Answer the call, join the clarksville police department
To speak to a CPD Recruiter, email CPDJOBS@CITYOFCLARKSVILLE.COM or call 931.553.5111
- Beginning salary as a cadet is $39,930. When the field training period is completed, salary will be $42,049.
- State retirement plan
- 12 vacation days and 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.
- Employee clinic
- Longevity pay
- Uniforms/equipment provided
- Military, Reserve, National Guard Leave
- Voluntary Incentive Program to maintain physical fitness
- The Clarksville Police Department and the City of Clarksville are Equal Opportunity Employers
Pre-Certified Officers / Law enforcement experience
Applicants hired with prior law enforcement experience (Certified Officers) are given credit for their experience. All advancements occur after the officer completes in house training and the Field Training Program. Officers can only receive credit for up to five (5) years of their experience.
Officers with one (1) years’ experience are eligible for advancement to Police Officer I, $43,747.00 and those officers who only have five (5) years’ experience are eligible to be advanced to $46,333.00. Those officers with five (5) years of law enforcement experience as a certified officer who have completed 120 cumulative training hours not to include In-Service Training are eligible to be advanced to Police Officer II at $49,983.00 a year
CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT
The Chief of Police selects the applicants that will be given a conditional offer of employment. This job offer is contingent upon the applicants successfully completing a physical exam, drug screen, psychological exam, and a polygraph test.
FAILING THE TEST
If an applicant fails the physical agility test or written examination they will be eligible to re-apply by submitting a new application to the Tennessee Career Center for the next available testing date. The duration of the hiring process for the Clarksville Police Department can take up to one year depending on the background investigation and available testing dates.
The Clarksville Police Department has a lateral program for applicants with prior law enforcement experience. Those that qualify would still have to complete all phases of the hiring process.
For questions, contact Detective Alan Morgan at 931-648-0656, ext. 5334. or Sergeant Rodney Lifsey, 931-648-0656, ext. 5298
All Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 21 years of age on the date you submit your application
- Have a High School Diploma or GED
- Possess a valid drivers license
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Honorable Discharge from the Armed Forces if prior military (Must be within 30 days of either terminal leave or ETS to be eligible to apply)
- 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
- Criminal Activity - The Peace Officer Standard and Training Commission of Tennessee may consider a waiver from pre- employment requirements relating to criminal activity on an individual basis and depending on the circumstances excluding felony charge or domestic violence.
Please note: Police Officers (Patrol Division) work 12 hour shifts (nights, weekends and holidays).