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Police Chief
Trenton, TN

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


Police Chief
Trenton, TN

The friendly City is home to 4,500 residents. Trenton has a strong commitment to community policing. A solution  oriented, experienced law enforcement professional who is dedicated to providing exceptional service to our city through excellence in performance, teamwork, innovation, training, and dedication to our community and it's residents is the ideal candidate for this position. 

The Chief of Police is responsible for delivering safe, professional police services to our community, collaborating with community organizations to promote department activities, and fostering positive community relations to ensure the best quality of life for our citizens and visitors. The Chief of Police is responsible for the protection of life and property in the city while being a strong fiscal administrator. 

The Chief assists in developing and overseeing the department's budget and controls and monitors expenses within budget parameters. The police department is currently staffed with 16 full time POST certified positions, and 6 
communications specialists. The successful candidate will be a POST certified officer and have at least five years of command-level experience. 

Qualified candidates should meet the following minimum credentials: 
o Legal resident of the State of Tennessee with a valid TN driver's license. 
o If hired, must become resident of Trenton, TN. 
o Current command experience within a municipal, County, or State law enforcement agency in TN. 
o Associate's or Bachelor's Degree preferred from a regionally accredited college or university. 
o Graduate of FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute or similar police executive management school preferred. 

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communications skills. The candidate will convey a sense of stability; inspire confidence, respect, trust and a sense of mission, and maintain a good working relationship with other area law enforcement agencies. 

The Chief of Police position is an at-will, exempt employee reporting directly to the City Mayor. The City of Trenton is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 

Resumes are accepted until February 28, 2018 at 4:45 PM C. D. T. 

All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume in person or by mail to: City of Trenton, 309 S College St, Trenton, TN 38382, Attn: Mayor Ricky Jackson. Resumes may be submitted electronically to


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.

Please apply online at Type jobs in the search box and open the staff jobs link. 


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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