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Police Officer

Huntsville, Alabama



Huntsville Police Department

815 Wheeler Avenue

Huntsville, AL 35801

Phone: 256-746-4409

E-mail: Sgt. Jenkins or Lt. Lawson

Website: www.hsvcity.com/police.php



Salary: See Below


Application Deadline: NA








The City of Huntsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking to employ the best qualified applicants to fill vacant positions in a variety of occupational areas. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, gender, physical impairment, political affiliation, ethnicity, national origin or those in the protected age bracket.




Are you stuck in a job that makes you feel like you are going nowhere? Are you tired of doing the same thing day in day out? Are you alarmed at what is happening in our country today? Would you like to make a difference? There are small groups of dedicated men and women all over the country who do make a difference. Every day. These are our law enforcement officers.

Police Officers in the City of Huntsville are among the finest in the world. They are carefully selected and highly trained. They make a difference in our city.

It is not easy to become a Huntsville Police Officer. We are very selective about who we get to protect our streets. Only the very best who apply are chosen.

We are looking for the very best to be police officers in one of the most progressive cities in the country.


Are you up to the challenge?

Can you . . . MAKE A DIFFERENCE? 






Minimum of 21 years of age.



High school graduate. (or GED recipient)



Must possess a valid license.



Must be a citizen of the United States.



No conviction of a felony or misdemeanor involving force relating to domestic violence.




The selection process for the position of police officer is an extremely detailed, intricate and lengthy process. The length of the process is dependent on the number of applicants involved. The projected duration of the process will be approximately six months from the date of the written test.


The selection process consists of:

  • Applicant Pre-screen

  • Written Test

  • Physical Agility Test

  • Physical Abilities Test

  • Background Investigation

  • Screening of Applicant File

  • Conditional Offer of Employment

  • Pre-polygraph interview

  • Polygraph Examination

  • Interview Board

  • Psychological Examination

  • Medical Examination

  • Drug Screening





All new police officers hired by the City of Huntsville are required to complete a basic police officer training program at the Huntsville Police Academy.

The basic training program consists of minimum eighteen (18) weeks of classroom instruction. The program includes training in subjects such as community-oriented policing, problem solving, report writing, firearms, defensive tactics, first aid, law, management of aggressive behavior, communication skills, police spanish, police & community relations, emergency vehicle operation as well as many other areas.

The curriculum includes a rigorous physical fitness training program and practical hands-on exercises.

After graduation from the Police Academy, the new officers are required to successfully complete a twelve (12) week Field Training program where they get on-the-job experience while riding with a specially trained Field Training Officer.








After completing a minimum of two (2) years in Uniform Patrol, officers may apply for a position in one of the following specialized units:

  • Community Relations Officers

  • Criminal Investigations

  • D.A.R.E. Unit

  • D.U.I. Task Force

  • Field Training Officer

  • K-9 Handler

  • Organized Crime Unit

  • Police Academy Staff

  • School Resource Officers

  • S.W.A.T Team

  • Traffic Enforcement Units



The current salary range for police officers is $33,924.80 to $51,771.20.

Officers receive thirteen (13) days paid vacation annually. Additional vacation is earned with ten years or more continued employment. Sick leave is accumulated at a rate of thirteen (13) days per year. Officers receive ten (10) paid holidays per year.

Officers are furnished with uniforms and the equipment necessary to perform their daily responsibilities. Officers receive an annual uniform allowance.

Officers receive up to (21) days annually for military leave.

Officers receive a minimum of forty (40) hours on annual Continuing Education Training.

Officers become eligible for COPP (Community Oriented Policing Program) patrol vehicles to take home after completion of their Field Training program.

Additional benefits offered are:

  • Life Insurance

  • State of Alabama Employee Retirement System

  • Health Insurance

  • Longevity Pay

  • Long-term Disability

  • Bereavement Leave

  • Unemployment Insurance

  • Workman's Compensation Coverage

Employees have the option of joining the Alabama Peace Officer's Annuity and Benefit Fund, Flexible Benefit Program and United States Conference of Mayor's Deferred Compensation Program (supplemental retirement program).



For additional information for the position of police officer with the Huntsville Police Department, you may send your Name, Address, Telephone Number, and How you learned of this job opportunity to the address below, via internet mail.



Sgt. Jenkins




Lt. Lawson


Huntsville Police Academy - 256-746-4409



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