Police Officer

Brentwood, TN
Brentwood Police Department

Salary: $58,873.00 – $64,281.00 Annually.

Closing Date: 1/10/2024.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforce all City and State codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal) in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security.
  • Patrol designated areas via motor vehicle or on foot; makes police presence known in a manner that contributes to deterrence of law violations.
  • Prevent/discover commission of crime; apprehend criminals and offenders; write citations and make arrests as appropriate.
  • Respond to calls/complaints involving automobile accidents, misdemeanors and felonies.
  • Conduct accident/criminal investigations; locate and question witnesses, victims or other persons and takes statements; interrogate suspects; collect evidence; examine records; testify in court; serve warrants, obtain subpoenas and make arrests; conduct surveillance; work undercover; prepare detailed investigative reports.


  • 60 semester hours of college credit from a regionally accredited college or university, or
  • 30 semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited college or university and 2 years experience as a certified police officer or two years active-duty military.
  • Must be 21 years of age before hire date.
  • Must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Tennessee driver’s license.
  • Must not have any tattoos visible in a traditional long sleeve police uniform (Ask us about our new tattoo policy).
  • Requires Police Officer certification by the State of Tennessee within a reasonable period of time.
  • Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (talking – expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing – perceiving nature of sounds by ear).
  • Requires the ability to deal with people (i.e. staff, supervisors, general public, and officials) beyond giving and receiving instructions such as in interpreting departmental policies and procedures. Must be adaptable to performing under considerable stress when confronted with an emergency related to the job of Police Officer.
  • Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
  • Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.
  • Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities.
  • Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
  • Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated equipment.
  • Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape, visually with equipment.
  • Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; determine percentages; determine time and weight; and utilize statistical inference.
  • Requires the ability to record and deliver information to supervisors and officials; to explain procedures and policies; and to follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines and objectives.
  • Requires the ability to learn and understand basic to complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to the job of Police Officer.