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BENEFITS OF EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CLARKSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

• Starting Salary $26,264
• State Retirement Plan
• 12 Vacation Days & 12 Sick Days per year
• 11 Paid Holidays a year
• A medical insurance package is offered by the City of Clarksville at a minimal cost to the employee
• Longevity Pay
• Uniforms/Equipment Provided
• Military, Reserve, National Guard Leave
• The Clarksville Police Department and the City of Clarksville are Equal Opportunity Employers

TRAINING PROVIDED BY THE CLARKSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

PHASE 1 is a four week in-house training program that will help you become accustomed to our Department. You will be provided instruction in firearms, policy and procedures, chemical weapons, impact weapons, DUI enforcement and other areas.

PHASE 2 is a ten week Basic Police School conducted at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in Donelson, TN, near Nashville. Completion of these ten weeks provides you with a certification from the State of Tennessee. If you have a certification from another state, you may be eligible to "challenge" the P.O.S.T. test. If you are eligible and pass this challenge, you do not attend the ten week school.

PHASE 3 is a 14 week period where recruits are assigned to a Field Training Officer. After successful completion, you are assigned a shift and start solo patrols.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Be at least 21 years of age
• Have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
• Criminal Activity - The Commission may consider a waiver from pre-employment requirements relating to criminal activity on an individual basis and depending on the circumstances.

Waivers may be granted if the officer has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any violation of any federal or state law or city ordinance (excluding felony charge and domestic violence) with the following charges:

(i) relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor (including driving while intoxicated);
(ii) or controlled substances when the offense was classed as a misdemeanor.

• Possess a valid drivers license
• Be a Citizen of the United States
• Honorable Discharge from the Armed Forces if prior military
• Completely fill out an application for employment
• Be able to pass an extensive background investigation, polygraph, and drug screen
• Meet State law Requirements concerning mental health and physical condition

HOW TO APPLY

Applications can be picked up at the:
Tennessee Career Center
350 Pageant Lane
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 648-5530

You may also write to the Career Center and request an application be mailed to you.

Applications will be accepted year round at the Tennessee Career Center. If you can't bring your application to the Career Center you may mail it to the address above. Address it to the attention of the Clarksville Police Department Recruitment Officer.

For your convenience, the application can also be downloaded and filled out. Remember, BOTH the application and the Authorization for Release of Information must be notarized as indicated on each of the forms.

TESTING AND EMPLOYMENT PROCESS

The applicant begins with a physical agility test. The physical agility test is a 400 yard obstacle course that consists of a four foot fence, a seven foot chain link fence (or a six foot wooden wall), a balance beam, a ditch to jump, and a 165 pound mannequin drag. Applicants have three minutes to complete the agility course.

The second phase of the process is a standardized written test. This test measures reading comprehension, writing skills and math skills. There is also a personality assessment. A score of 70% or better is needed to pass.

The third phase is an oral review board which consists of Supervisors and Field Training Officers.

The fourth phase consists of an extensive background investigation.

The fifth phase is an interview with two members of the Command Staff.

The final phase is an interview with the Chief of Police.

The Chief of Police selects the applicants that will be given a conditional offer of employment. This job offer is contingent upon the applicant's successfully completing a physical exam, a drug screen, a psychological exam, and a polygraph test.
For further assistance contact:
CPD Recruitment at:
(931) 553-5111.
 
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