815 Wheeler Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801
Sgt. Jenkins or
Salary: See Below
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
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.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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
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
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
Minimum of 21 years of
High school graduate.
(or GED recipient)
Must possess a valid
Must be a citizen of the
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
Physical Agility Test
Screening of Applicant
Conditional Offer of
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
After completing a
minimum of two (2) years in Uniform Patrol, officers may apply for a position in
one of the following specialized units:
SALARIES AND BENEFITS
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
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:
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 MORE INFORMATION
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.
Academy - 256-746-4409
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