Job Opportunities

Police Officer
Brentwood, TN

The City of Brentwood is seeking highly motivated persons for a career in law enforcement in a positive, professional environment.

Current Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification holders, women and other minorities are encouraged to apply.  Out of State Lateral Transfers and Non-certified applicants must be able to obtain Tennessee certification in a reasonable time.  The City of Brentwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Starting annual salary is $40,372.80 per year ($19.41/hr.) with incentives for higher education or emergency medical training. Benefits include:

•    Free Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance for employee. 
•    Paid Vacations and Holidays.
•    Annual Vehicle Stipend of $2400 after probationary period.
•    Shift Differential pay up to $2100.
•    Annual Uniform allowance.
•    Longevity Bonus after 5 years of service.
•    Tuition Reimbursement Program.
•    TCRS Enhanced Retirement.
•    G.I. Bill approved training provider.

Applicants must have 60 semester hours of college credit from a regionally accredited college or university, or 30 semester hours and 2 years of experience as a certified Police Officer or Military Police Officer. Applicants must be 21 years of age before hire date and be a citizen of the United States. 

Applicants must be able to obtain a valid Tennessee driver's license. Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation.  Selection process includes:

•    Applicants must pass a physical fitness test.
•    Applicants must pass a written test.
•    Applicants who pass the written test will participate in an oral interview process.
•    Applicants must pass a polygraph test.
•    Applicants must pass a psychological and medical examination.
•    Applicants must not have any tattoos visible in a traditional short sleeve uniform.

Online application and job description are available at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/brentwoodtn

Completed applications must be submitted online no later than 4:30 pm on August 23, 2019.  For additional information please contact (615)577-6041:

Captain Alan Hardcastle
Brentwood Police Department
5211 Maryland Way
Brentwood, Tn. 37027
alan.hardcastle@brentwoodtn.gov

 

Police Chief
Covington, TN

The City of Covington, Tennessee is seeking a Chief of Police. The Police Department supports this vision through the implementation of strategic goals to provide a healthy and safe living environment. The Department consists of 35 sworn officers whose primary goals include the safety and security for the city’s residents, businesses, property and critical infrastructure resources. Covington Police Officers respond to an average of 28,000 calls for service each year.

The Police Chief is responsible for directing the operations of the Covington Police Department and is also expected to have a close working relationship with the Tipton County Sheriff’s Department, the Tipton County 911 Board, and all other safety-related entities in and around Covington. The position is responsible for managing the administrative functions of the department, such as developing policies and procedures, personnel/employment decisions, formulating long-range plans and preparing the departmental budget. Additionally, the Police Chief is responsible for overseeing all matters related to police department activities; planning and implementing comprehensive community policing, law enforcement and public safety programs. The Chief must possess the ability to build community relationships through the development of partnerships and use of proven community-oriented policing techniques. As a key member of the Mayor’s leadership team, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to embrace change and help guide the community through important challenges. 

Other important qualifications may include:
• Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Police Administration or similar degree; Master’s Degree preferred; with five years of experience in upper level police management; or any equivalent combination of education, training and upward moving experience.
• Certified by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards Commission (POST) or be able to obtain certification during the first six months after appointment. Must possess a valid driver's license.
• Graduate of the FBI Academy; or the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Program or Command Officer Development Program highly desired; comparable specialized police leadership and management training in ethics and integrity, emergency management, cultural and generational diversity, problem solving and community policing will also be considered.
• Experience in providing upper level leadership in a police department that is comparable in size and complexity to the Covington Police Department is expected. It is desirable that a qualified candidate also have significant leadership role in a department that has been accredited by a state accreditation agency. 

Salary for this position, DOQ of the selected candidate, is expected to be in the range of $75,000 - $80,000 with a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement through the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, paid time off, and paid sick leave options. 

Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references and a City of Covington job application by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019. The job application may be found at the City of Covington website: covingtontn.com. Materials should be emailed to: trose@covingtontn.com.

Any questions please call 901-475-7170 or email HR Director Tiny Rose at trose@covingtontn.com. Interview times and locations will be set after the application process closes.

 

Police Chief
Tullahoma, TN

City of Tullahoma, Tennessee is seeking a new Police Chief for “a town as unique as its name” with a rich heritage in aerospace and aviation and being home to Arnold Airforce Base and UT Space Institute. Scenically located, between Tims Ford Lake and Normandy Lake, and centrally located approximately an hour drive from Nashville, Chattanooga and Huntsville; Tullahoma exceeds expectations in its quality of life for a community of 20,000 residents and is a medical, retail, education and entertainment hub for its five-county region in southern, middle Tennessee.  

Tullahoma Police Department is made up of 37 sworn officers and 5 non-sworn staff members organized into three divisions: Administration, Patrol, and Criminal Investigations. Each division reports to the Police Chief. The Police Chief oversees an annual budget of $3.5 million and functions under the administrative direction of the City Administrator.

The chosen candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related area with at least ten years of experience in law enforcement and seven years of supervisory and command experience. The City of Tullahoma is looking for qualified candidates who have continued their educational training with an emphasis on leadership. Salary range beginning at $75,500, depending on qualifications. The city offers an excellent health and retirement benefits package.  

Interested applicants can submit a resume, cover letter and professional references to “City of Tullahoma, Attn: Human Resources Director, PO Box 807, Tullahoma, TN 37388” or by email to cbrice@tullahomatn.gov. Resumes will be accepted until July 15, 2019. Applications are subject to public disclosure. EOE/TN Drug Free Workplace.

 

Director
21st Judicial District Drug Task Force (Franklin, TN)

The purpose of this job is to perform administrative, managerial and technical functions associated with overseeing the activities of the Drug Task Force and enforcing all State laws/regulations for which the Drug Task Force is accountable. Duties and responsibilities include planning, coordinating and directing all aspects of Drug Task Force operations; supervising the enforcement of laws; responding to and directing major investigations; formulating orders/regulations; developing departmental budget and controlling expenditures; supervising assigned employees; and providing information and assistance to the general public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, handling employee concerns and problems, assigning work, counseling, and recommending disciplinary and other personnel actions.
-Administers all operations, activities and policies of the Drug Task Force.
-Enforces all State codes, laws and regulations in order to maintain quality of life, prevent drug crimes, and promote security; enforces staff observance of high ethical standards in conduct and performance of duty.
-Develops/administers Drug Task Force budget; exercises control over expenditures.
-Develops, executes and evaluates general policies and procedures, in consultation with the Board of Directors.
-Formulates departmental orders, regulations, work methods and procedures; ensures uniform interpretation of, and compliance with, general/special orders, regulations and policies.
-May be called upon to direct operations at major investigation involving misdemeanors and felonies; may supervise and participate in general agent’s duties, to include discovering/preventing illegal drug activity, apprehending criminals and offenders, writing citations, making arrests, conducting investigations, mediating disputes and administering first aid.
-Advises/assists staff in non-routine investigations; actively participates in more complex problems encountered by staff members.
-Cooperates with county, state and federal officers in apprehension/detention of wanted persons; cooperates with other agencies involving Drug Task Force activities.
-Maintains positive public relations with news media and civic groups; interacts with media on drug-related matters, special activities, public education, crime prevention efforts, etc.; speaks at civic club meetings, churches, schools or other public gatherings to explain Drug Task Force functions/activities and to establish favorable public relations.
-Confers with staff, agents and others as necessary to obtain information or resolve problems; contacts personnel by radio, telephone, pager/beeper, voice mail, etc., for emergency response and critical incident communications.
-Communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
-Responds to questions, complaints and requests for information/assistance by telephone or in person from the general public, news media, court personnel, employees, officials, or other persons.
-Answers the telephone; provides information, advice and guidance; returns calls as necessary.
-Receives and/or prepares various reports, forms, invoices, correspondence, and other documentation; processes, completes, and/or forwards as appropriate; maintains files and logs.
-Maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, etc., for reference and/or review.
-Attends meetings, training sessions and seminars as required to remain knowledgeable of Drug Task Force operations and to keep abreast of changes in policies/procedures, codes or criminal/civil case law and new trends/advances in the profession; maintains professional affiliations; reads professional literature.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field may be required, supplemented by formal training in law enforcement methods/practices and in scientific methods of crime prevention/detection, with extensive experience in law enforcement work involving progressive responsibility, to include five years of management/supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Requires Police Officer certification by the State of Tennessee. Requires a valid Driver's License.

To Apply:

Send your resume to Assistant Director Bailey Greenewalt at bailey@drugtaskforce.net. Position is open until filled.

 

Police Officer
Ashland City, TN

Under supervision, performs a wide variety of police and law enforcement activities. Tasks are primarily service oriented and include dispensing information, arbitrating disputes, providing assistance through referrals, property protection, crime prevention, investigation, and other public safety services. Duties include an element of personal danger, exposure to adverse conditions, apprehending criminals, directing traffic, and transporting prisoners. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with Tennessee State Statues, Federal Law and Local Ordinances, and established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise good independent judgment. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences and review of written reports for results obtained and adherence to established policies and procedures. May be authorized to assume the duties of a Corporal/Sergeant in their absence. Performs other work as requested or assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Conducts routine preventative patrol in designated areas of the City; patrols residential/business areas for detection of violators; initiates contacts with both business operators and residents; maintains an open-line of communication within the community.
 Responds to calls for police service; attempts to resolve domestic disputes, disturbances and other incidents through counseling or referral. Settles disputes among neighbors, juveniles, and/or gangs; resolves any and all complaints from citizens of the community.
 Provides information and/or assistance to the public; answers a wide range of non-police related service calls; informs citizens of available services in the community; promotes crime prevention through community and educational programs; makes presentations to public and local organizations concerning crime prevention and related police matters.
 Attempts to maintain the peace and safety of the community; responds to pubic disturbances; maintains civil obedience at group functions.
 Provides for the safe and convenient flow of traffic and pedestrians within the community; investigates traffic accidents; enforces traffic violations; conducts driver intoxication investigations; promotes vehicular and pedestrian safety; reports unsafe road conditions.
 Conducts criminal and non-criminal investigations; performs surveillance; conducts follow-up investigations.
 Enforces laws and arrests lawbreakers; makes felony and misdemeanor arrests; issues Notices to Appear and traffic citations.
 Prepares written reports, forms and other documents as required.
 Testifies in criminal and civil court proceedings; gives depositions.

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Police Lieutenant
Christian Brothers University

Salary: Up to $40,300.00

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and manages the operations of several functions and specific operations within the department as assigned by the Director.
  • In the absence of the Director and/or the Assistant Director, this position will work with other equal Command Staff members to properly and adequately manage departmental operations.
  • Identify problems and implement solutions, consider alternatives, and when appropriate consult with the director.
  • Oversee the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates the performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  • Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short and long range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  • Assists subordinates in performance of duties; reviews cases with subordinates as appropriate, and provides guidance and direction.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, and participates on committees, as assigned.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Director and/or the Assistant Director.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Perform duties of a Campus Police Officer.
  • Write comprehensive reports.
  • Work under pressures of stressful situations and deadlines.
  • Perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities.
  • Work cooperatively, courteously, but firmly with all segments of public.
  • Evaluate a situation, make effective decisions under pressure, and take appropriate action.
  • Produce written documents.
  • Maintain integrity.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records.
  • Develop and/or modify rules, regulations and guidelines applicable to the Department of Campus Safety. Minimum Requirements:
  • Attainment of a commission as a Special Police Officer by the Memphis Police Department.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Director and/or the Assistant Director.

Requirements:

  • A High School diploma or equivalent.is required. Some college coursework is preferred.
  • One (1) or more years of Supervisory Police or Campus Police experience at the rank of Sergeant or above is required.
  • A Minimum of 7 years of experience as a law enforcement officer.
  • Attainment of a commission as a Special Police Officer by the Memphis Police Department.
  • Compliance with all Tennessee P.O.S.T. requirements.
  • 21 years of age (note: there is no maximum age limit).
  • Honorable discharge from military service, if applicable.
  • A valid driver's license with a good driving record.

No violent misdemeanor or felony convictions. (This also applies to charges/violations of any federal/state laws relating to force, theft, dishonesty, gambling, or controlled substances)

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