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Police Recruit (PR137)


Police Services
Police Services
2100000802 Requisition #
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TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Requires working in a classroom setting with exposure to inclement
weather conditions during training. May include rotating shifts and holidays. Potentially hazardous conditions
may exist during defensive tactics, weapons training, and defensive driving. Requires the use of protective gear
when necessary.


  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent and twenty-four (24) semester hours obtained from a regionally (e.g. MSCHE, NECCU, NCA, etc.) or nationally (e.g. DETC, COE, ACCSC, etc.) accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Accreditation. 


  •  Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent and two (2) years work experience (full-time, part-time, or contract or any verifiable work experience) within five (5) years from class start date.


  •  Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent and two (2) years active or reserve military experience within five (5) years from class start date.


  • Must be a citizen of the United States, OR a permanent legal resident of the United States who is anhonorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces; requires such an officer to apply for or obtain citizenship within six years of the employment start date.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age upon completion of the Police Basic Training Program.

  • Must not have been convicted of, or pled guilty (or enter a plea of Nolo Contendere) to any felony charges.

  • Must not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States. Honorable discharge waivers may be granted for the following separations, 1) entry level separation, or 2) general discharge under honorable conditions.

  • Must successfully pass entry level requirements and testing (physical, written, background investigation, psychological and medical) for Police Recruit.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver license as a condition for continued employment.



Pay Period* 



Police Recruit (24 weeks of Training) 





Police Officer II-P (One Year Probation) 





Police Officer 




w/Bachelor’s Degree x 7.5% 

1-2 years 





2-3 years 





3-12 years 





12+ years 





The City Charter requires that City Employees, with the exception of "first responders", must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from their date of employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire. As defined by Tennessee Senate Bill No. 29, "first responder" means paid, full-time law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel.

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