City of Johnson City
  • 01-Mar-2023 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Police Officer Exam
  • Johnson City, TN, USA
  • 20.74
  • Full Time

Police Officer Trainee

The City of Johnson City invites you to apply to start your career as a Johnson City Police Officer! Anyone interested in working for the City of Johnson City Police Department must meet the minimum requirements for the position and complete the hiring process.

You will be notified by email to create a profile and complete a personal history questionnaire. At that time, you will be asked to provide additional information:

The Hiring Process Includes:

  1. Application for Employment
  2. Police Officer Testing
  3. Background Investigation
  4. Polygraph
  5. Assessment Center / Panel Interview
  6. Conditional Offer / New Hire Evaluation

Job Description and Benefits:

The Johnson City Police Department employs 153 sworn officers and 21 civilians and is located in the 8th largest city in Tennessee. As a Police Officer Trainee, you will be paid full salary while receiving comprehensive training through an Accredited Police Academy. Upon completion of the recruit training, you will be responsible for protective services work as well as the prevention, detection, and investigation of crimes. This work may involve personal risk and requires sound, independent judgment in all situations. All uniforms and equipment are provided by the department. In addition, you will be issued a take home patrol car. The city provides numerous employee benefits as well as a 401a retirement plan.

Minimum Requirements at the time of application:

  1. U.S. Citizen
  2. Must possess a valid driver's license
  3. Be a high school graduate or have GED equivalent
  4. Be at least 21 years of age
  5. Meet standards set forth by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission and adopted by the Tennessee General Assembly on June 4, 1983, T.C.A. 38-8-106
  6. Not have been convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contendre to a felony charge or to any violation of any federal or state laws, or any city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor, or controlled substances, and not under any other than an honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States

Training (all training provided by the agency):

  1. Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy 9 / 12 Weeks
  2. Field Training 16 Weeks
  3. Probationary Period 1 Year

Applicants already certified will be eligible for the following incentives if hired:

  1. Tennessee POST Certification $2,100 incentive
  2. Other state POST Certification (requires transition school) $1,000 incentive
  3. Documented evidence of the training level must be provided and is subject to verification by the Human Resources department and all certifications must be issued by or approved by the State of Tennessee


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