Police Officer (Certified)

Dothan, AL
Dothan Police Department

$51,192.96 – $81,921.84 Annually

Closing Date
3/31/2024 11:59 PM Central

This position is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and the protection of life and property.

Major Duties

  • Patrols the city to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations.
  • Responds to calls for service, including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations into traffic accidents and criminal incidents, including interviewing victims, complainants, and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes.
  • Prepares and transports evidence for laboratory analysis.
  • Apprehends, arrests, and processes offenders, including fugitives. Subpoenas witnesses.
  • Provides assistance and backup support to other officers and emergency service providers as necessary.
  • Assists motorists.
  • Provides traffic direction as needed for events such as parades, funerals, events, and school crossings.
  • Testifies in judicial proceedings, as necessary.
  • Serves court orders.
  • Transports prisoners.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited* standard senior-high school or GED equivalent, as recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and (Act No. 71-156, 3rd Sp. Sess., 1971 AL Legislature.) Please see APOST Administrative Code – Rule 650-X-2-.03 (Education Requirement) for specific requirements.
  • Certification as a Police Officer in the State of Alabama (APOST); or certification in another state with the ability to obtain APOST certification through reciprocity within current APOST guidelines.
  • Graduation from an *accredited college or university with an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree in a job specific/related field is preferred.