POST Certified Police Officers

Franklin, TN
Historic Franklin Tennessee

Salary: $65,000.

Closing Date: 5/31/2024.

Position Summary:

Under limited supervision, patrols assigned zone while exercising responsibility for the enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare. Controls traffic, prevents crime or disturbances of the peace, and arrests violators. While working under often stressful, high-risk conditions, applies good independent judgment when dealing with dangerous or unusual situations and implements safe practices and procedures. Reports to the Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, or acting supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols an assigned district in a patrol car, bicycle, or on foot, to observe assigned area for possible criminal activity or other conditions that could endanger public safety; investigates complaints and enforces laws; maintains high visibility.
  • Responds to requests for assistance by, or complaints from, the public via the dispatcher.
  • Identifies, investigates, and reports accidents, dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions to the appropriate departments or agencies.
  • Investigates crimes, interviews witnesses, complainants, and victims; gathers physical evidence and preserves such evidence for court use; conducts follow up investigations if necessary.
  • Apprehends, arrests, and detains criminal suspects and law violators when necessary; follows proper procedures when making arrests to ensure the safety of arresting officer, the public, and the suspect.
  • Enforces all applicable laws of the State of Tennessee and the City of Franklin; notes suspicious persons and establishments and reports to superior officer.
  • Maintains responsibility for the upkeep of patrol car and any related equipment that is the property of the City of Franklin.
  • Assumes control at traffic accidents to maintain smooth traffic flow, assists traffic accident victims, and investigates causes of accidents.
  • Completes paperwork related to policing duties.


  • Education and Experience: The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are acquired through attainment of an Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • P.O.S.T. Certification at time of application.
  • At least twenty-one years of age.
  • Valid Tennessee driver’s license.