Police Patrol Officer

Tuscaloosa, AL
City of Tuscaloosa

$51,000.00 Annually

Closing Date
6/15/2023 at 5:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

$5,000 Hiring Bonus!

Essential Functions

  • Attends department training in applicable state and federal laws, statutes, codes, ordinances and regulations; participates in physical training, arrest procedures, firearms use and safety; learns to use tools required for performance of duties.
  • Learns and studies departmental policies and procedures within an assigned unit of the department; becomes familiar with different officer assignments in the Police Department.
  • Maintains current department policy and procedures manual, city and state code manuals, employee handbooks, various maps, and related material for reference and/or review.
  • Meets minimum requirements for written examinations, firearms qualifications, and driving skills.
  • Maintains assigned equipment, specifically: motor vehicles, first aid supplies, and equipment used in the performance of duties; follows safety procedures, requests service and/or repairs, ensures cleanliness and optimal operation of equipment.
  • Organizes and prioritizes daily work assignments; attends shift meetings.
  • Completes/prepares forms, logs, requests, records, reports, correspondence, and documents associated with daily responsibilities of this position; researches and locates records; maintains administrative records and files.
  • Responds to questions, complaints, and requests for information by telephone or in person from the general public, employees, superiors, and individuals if appropriate.
  • Exchanges information with dispatchers, attorneys, court personnel, medical professionals, and other departments and agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma from an accredited institution recognized by APOST or GED required; no previous experience required.
  • Must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license.
  • Must be at least 21-years of age.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be eligible to attend an Alabama Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (A.P.O.S.T.C.) academy.
  • Must be eligible to be licensed to carry firearms.
  • Must meet all department and A.P.O.S.T.C. minimum training standards. This job classification is considered to be safety-sensitive and is subject to pre-employment and random drug screens.