provides information to and communicates with immediate supervisor, other department supervisors, co-workers, subordinates, other City personnel, other law enforcement agencies, emergency response department/agencies, court personnel, attorneys, suspects, victims, witnesses, complainants, business/property owners, civic/community organizations, and the general public.
  • Assists with emergency rescue activities as needed.
  • Attends required training courses and seminars; participates in required activities.
  • Attends departmental meetings.
  • Processes prisoners entering the jail system by searching prisoners before entering jail areas, taking finger prints and taking photographs.


  • Must be able to obtain a valid Alabama driver’s license and be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier.
  • High School diploma/GED required.
  • Successful candidate must be able to pass background check, including motor vehicle report, polygraph, physical and alcohol/drug screen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and able to pass a physical agility test.
  • The Physical Agility test consists of: 1.5 mile run to be completed within 15 minutes 28 seconds, 25 sit ups to be completed within one minute, 22 push-ups to be completed within one minute and an untimed 300 meter nonstop swim.