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Police Officer

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
City of Decatur
Physical Address
402 LEE NE
Decatur, AL 35601
Job Description


POSTING ID#: PD021009 – 191213
DEPARTMENT: 021/Police
SALARY GRADE: 15 Min: $1,434.07 – $2,182.11
POSTING DATE: 12/13/19 CLOSING DATE: 1/24/20

STATUS: Full-time Classified Service

• Position is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state and local law and the protection of life and property.
The first step in the employment process is the Physical Agility Test (PAT). The PAT for this employment process is tentatively scheduled for early February 2020. Candidates scheduled for the PAT 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 effective July 1, 2017 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 –
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.

• High school diploma from an accredited high school or equivalent GED.
• Must be proficient in the English language.
• Possession of a 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.
Written examination is 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.


Employment Applications are available on our 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
The City of Decatur is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

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