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Executive Director, UT-LEIC
Oak Ridge, TN

Police Officer
Henderson, TN 

Police Chief
Johnson City, TN (ETSU PD

Police Officer
Memphis, TN (Christian Brothers University

Police Officer
Gallatin, TN

Police Officer
Franklin, TN

Police Officer
Johnson City, TN (ETSU)

Police Officer
Nolensville, TN


Executive Director, Law Enforcement Innovation Center 
Oak Ridge, TN

The Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC), an agency of the Institute for Public Service for the University of Tennessee, is seeking a person for the Executive Director position. The successful applicant provides oversight and leadership of LEIC. This position serves to develop, market and provide training programs, as well as, hire and retain a diverse staff of subject matter experts for delivery and coordination of programs. This position also maintains a working relationship/partnership with law enforcement both nationally and internationally, serves as a resource for the University system on law enforcement matters, and manages the fiscal resources of the agency. 

To apply, the applicant must have a master’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, education, or a related field. A total of fifteen years of law enforcement experience with increasing responsibility is required and must include five years of Command Level law enforcement experience (personnel, budgets, decision-making, media relations, etc.). 

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to seek funding resources, and grow new work for an organization. The successful applicant must be able to provide marketing/training presentations and networking skills that contribute to the success of the agency. Experience with successful grant management is preferred. Completion of a senior level leadership program (FBI National Academy, Senior Management Institute for Police, Northwestern Command College, South Eastern Leadership Academy, etc.) is preferred. The applicant must be able to work in a variety of training situations, which could include those involving human cadavers and human remains. 

High levels of written and oral communication skills are necessary including knowledge of industry standards and university software. Must be able to travel frequently in state EEO and out-of-state and remain overnight for extended periods, which may include international travel. Must maintain active membership in related organizations. 

The position is located in Oak Ridge, TN. 

All interested persons should submit a cover letter, a resume with 3-5 professional references, and include a writing sample to outline their ability to research and communicate effectively through writing. 

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Police Officer
Henderson, TN

The Hendersonville Police Department will be accepting applications for the positions of Police Officer, part-time Commissioned Police Officer, and Reserve Officer until Friday, May 18 at 10:00am. Applications must be 21 years of age. Application packets may be picked up at Henderson Police Department at 121 Crook Avenue Lower Level, Henderson, TN. 

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Police Chief
Johnson City, TN (ETSU PD)

The Chief of Police position reports directly to the Vice President for Administration and will have direct managerial and supervisory responsibilities over all operational areas of the East Tennessee State University Department of Public Safety. The Chief of Police will manage a full service police department, the Universities extended campuses and will work collaboratively with campus leaders throughout the University, as well as with external local, and state law enforcement agencies to enhance public safety operations across the University and local community. The Chief will manage and prepare reports, documents and processes related to accreditation, compliance, strategic planning and budgetary responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be well-rounded with experience in a wide array of public safety functions, including the planning and management of police, traffic, sporting events and other safety and security activities. Additionally, the candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to facilitate public safety services and functions for a large and diverse institution of higher education with a student body of approximately 14,600. The candidate must have familiarity with Federal and State laws applicable to campus public safety including but not limited to FERPA, the Clery Act, and Title IX laws and regulations. Related best practices will be critical to the success of this position. The successful candidate will have the ability to maintain cooperative and effective partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders and possess excellent communications skills, with the ability to relate easily and comfortably with widely diverse groups and individuals in a university environment.

The Chief will possess proven critical thinking and analytical skills; demonstrated organizational acumen and the ability to initiate and advance organizational growth and change while fostering a collaborative, inclusive, and supportive work environment; outstanding management and leadership with excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and, extensive experience in crisis management, innovation, supervision, and employee mentorship and development. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; have knowledge of best practices in higher education law enforcement, emergency response, and risk management; keep a focus on personal growth and development for themselves as well as their team; maintain a service-oriented approach to working with colleagues, students, faculty, and staff, and other community stakeholders; and possess a willingness to embrace the University’s mission and values.

The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least seven years of demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience in law enforcement, and preferably, in a higher education setting. A master’s degree and executive law enforcement training are preferred. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated and proven commitment to community policing with a focus on service; an understanding of student development and the needs of a complex, diverse campus community in an urban environment; experience with emergency preparedness and managing large scale events; demonstrated experience facilitating organizational change; and the knowledge of current best practices in higher education safety and security. A demonstrated record of leadership, strategic thinking, collaboration, and interpersonal skills are essential. The successful candidate must meet the minimum certification requirements set by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission and be certified by the Commission within six months of employment.

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Police Officer
Memphis, TN (Christian Brothers University)

Midnight Shift

Responsible for performing activities to ensure the safety and security of all personnel, students, guests, and facilities on campus and to enforce University rules and regulations and applicable laws to include local, state, and federal statutes. Employees in this classification are required to maintain flexible work schedules in order to accommodate weekends, evenings, and holiday shifts. Overtime work may also occur. Employees may experience hazardous or dangerous situations in the course of their work. 

Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Enforce policies of the University and applicable laws to include local, state and federal statutes.  
2. Prevent crimes and protect life and University property.  
3. Control traffic and parking requirements to include issuing parking citations and/or warnings.  
4. Perform routine patrols on foot, cart, bicycle, or in a vehicle to insure the security of the campus community.  
5. Patrols campus buildings and grounds to identify problems or violations of college policies, state, or federal laws, and investigates suspicious activities or people. 
6. Responds to complaints of criminal activity, traffic violations, accidents and/or disturbances and takes appropriate action to prevent potentially dangerous or violent situations from occurring on campus. 
7. Responds to complaints of criminal activity, traffic violations, accidents, and/or disturbances and takes appropriate action to prevent potentially dangerous or violent situations from occurring on campus.  
8. Responds to emergency alarms and calls; makes decisions based on analysis of situation and fact, and takes appropriate actions on calls and emergencies.

Position Qualifications/Requirements:  
1. High School Diploma or equivalent, some college preferred.  
2. Prefer one or more years of security or law enforcement experience. (State certification preferred.)  
3. Excellent communication, interpersonal and team skills, confidentiality and reliability.  
4. Ability to receive and understand oral and written instruction.  
5. Valid driver’s license.  
6. Attainment of a commission as a Special Police Officer by the Memphis Police Department.  
7. Compliance with all Tennessee P.O.S.T. requirements.  
8. Must be a citizen of the United States.  
9. Able to pass an extensive background check. 

Salary: A POST certified officer with three or more years of service may start at $16.42 per hour. After 90 days the rate may rise to $17.05 per hour and after a year of service the rate may rise to $17.69 per hour.  

Closing Date: Open until filled.

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Police Officer
Gallatin, TN 

Do you want to make a difference in your community on a daily basis? Making a difference at the Gallatin Police Department begins by holding ourselves to a higher standard and being accountable to those we serve. This allows the officers with GPD to make a difference in the community and with the people we come into contact with.
The name on the badge says who hired you. The name on your nameplate says who raised you. If you can represent both with honor and integrity, come grow with us at the Gallatin Police Department.
We are currently accepting applications for both full time and reserve officer positions. The physical fitness and written exams will be held twice on both February 16th and 17th.
For more information on applying, testing, or benefits, please visit the City of Gallatin’s Human Resource website at: or call 615-451-5890.


Police Officer
Franklin, TN

The Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Under limited supervision, patrols assigned zone while exercising responsibility for the enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare. Controls traffic, prevents crime or disturbances of the peace, and arrests violators. While working under often stressful, high-risk conditions, applies good independent judgment when dealing with dangerous or unusual situations and implements safe practices and procedures.

$19.25/hour for non-P.O.S.T. – Certified applicants
$21.77/hour for P.O.S.T. – Certified Officers

Education and Experience:
The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of an Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Certifications/Licenses:

Eligible to become P.O.S.T. certified
At least twenty-one years of age
Licensed and qualified to operate a firearm
Valid Tennessee driver’s license

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Police Officer
Johnson City, TN

The East Tennessee State University Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer.

Job Summary    
Work performed in investigation of crimes and accidents, protecting property, facilities and citizens by law enforcement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities    
Investigate criminal matters, ability to utilize state fire codes.

Required Qualifications    
High school diploma.

Applicant must have completed a law enforcement academy approved by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission. Must show proof of graduation from an approved Police Academy. If diploma is from an out-of-state academy, transcripts of academy curriculum must be submitted. Must be certifiable under the Minimum Standards for Police Officers (TCA 38-8-106), have or obtain a valid Tennessee driver’s license prior to employment, be able to pass a physical exam and psychological evaluation, pass a physical agility test, a rigid background investigation, hold a high school diploma or equivalency, must be at least (18) eighteen years of age, be a citizen of the United States, not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty of or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violation of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances, not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States, have the person’s fingerprints on file with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Salary $34,690.00

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Police Officer
Nolensville, TN

The Town of Nolensville is currently seeking to hire multiple police officers with preference given to applicants that are Tennessee P.O.S.T. certified at the time of appointment.

The Town of Nolensville is situated in the lush green hills of Williamson County along scenic Mill Creek. It's a great place to raise a family and connect to a community where rural meets suburban, rustic meets quaint and old meets new. We experience small town life in close proximity to the cultural and entertainment opportunities of Metropolitan Nashville. The Town has a radius of 19.5 square miles and a population of about 9,000.

The position of Police Officer is responsible for the protection of the lives, property, safety, and security of the citizens and visitors to the Town of Nolensville. The position of Police Officer shall enforce the laws of the State of Tennessee, the United States, and ordinances of the Town of Nolensville.

Knowledge and Skills:
The candidate must have the ability to be an organized person who can meet time schedules and deadlines. The candidate must be able to communicate both orally and in written form effectively. The candidate must be able to follow directions from supervisors and carry out assigned tasks. The candidate must be able to maintain a very high level of personal integrity, have good judgment, and be able to make sound decisions independently, with minimal supervision .

Minimum Qualifications
•    At least 21 years of age
•    Citizen of the United States
•    High School Graduate or possess an equivalency (G.E.D.);
•    Possess good moral character.
•    Distant Visual Acuity in each eye must be no worse than 20/100 (Snellen) uncorrected, corrected 20/20 in the better eye and 20/30 in the other eye. Binocular vision must be at 20 feet. Must have normal depth perception. Must have normal color vision.
•    Valid "Class D" Driver's License.
•    Have not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violations of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substance.
•    Satisfactory driving record; candidate’s driving record will be considered part of the background investigation for this position.
•    Honorable discharge from Military Service (if applicable).
•    The medical requirements for enlistment or appointment to either the Army or Navy are the basis for physical suitability at the time of appointment.
•    Meet standards set by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission and adopted by the Tennessee General Assembly on June 24, 1983, T.C.A. 38-8-106.        

Compensation and Benefits include:
•    Health Insurance
•    Dental Insurance
•    Vision Insurance
•    Life Insurance
•    Retirement
•    Paid time off including vacation, sick and holiday

Complete salary range is $17.77 - $24.26 per hour.

All candidates MUST submit a completed application to the Town of Nolensville in order to be considered.

For more information and to complete an application, please visit the Town of Nolensville’s website at:

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