Police Officer-Patrol

Germantown, TN
City of Germantown Police Department


  • Police Officer Recruit – ENTRY LEVEL – $$20.9672 per hour/ $46,337.51 Annually.
  • Police Officer 1 – Commissioned Officer – $26.3000 per hour/ $58,123.00 Annually.
  • Police Officer 2 – $28.1407 per hour/ $62,190.95 Annually.
  • Police Officer 3 – $30.1110 per hour/ $66,545.31 Annually.
  • Police Officer 4 – $31.6161 per hour/ $69,871.58 Annually.
  • Police Officer 5 – $33.1969 per hour/ $73,365.15 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, perform full range of police duties including routine patrol, law enforcement, preliminary investigations, and traffic control for a designated area on an assigned shift. With experience and training, may be assigned to specialized assignments including, but not limited to investigations, tactical, community relations, school resource, and administrative or staff functions.

Essential Functions:

  1. Patrol designated area of the City by radio equipped car, bicycle, or on foot to prevent, discover, and deter crime, enforce criminal law, direct traffic, and enforce motor vehicle operation and parking regulations.
  2. Respond to calls and complaints involving fire, automobile accidents, domestic and neighborhood disturbances, assaults, robberies, and other misdemeanors and felonies.
  3. Write detailed reports on police-related activities.
  4. Interview persons with complaints and make proper disposition or direct them to the proper authorities.
  5. Secure crime scenes, administer first aid, arbitrate disputes, conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations, gather evidence, obtain witness statements, apprehend suspects, make arrests and transport offenders.
  6. Enter and retrieve data and information using a Mobile Data Terminal (MDT).
  7. Give advice and general information to inquiries from the public.
  8. When assigned, conduct criminal and/or undercover investigations.
  9. Testify as a witness in court in connection with written citations, arrests and investigations.
  10. Assist in the training of departmental personnel
  11. Attend periodic training classes in police methods, first aid, firearms and related subjects.
  12. Keep informed and aware of persons and places suspected of illegal activity and/or potential for problems within assigned area.
  13. Must be punctual and timely in meeting all job performance requirements, including but not limited to, attendance and tardiness standards and work deadlines.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violation of any federal or state law or city ordinances relating to force violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substance.
  • Must never have been discharged from any branch of the Armed Forces under other than honorable conditions.
  • Must have a good driving record.
  • Must possess a valid Driver License.