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Police Officer

Posted: 11/01/2023

2023-487 11/1/2023 12/15/2023
JOB TITLE Police Officer
DEPARTMENT 021/Police Officer
STATUS  Full-time  
The City of Decatur compensation plan is based on an 18-step progression system.  The following reflects the entry level potential in the assigned grade/range. 
**A starting salary above the minimum point of the assigned range may be considered commensurate with education, training and experience in alignment with the City’s pay administration policies**
*NOTICE: Competitive written examination may be required for this position and eligible candidates will receive notification of scheduled examination location and time via EMAIL, or U.S. Mail where email information is not provided on employee application or resume.
The starting annual salary in the pay range (paid biweekly) for this position is:
  • This position is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state and local law and the protection of life and property.
The first steps in the employment process are the Exam and Physical Agility Test (PAT). The Examination and PAT for this employment process is scheduled for January 6, 2024.Candidates will receive details after this posting closes either by mail, email or phone.Please ensure your contact information is legible and up to date.We are not responsible for inability to contact due to incomplete or illegible information.If not scheduled for PAT you will be notified by mail.
***Please be advised that APOST requirements include completion of a Basic Abilities Test (BAT) applying to any applicant for certification to the academy that has not already attained an Associate’s Degree or higher.This test is administered at the applicants’ expense. ***
*Job description available upon request or at our website –
  • High school diploma from an accredited high school or equivalent GED.
  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license issued by the State of Alabama.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Alabama Peace Officer Standard and Training Commission
HOW TO APPLY** The City of Decatur is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability or any other protected status.
Employment Applications are available on the City’s website at, or from the Human Resources Department at City Hall-2nd Floor Tower, 402 Lee St NE, Decatur, AL 35602. 
Completed employment application, with current resume (if available), must be returned to the City of Decatur Human Resources Department by the posting closing date.
May be delivered in person or:
Mailed to: P. O. Box 1984, Decatur, AL 35602
Emailed to:
Faxed to: (256) 341-4895
The Human Resources Department may be contacted at (256) 341-4890
**Due to the volume of responses received, we will not be able to provide a status of consideration.  Candidates who have been selected for the next step in the review process will be notified.

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