Police Officer

Gulf Shores, AL
Gulf Shores Police Department

The City of Gulf Shores is now accepting applications for both entry level and lateral police officer positions to develop a roster of qualified candidates to fill future positions within the Police Department. We are located in South Alabama on the Gulf of Mexico. When fully staffed, our department consists of 50 sworn officers. We offer various assignments within our agency to include: Patrol, Investigations, K-9, Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, Narcotics, SWAT, Marine Division/Search and Recovery Dive Team, Beach/Bike Patrol and Honor Guard.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serves warrants, summonses, subpoenas, civil and other official papers.
  5. Assists in criminal investigations.
  6. Provides testimony and presents evidence in court; provides court security as required.
  7. Performs duties related to crime prevention and community relations.
  8. 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.
  9. Assists with emergency rescue activities as needed.
  10. Attends required training courses and seminars; participates in required activities.
  11.  Attends departmental meetings.
  12. 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.