Police Officer – P.O.S.T Certified

Murfreesboro, TN
Murfreesboro Police Department

Closing Date: 4/22/2024.

Position Summary:
The purpose of this position is to ensure the safety of citizens and property by preventing, reporting, investigating, and analyzing crime within the city limits.
Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to communicate with others in spoken and written English to ensure the safe and efficient operations of the business.
  • Patrols assigned zone and interacts with citizens.
  • Responds to call for service.
  • Prevents, detects, and investigates criminal activity.
  • Enforces state and federal laws, City ordinances, and issues citations.
  • Assists other officers in active investigations.
  • Investigates crash and crime scenes, documents calls, files reports, and prepares case files for judicial proceedings.
  • Interviews victims, witnesses, and suspects.
  • Issues search warrants and conducts searches of persons and property.
  • Prepares court cases, communicates with district attorney’s office, and appears in court to testify.
  • Inspects and maintains assigned equipment.
  • Attends training sessions.
  • Provides security at community events.
  • Reads and understands technical instructions, procedures manuals and charts to solve practical problems, and methods and procedures for investigations and in drawing and layout work; composes routine reports and specialized reports, forms, and business letters, with proper format; speaks compound sentences using normal grammar and word form.
  • Understands and validly enforces federal and state laws and local ordinances while exercising good judgment and reasonable discretion.
  • Possess the temperament and good judgment to effectively and diplomatically deal with all members of the public, including those who are irate and unreasonable.
  • Performs other work as assigned.


  • Requires High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Requires a certification as a Police Officer.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America or a permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces. As required by T.C.A. § 38-8-105(d), an officer who is permanent legal resident as of the officer’s employment start date must apply for or obtain U.S. citizenship within six (6) years of the officer’s employment start date; failure to obtain U.S. citizenship within six (6) years of the officer’s employment start date shall constitute grounds for termination of the officer’s employment.
  • Must meet minimum visual requirement of 20/30 each eye corrected and have enough visual acuity to act to protect self and others in emergency situations uncorrected.
  • Meet all lawful qualifications established by Tennessee law to be certified by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (“P.O.S.T.”), T.C.A. Section 38-8-106 and regulations as same may be amended.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission P.O.S.T. certification.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be certified by a Tennessee Licensed Health Care Provider qualified in the psychiatric or psychological fields as being free from any disorder, as set forth in the current edition of the DSM that would, in the professional judgment of the examiner, impair the subject’s ability to perform any essential function of the job.